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Titre : Ruffian Burning From The Start
Éditeur : Ballantine Books, NY
Date d'édition : 1991
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine
Edition : 3rd Printing
Type de livre : Book
First edition-3rd printing 1991. BK is FINE; DJ is NF, bright color pictorial covers w. taped flap panels, o/w F; very clean and tight copy. N° de réf. du libraire WS00441
Synopsis : "A colorful story...Ruffian was nothing if not a heartbreaker. Her story, dramatically recounted by Jane Scwartz, epitomizes both the adrenaline-pumping glory and gut-wrenching ruthlessness inherent in the sport of horse racing."
THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
Here is the story f the exceptional filly, a horse so dominating, she was likened to legend. Beginning with her earliest days in Kentucky, the book follows Ruffian at every stage of her career and through the agony of her final hours--venturing behind the scenes of the racing world, and exploring the politics and personalities that came together to shape this exroardiinary filly's life.
From the Paperback edition.
Quatrième de couverture:
?Compelling, informative, and ultimately touching. This is a first-class book; Ruffian deserves no less.?
? The Seattle Times
?A COLORFUL STORY . . . Ruffian was nothing if not a heartbreaker. Her story, dramatically recounted by Jane Schwartz, epitomizes both the adrenaline-pumping glory and gut-wrenching ruthlessness inherent in the sport of horse racing.?
? The Washington Post Book World
?[AN] EXCEPTIONALLY FINE BOOK . . . The world of racing?the people, the smells, politics, emotion?is what the writer wants to show us. And show us she does, brilliantly.?
?Jane Schwartz has written, with considerable grace and evident love, a superb, painstakingly researched portrait of this most remarkable of thoroughbred fillies.?
? Los Angeles Times Book Review
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