- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
"Eisenberg succeeds in creating a gripping yarn of sporting contest..." Publishers Weekly
"...surely the most entertaining book of sports history ever written...It's a grand and glorious story..."—Frank Deford
"Now the definitive account of a stupendous event that was a preview of modern American sports..."—Ed Hotaling, author of Wink, The Great Black Jockeys, and They're Off! Horse Racing at Saratoga
"An extraordinary account of America's first major sports spectacle..."—Joe Hirsch, Daily Racing Form
"Eisenberg's masterfully woven narrative...is as important today as it was two centuries ago." Mim Eichler-Rivas, author of Beautiful Jim Key: The Lost History of a Horse and a Man Who Changed the World
Eisenberg’s melding of history and sports journalism is altogether superb.
Kirkus Reviews, Starred
"Let's get right to the point: This is a lead-pipe cinch, mortal lock, lay-your money-down sure thing of a book." The Baltimore Sun
"Eisenberg expertly captures the passions in his telling of the contest. . .the pages flip by faster than jockey colors." The Chicago Tribune
Excerpted from The Great Match Race by John Eisenberg Copyright © 2006 by John Eisenberg. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.
Prologue ix 1 Eclipse Against the World! 1 2 If Civil War Must Come 17 3 The Only Legitimate, Respectable Sport 29 4 A Fine Ole Gen’leman 41 5 His Excellency 57 6 This Plan Will Work 74 7 Don’t Spit Your Tobacco Juice 92 8 What a Heat! 102 9 Every Angle Covered 120 10 A Hairline Fracture 131 11 Nothing Is Heard but the Race 142 12 I Have Decided on Our Challenger 155 13 Riders Up! 169 14 Good God, Look! 187 15 You Can’t Do It! 198 16 See, the Conquering Hero Comes 213 17 Ours Was the Best Horse 223 18 Epilogue 234 Author’s Note 242 Bibliographical Note 244 Index 248
Posted November 21, 2011
No text was provided for this review.