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By Dorothy Ours

ISBN-10: 0312641850

ISBN-13: 9780312641856

ISBN-10: 1250048613

ISBN-13: 9781250048615

The relocating tale of a difficult little horse, a talented boy, and a girl sooner than her time.

The youngest jockey, the smallest horse, and an unconventional heiress who disliked publicizing herself. jointly, close to Liverpool, England, they made a jump of religion on a spring day in 1938: overriding the jockey's father, trusting the boy and the pony that the British nicknamed the "American pony" to address a race direction that newspapers known as "Suicide Lane." There, Battleship could develop into the 1st American racer to win England's enormous, century-old Grand nationwide steeplechase. His rider, nice Britain's Bruce Hobbs, was once merely 17 years old.

Hobbs began lifestyles with a bonus: his father, Reginald, used to be an exceptional specialist horseman. yet Reg Hobbs additionally made severe calls for, placing Bruce in occasions that horrified the boy's mom and occasionally terrified the kid. Bruce needed to make a decision simply how courageous he may possibly stand to be.

On the opposite aspect of the Atlantic, the enigmatic Marion duPont grew up on the property referred to now as James Madison's Montpelier—the safe haven of America's "Father of the Constitution." Rejecting her likelihood to be a debutante, denied a company position due to her gender, Marion selected a pursuit the place horses spoke for her. taking up the world's hardest race, she would go away her movie big name husband, Randolph Scott, a continent away and be pulled past her personal keep watch over. With its succeed in from Lindbergh's transatlantic flight to Cary Grant's Hollywood, Battleship is an epic story of trying out your precise worth.

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