The Sport of Kings

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  • Author : C.E. Morgan
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0 pages
  • ISBN : 030739736X
  • Rating : 3/5 from 12 reviews
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The Sport of Kings

The Sport of Kings
  • Author : C.E. Morgan
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 14 August 2018
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Daring and inventive, this sprawling family saga set in Kentucky combines southern gothic with the drama of horse racing. An ambitious, strikingly original novel from a young writer whose first novel, All the Living, received passionate praise and rave reviews, and earned her one of the highly coveted spots on The New Yorker's list of the "20 Best Writers Under 40." This latest novel's energy bursts out of the gate running and gallops through generations, consuming a multitude of characters and plots.

The Sport of Kings

The Sport of Kings
  • Author : Rebecca Cassidy
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 29 August 2002
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The Sport of Kings is an ethnography of the British racing industry based upon two years of participant observation in Newmarket, the international headquarters of flat racing. Racing in Britain provides a lens through which ideas of class, status, tradition and hierarchy can be examined in an environment which is both superficially familiar and richly exotic. This book explores concepts about 'nature' specific to thoroughbred racehorse breeding, and pursues the idea that in making statements about animals, we reveal something

Great Women in the Sport of Kings

Great Women in the Sport of Kings
  • Author : Scooter Toby Davidson,Valerie Anthony
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release : 01 April 1999
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Although it has only been thirty years since the first female jockey rode onto the then male only turf of thoroughbred horse racing, they have since made their mark on the racetrack and in the winner's circle. Great Women in the Sport of Kings, the first book to consider the phenomenon of female jockeys, takes an indepth look at their lives. Through the oral histories of ten top female jockeys, the authors offer intimate portraits of how they overcame personal

The Sport of Kings

The Sport of Kings
  • Author : C. E. Morgan
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 03 May 2016
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A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction • A Recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction • A Finalist for the Rathbones Folio Prize • Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence • One of New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Book Named a Best Book of the Year by Entertainment Weekly • GQ • The New York Times (Selected

Aborigines and the Sport of Kings

Aborigines and the Sport of Kings
  • Author : John Maynard
  • Publisher : Aboriginal Studies Press
  • Release : 24 October 2013
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Aborigines and the ‘Sport of Kings’ celebrates the significant and exciting Aboriginal involvement in Australian racing history. A remarkable history considering that Australian Aboriginal people’s first contact with the European animals caused them bewilderment and terror because violent massacres and unprovoked vicious attacks were conducted from horseback. However, within a short period they adapted and shed their fears. Over time they caught horses and taught themselves to ride, using sheets of bark as makeshift saddles. Settler accounts record Aboriginal

The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime

The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime
  • Author : Steven A. Riess
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release : 24 June 2011
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Thoroughbred racing was one of the first major sports in early America. Horse racing thrived because it was a high-status sport that attracted the interest of both old and new money. It grew because spectators enjoyed the pageantry, the exciting races, and, most of all, the gambling. As the sport became a national industry, the New York metropolitan area, along with the resort towns of Saratoga Springs (New York) and Long Branch (New Jersey), remained at the center of horse

Sherlock Holmes and the Sport of Kings With Audio Level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library

Sherlock Holmes and the Sport of Kings   With Audio Level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library
  • Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 30 September 2014
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A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett. Horseracing is the sport of kings, perhaps because racehorses are very expensive animals. But when they win, they can make a lot of money for the owners, for the trainers, and for the people who put bets on them. Silver Blaze is a young horse, but already the winner of many races.

Beyer on Speed

Beyer on Speed
  • Author : Andrew Beyer
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 01 February 2023
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The creator of a revolutionary new racetrack-betting technique that calculates a horse's speed in previous races offers an understandable, anecdotal explanation of how to use these figures to win at the track, in a new edition of the classic handicapping guide. Reprint.

American National Pastimes A History

American National Pastimes   A History
  • Author : Mark Dyreson,Jaime Schultz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 14 April 2016
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When the colonies that became the USA were still dominions of the British Empire they began to imagine their sporting pastimes as finer recreations than even those enjoyed in the motherland. From the war of independence and the creation of the republic to the twenty-first century, sporting pastimes have served as essential ingredients in forging nationhood in American history. This collection gathers the work of an all-star team of historians of American sport in order to explore the origins and

The Man of La Manga

The Man of La Manga
  • Author : Gregory Peters
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 09 April 2003
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The present business community has been exposed for their greed and ruthless practices. Gregory Peters has risen from poverty to become a multi millionaire being fair, good hearted and moral. He lived in Europe and Asia for over twenty-five years. He lets you view all his business dealings, countries he visited and characters that influenced his life. He gives you Lessons that he learned from his experiences and hopes that they will guide you to success and joy. The author

License To Steal

License To Steal
  • Author : Jeff Burbank
  • Publisher : University of Nevada Press
  • Release : 01 August 2012
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These seven precedent-setting case studies taken from the files of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Commission illustrate vital issues addressed in the first decade of Las Vegas' megaresorts.