Laura Hillenbrand

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Laura Hillenbrand is an American author best known for her first book, Seabiscuit: An American Legend, released in 2001. She won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award for Seabiscuit, and its popularity led to its adaptation into the Academy Award-nominated film. In 2010 Hillenbrand finished her second book, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, which recalls the story of World War II hero Louis Zamperini.

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July/August 1998

When the lives of a failed prizefighter, an aging horsebreaker, and a bicycle-repairman-turned-overnight-millionaire converged around a battered little horse named Seabiscuit, the result captivated the nation and transcended their sport

May/June 1999

THE FOUNDER, BELIEVING HIS RACE A FAILURE, TOOK HIS OWN LIFE. BUT HIS CONTEST SURVIVED HIM, ENDURING SEVERAL BRUSHES WITH EXTINCTION TO BECOME AMERICA’S LONGEST-RUNNING SPORTS TRADITION. IT TURNS 125 THIS SPRING.

May/June 2000