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Genres :Non-Fiction , Biography , Sports and Games , Animals , Biography & Memoir , U.S. History , 20th Century U.S. History
Published By : Ballantine Books
Published On : Jul 01, 2003
ISBN : 0345465083 (ISBN13: 9780345465085)
Format :Mass Market Paperback
Language :English
No. of pages : 457
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    “His books were the closest thing he had to furniture and he lived in them the way other men live in easy chairs.”
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    “...maybe it was better to break a man's leg than to break his heart.”
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    “It's easy to talk to a horse if you understand his language. Horses stay the same from the day they are born until the day they die. They are only changed by the way people treat them.”
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    “He had no money and no home; he lived entirely on the road of the racing circuit, sleeping in empty stalls, carrying with him only a saddle, his rosary, and his books....The books were the closest thing he had to furniture, and he lived in them the way other men live in easy chairs.”
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    “... character reigns preeminent in determining potential.”
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