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Run for the Roses: The Kentucky Derby

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America's Premier Sporting Event

BST247
Chris McCarron, James C. Nicholson
University Press of Kentucky
2014
296
0813161223
PAPER
Sport
0
0
0
0
A thorough and engaging history of the Kentucky Derby that covers more than 130 years of racing, traditions and icons, including magnificent thoroughbreds like Secretariat and Barbaro, renowned jockeys and the famed Mint Julep.
$19.95

Laughing in the Hills

GEN427
Bill Barich
National Book Network
2007
228
1932910875
PAPER
Sport
0
0
0
0
This wonderful 1980 horse racing classic never loses its luster or charm. Author Bill Barich explores the day-to-day internal world of horse racing -- from the backside to the backstretch.
$14.95

Moon Handbooks Kentucky

USM153
Theresa Dowell Blackinton
Avalon Travel Publishing
2014
450
1612387403
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Kentucky.
$19.99

A Fine Place to Daydream, Racehorses, Romance and the Irish

IRE207
Bill Barich
Vintage Books
2007
1400078091
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The author of the racetrack classic Laughing in the Hills describes how a new life in Dublin led to his growing involvement with the Irish obsession with horses, racing, and wagers.
$13.95

At the Edge of the Precipice, Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union

USM155
Robert V. Remini
Hachette
2011
184
0465024890
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
National Book Award-winner Remini tells how the Kentucky statesman brokered a bipartisan solution (the "Compromise of 1850") to the slavery question for the new territories in the wake of the Mexican-American War.
$16.99

Following in Lincoln's Footsteps, A Complete Annotated Reference to Hundreds of Historical Sites Visited by Abraham Lincoln

USA126
Ralph Gary
Carroll & Graff
2002
484
0786710683
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A thoroughly researched guide to the sites where Lincoln lived, worked, and visited -- from his birthplace in rural Kentucky to the Oval Office.
$18.95

Secretariat

GEN428
Randall Wallace (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2013
6936810624
DVD
Sport
0
0
0
0
A family friendly movie about the Triple Crown-winning champion, whose records set at the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes have yet to be broken. Starring Diane Lane, James Cromwell and John Malkovich and filmed on location in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky. 123 minutes.
$14.99

The Big Horse

BST112
Joe McGinniss
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2007
263
0743261143
PAPER
Sport
0
0
0
0
Joe McGinniss's passion for horse racing and unsurpassed talent for observation combine in this riveting behind-the-scenes account of the 2003 racing season, told as only he could tell it.
$18.95

The Great Shark Hunt, Strange Tales from a Strange Time

USA493
Hunter S. Thompson
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2003
602
0743250451
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A collection of classic essays tracing Thompson's journey through the counter-culture movements of the sixties and including his seminal piece of gonzo journalism, The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved, an uproariously funny riff on America's most famous horse race.
$20.00

The Kentucky Derby: 101 Reasons to Love America's Favorite Horse Race

BST246
Mary Tiegreen, Sheri Seggerman
Stewart, Tabori & Chang
2010
128
1584798092
HARD COVER
Sport
0
0
0
0
Full of great photos, rich portraits of legendary horses and compelling history, this is a brief yet informative look at the most exciting two minutes in sports.
$19.95

Abraham Lincoln

USA147
Thomas Keneally
Penguin Putnam
2008
192
0143114751
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An elegant, brief biography of the Kentucky-born political hero.
$15.00

Seabiscuit, An American Legend

BST79
Laura Hillenbrand
Ballantine Books
2001
432
449005615
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The surprise bestseller of 2001, a biography of the most popular horse in America in the 1930s.
$18.00

Dead Cert

GBR408
Dick Francis
Berkley Books
2004
288
0425194973
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
A former jockey, Dick Francis writes mysteries set in the world he knows best, the cutthroat competition of horse racing in England. This is his first, featuring the tireless jockey and sleuth Alan York.
$8.99

Horse Heaven

BST78
Jane Smiley
Ballantine Books
2001
561
0449005410
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Smiley's satirical novel skewers, sends up and celebrates the horse racing world -- while imparting all kinds of facts about horses and jockeys.
$16.00