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The Resource Here comes Exterminator! : the longshot horse, the Great War, and the making of an American hero, Eliza McGraw

Here comes Exterminator! : the longshot horse, the Great War, and the making of an American hero, Eliza McGraw

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Here comes Exterminator! : the longshot horse, the Great War, and the making of an American hero
Title
Here comes Exterminator!
Title remainder
the longshot horse, the Great War, and the making of an American hero
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Eliza McGraw
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Language
eng
Summary
The father of the Kentucky Derby called him "the greatest all-around Thoroughbred in American racing history." Sportswriter Grantland Rice simply called him "the greatest racehorse." Now Eliza McGraw tells the story of how a gangling, long-shot Kentucky Derby winner named Exterminator became one of the most beloved racehorses of all time. Here Comes Exterminator! draws readers into the golden age of racing, with all its ups and downs, the ever-involving interplay of horses and people, and the beauty, grace, fear, and hope that are a daily part of life at the track. Caught between his hotheaded millionaire owner and his knowledgeable trainer, Exterminator captured fans' affection with his personality, consistency, athleticism, and heart. Exterminator's staggering success would dramatically change the world of horse-racing. He challenged the notion that American horses would never live up to Europe's meticulously charted bloodlines and became a patriotic icon of the country after World War I. And his longevity established him as one of the public's most beloved athletes, paving the way for equine celebrities like Seabiscuit and showing Americans they could claim--and love--a famous racehorse as their own
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10485774
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McGraw, Eliza R. L
Dewey number
798.40092/9
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Exterminator
  • Race horses
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
  • NATURE / Animals / Horses
  • Exterminator
  • Race horses
  • United States
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the longshot horse, the great war, and the making of an American hero
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Here comes Exterminator! : the longshot horse, the Great War, and the making of an American hero, Eliza McGraw
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-314) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Uncle Henry -- "One of those larger-than-life figures" -- All-American thoroughbred -- The 1918 Kentucky Derby -- "One of the greatest three-year-olds of the season" -- Remarkable gameness -- "The color of the 1920s" -- Iron horse -- Paper record -- "I could stand against the world" -- "A finer, truer horse never lived."
Control code
1817428
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 324 pages
Isbn
9781250065698
Lccn
2015048660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9781250065698
  • (OCoLC)918994643
Label
Here comes Exterminator! : the longshot horse, the Great War, and the making of an American hero, Eliza McGraw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Uncle Henry -- "One of those larger-than-life figures" -- All-American thoroughbred -- The 1918 Kentucky Derby -- "One of the greatest three-year-olds of the season" -- Remarkable gameness -- "The color of the 1920s" -- Iron horse -- Paper record -- "I could stand against the world" -- "A finer, truer horse never lived."
Control code
1817428
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 324 pages
Isbn
9781250065698
Lccn
2015048660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250065698
  • (OCoLC)918994643

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