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Elizabeth Letts
Elizabeth Letts is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. Her 2011 book, The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman the Horse that Inspired a Nation, was on the bestseller list for more than 40 weeks. In 2009, she received the Middle East Book Prize for her story, The Butter Man. A former competitive... show more

Elizabeth Letts is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. Her 2011 book, The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman the Horse that Inspired a Nation, was on the bestseller list for more than 40 weeks. In 2009, she received the Middle East Book Prize for her story, The Butter Man. A former competitive equestrian, she also served in the Peace Corps in Morocco. She currently lives in Maryland and Los Angeles with her husband, four children, dog, cat, and retired horse.
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Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton rated it 2 years ago
As I wrote when I started reading this book, I knew the outlines of the history. I knew how the story ended, and therefore I didn't have to fear tragedy. In anticipation of light, engaging read, I started turning the digital pages. This turned out to be no child's breezy account of a miraculous ...
 Spooky's House Of Books
Spooky's House Of Books rated it 4 years ago
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion comes the riveting true story of the valiant rescue of priceless pedigree horses in the last days of World War II. As the Russians closed in on Hitler from the east and the Allies attacked from the west, American soldiers di...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 4 years ago
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley When most people hear the words Nazi and Eugenics, they only think about the Nazi view on humanity – the slaughter of innocent people and the desire to breed the perfect people. What many people don’t know is that the Nazis did try to do the same to animals. The Nazis d...
Dandeliongirl Reads Again
Dandeliongirl Reads Again rated it 5 years ago
The story was cute but was basically about one very lucky man with very little talent (he never did repeat his success with any other horse as far as I know) and a strong desire to show off. Hated the writing. The author explained the "horsey" parts of the book to the readers like they were 5 years ...
Librocubicularist
Librocubicularist rated it 7 years ago
What a great story. A Dutch emigrant, trying to make a life for his family, impulsively pulls one particular sorry horse off a trailer bound for the glue factory, rescuing what was to become the most celebrated jumping horse of his era. Only, at first the horse can't even walk over poles on the gr...
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