Recounts the rise of an "undersized, crooked-legged" thoroughbred horse who in 1938 was the year's number-one newsmaker over Franklin Roosevelt,…Hitler, and Lou Gehrig. Hillenbrand tells Seabiscuit's story through the three men who made a true long shot into a winner: owner Charles Howard, trainer Tom Smith, and jockey Red Pollard. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2001.
Author of "The New New Thing" describes how Billy Beane, general manager of baseball's Oakland Athletics, came in first place…in the American League West in 2002. Examines Beane's use of computers, statistics, and scouting to achieve success despite a minor league budget. Strong language. Bestseller. 2003.
The depressed oil town of Odessa, Texas takes its high school football seriously, with 20,000 fans at every Friday night…game. Students suffer debilitating injuries as well as psychological traumas as they literally fight for the honour of their town. 1990.
This series follows Faith and Brian Addis as they work to keep open their holiday home "Phyllishayes" - a roomy…farmhouse in Devon offering memorable holidays for children who may never have experienced the countryside in their lives. It ties in with the TV series starring Pauline Quirke. 2000.