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Man O'War Paperback – September 12, 1983
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There are some interesting points of fact that Farley neglects to include in the story. One is the fact that neither Riddle nor Feustal were present at the purchase of Man o'War (unlike as depicted in the book), but sent an agent, who was single handedly responsible for the bid of $5,000.00 that brought the gangly red colt home. Another is this: Farley describes the sole defeater of Man o' War, Upset, as a colt "Who lived up to his name". In reality, the popular sports term "upset" (when an unlikely team or competitor defeats a favorite) was coined entirely due to this one race!
It was still a fantastic and personable look into the life of a racehorse, however one should keep in mind that historically accurate biographies of Man o'War's life are exciting enough without the fictionalized "fluff".
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I enjoyed the perspective of the book, the historical account of Man O' War.Published 28 days ago by Jo
Maybe there was no "real Danny Ryan", but Farley used this character to draw you in to Man o' War and all he inspired. I have a first edition hardcover. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Melissa Cavanaugh
I have read every book written about Man O' War and this one is a good one.Published 4 months ago by Nicole M. Dorsey
Such an enjoyable read. Now I need to go check the record books, keeping in mind that the tracks are faster today. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Robert
Wonderful book. I couldnt put it down! The story of Man O War is heartfelt and magical!Published 6 months ago by LG