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Ruffian: A Racetrack Romance Hardcover – May 8, 2007
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I can't really recommend the book. It's really NOT what I had expected from William Nack, certainly not after "Secretariat" !
The ending brought chills up and down my spine. While I understand that there are much more serious tragedies in the world, I can't remember the last time I read a book that touched my heart and emotions like Nack's book. Each page I turned I learned more about this incredible horse and her greatness but each page brought a sense of foreboding, knowing that a terrible ending was drawing closer. But I could not put the book down. Thank you William Nack. Thank you for this touching tribute to Ruffian. In a small way you gave us a fitting tribute to this wonderful horse.
This is the best book I have read in the last year. This is the best book I have ever read on horseracing - perhaps even eclipsing Nack's first book, "Secretariat".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a beautifully-written story about the tragedy of the incredibly talented Ruffian. William Nack's perspective is everything it's supposed to be: thoughtful, well-written,... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Laurie B.
A short sweet ode to a beloved racehorse.Maybe short on purpose because we had her so few years.I felt this book was just right,as it captured the people who were with her in... Read morePublished 20 months ago by CMBeachgirl
Nice, fast read that I didn't want to put down, until the last chapter. We all knew what was coming and then I kept having to put the book down. Read morePublished on March 5, 2013 by Kevin H. Moore
this was bought as a gift for my teenage daughter and she was very happy to get she is in the process of reading now she is a big Ruffian fanPublished on December 25, 2012 by RMR
Another great book about the wonderful filly Ruffian who won the filly Triple Crown and remained undefeated. Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by Animal Lover
When I gave this book to a friend, she read the opening quote and asked, "What's this mean?" I told her that when she reads the last sentence of the book and turns back to the... Read morePublished on January 17, 2012 by bev
Wonderful book!!! Keeps to the details of Ruffians life and tells it very good!Published on November 28, 2007 by Lisa M. Koch
Essentially a long essay - the text slightly more than 100 pages - William Nack weaves autobiographical recollections with the oftentimes brutal tragedies and brilliant triumphs of... Read morePublished on November 28, 2007 by Best Of All