Secretariat - William Nack


By William Nack

  • Release Date: 2010-08-31
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
Secretariat book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 208 Ratings)

Secretariat William Nack Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Secretariat is an elegantly crafted, exhilarating tale of speed and power, grace and greatness, told with such immediacy that the reader is lost in the rush of horses and the clatter and ring of the grandstand.”
—Laura Hillenbrand, bestselling author of Seabiscuit

Updated with a new preface by the author

In 1973, Secretariat, the greatest champion in horse-racing history, won the Triple Crown. The only horse to ever grace the covers of Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated in the same week, he also still holds the record for the fastest times in both the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. He was also the only non-human chosen as one of ESPN’s “50 Greatest Athletes of the Century.” The tale of “Big Red” is an enduring and inspiring classic, more than thirty years after its initial publication.

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  • Secretariat

    By KonaBear12
    Kept me spellbound from beginning to end. I learned so much about bloodlines and all that goes into breeding and training racehorses. So good I will probably read it again.
  • Secretariat

    By pamelia potter
    A great read. You feel like you are actually at the races watching that horse win a race.
  • Like I experienced the wonder all over again

    By Chuck DNY
    Growing up on Long Island and having access to the most fabled track in the world - Belmont - I followed horse racing as a 10 year old boy when Secretariat starting making his mark as a two year old. My Dad didn't want to take me to the Belmont in 1973- so I had to watch on TV. Reading Mr Nack's book brought back all those thrilling memories in a detail I could only have wished to experience. It is a must read for ANYONE. Secretariat is as much a part of American history as the Yankees or the 4th of July. I enjoyed every word!
  • Great book!

    By FantasiasWhippets
    Wonderful read, very heartfelt and truly exciting! Would recommend to everyone:)
  • Secretariat, wonderful

    By Cowgirl mm
    This book is excellent. Really brings the story of the Greatest Race Horse that ever lived to life. If you haven't seen the movie you need to see that to!!!!!
  • Secretariat

    By Wyohorselvr
    Great book,what an athlete of a horse, the story is slow to start and then gains momentum like a great horse race!
  • A Must Read Story

    By Frank Steward
    I am a total horse lover. I loved this book and the movie. It has the best influance on people to keep trying!!
  • Great Tribute to an Amazing Horse

    By BC816
    If you have ever wanted to feel what it would like to be on the back of almost 1,200 pounds of heart running at almost 40 mph, read this book. Nack's description of Red's races will put you in the saddle. You won't be able to put this book down even if you have never seen a Triple Crown race. I watched the 1973 Belmont on TV and can still remember today the stunned sense of awe at what Secretariat accomplished in that race. See the movie, but then read the true story in this book. It is compelling.
  • Secretariat- superhorse with the biggest heart!

    By docdees1
    Could not put this book down. Engaging and almost spiritual, this book keep me on edge and allowed me to experience the miracle that was Secretariat.
  • Awesome

    By Cashluver
    Luv this book!! It's awesome

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