Blood Horses by John Jeremiah Sullivan audiobook

Blood Horses: Notes of a Sportswriter's Son

By John Jeremiah Sullivan
Read by John Jeremiah Sullivan

Random House Audio 9780374172817
9.20 Hours 1
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Sullivan has found the transcendent in the horse."--Sports Illustrated Winner of a 2004 Whiting Writers' Award One evening late in his life, veteran sportswriter Mike Sullivan was asked by his son what he remembered best from his three decades in the press box. The answer came as a surprise. "I was at Secretariat's Derby, in '73. That was ... just beauty, you know?" John Jeremiah Sullivan didn't know, not really—but he spent two years finding out, journeying from prehistoric caves to the Kentucky Derby in pursuit of what Edwin Muir called "our long-lost archaic companionship" with the horse. The result—winner of a National Magazine Award and named a Book of the Year by The Economist magazine—is an unprecedented look at Equus caballus, incorporating elements of memoir and reportage. In the words of the New York Review of BooksBlood Horses "reads like Moby-Dick as edited by F. Scott Fitzgerald . . . Sullivan is an original and greatly gifted writer.

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Sullivan has found the transcendent in the horse."--Sports Illustrated Winner of a 2004 Whiting Writers' Award One evening late in his life, veteran sportswriter Mike Sullivan was asked by his son what he remembered best from his three decades in the press box. The answer came as a surprise. "I was at Secretariat's Derby, in '73. That was ... just beauty, you know?" John Jeremiah Sullivan didn't know, not really—but he spent two years finding out, journeying from prehistoric caves to the Kentucky Derby in pursuit of what Edwin Muir called "our long-lost archaic companionship" with the horse. The result—winner of a National Magazine Award and named a Book of the Year by The Economist magazine—is an unprecedented look at Equus caballus, incorporating elements of memoir and reportage. In the words of the New York Review of BooksBlood Horses "reads like Moby-Dick as edited by F. Scott Fitzgerald . . . Sullivan is an original and greatly gifted writer.

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Author Bio: John Jeremiah Sullivan

Author Bio: John Jeremiah Sullivan

John Jeremiah Sullivan is a two-time National Magazine Award–winner who writes for Harper’s, the Paris Review, the New York Times Magazine, GQ, and other publications. His collection of essays, Pulphead, was named a New York Times Notable Book, Boston Globe’s Best Nonfiction Book of 2011, and a Time Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2011, among other distinctions. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English