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Wink: The Incredible Life and Epic Journey of Jimmy Winkfield


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März 2006

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Forced from American horse racing in 1903 by racism and hard times, two-time Kentucky Derby winner Jimmy Winkfield won every major European race and earned two dazzling fortunes -- only to lose one in the Bolshevik Revolution and another in the Nazi invasion of France. In this captivating biography, historian Ed Hotaling traces Wink's extraordinary odyssey from shoeshine boy through the epochal events of the 20th century.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface


Prologue


One: Bluegrass Boy


Two: "A Race War Is On"


Three: Winnie's Diamond


Four: "Winkfield's Dead!"


Five: Win the Futurity, and . . .


Six: "Winkfield, I Don't Like to Be Double-crossed!"


Seven: Invading Russia


Eight: Edna or a Life


Nine: James and Alexandra


Ten: Wink's World War I


Eleven: The Odyssey


Twelve: An American in Paris


Thirteen: Kings, Queens, and Wink


Fourteen: Marriage and Divorce


Fifteen: Josephine and Friends


Sixteen: Winkfield Shot; Winkfield Stabbed


Seventeen: Chickens, Rabbits, and Nazis


Eighteen: The Nazis versus Wink


Nineteen: The Backstretch


Twenty: You Can't Come In


Notes


Selected Bibliography

Acknowledgments


Index


Portrait

Ed Hotaling is the nation's preeminent authority on early American horseracing. A recent Emmy-winning reporter for the NBC television station in Washington, D.C., he is the author of They're Off! Horse Racing at Saratoga and The Great Black Jockeys.
EAN: 9780071467568
ISBN: 0071467564
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: MCGRAW HILL BOOK CO
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 336 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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