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The Great Match Race by John Eisenberg

The Great Match Race

When North Met South in America's First Sports Spectacle

by John Eisenberg

Title Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
9 Hrs.5 Min.


The Great Match Race is a captivating account of America's first sports spectacle, a horse race that pitted North against South in three grueling heats. On a bright afternoon in May 1823, an unprecedented sixty thousand people showed up to watch two horses run the equivalent of nine Kentucky Derbys in a few hours' time. Eclipse was the majestic champion representing the North, and Henry, an equine arriviste, was the pride of the South. Their match race would come to represent a watershed moment in American history, crystallizing the differences that so fundamentally divided the country. The renowned sportswriter John Eisenberg captures all the pulse-pounding drama and behind-the-scenes tensions in a page-turning mix of history, horse racing, and pure entertainment.

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  • Published: November 2013
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T093854
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