Books on Tapps to discuss ‘Seabiscuit: An American Legend’ tonight

The nonfiction book by Laura Hillenbrand chronicles the story of the undersized and knobby-kneed thoroughbred race horse that beat expectations to defeat Triple Crown champion War Admiral in the 1938 "Match of the Century."

The Books on Tapps reading group of Bonney Lake Pierce County Library will discuss “Seabiscuit: An American Legend” Thursday night at 7 p.m.

The nonfiction book by Laura Hillenbrand chronicles the story of the undersized and knobby-kneed thoroughbred race horse that beat expectations to defeat Triple Crown champion War Admiral in the 1938 “Match of the Century.” The underdog success story made Seabiscuit a popular subject in the sports world of the Great Depression. Hillenbrand’s take on the horse and his training team was adapted into a 2003 film starring Tobey Maguire as jockey Red Pollard.

Books on Tapps is sponsored by the Friends of the Bonney Lake Library, and is scheduled to meet the fourth Thursday of each month through September. The group will discuss “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini in August.

 

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