Blood Horses

Notes of a Sportswriter's Son

John Jeremiah Sullivan

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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, reportage, and the picture gallery.

In the words of the New York Review of Books, Blood Horses "reads like Moby-Dick as edited by F. Scott Fitzgerald . . . Sullivan is an original and greatly gifted writer."

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"Wisdom that is both personal and universal . . . Brilliant"--Chicago Tribune

"A splendid account of [the] Triple Crown . . . In horses' beauty and power, and with their hint of danger even when schooled, Sullivan senses a restoration of what has been lost to us."--The New York Times

"As unconventionally lovely a book as you are likely to read for some time."--The Arkansas Democrat Gazette

"A clear picture of a highly specialized world . . . A gem of curiosity."--The Associated Press

"Sullivan subtly extends the theme of bloodlines to make this book as much about family as it is about horses . . . Its appeal isn't limited to the equine crowd."--Outside

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John Jeremiah Sullivan is a writer-at-large for GQ and a contributing editor at Harper's Magazine.

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Blood Horses
Notes of a Sportswriter's Son
John Jeremiah Sullivan

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Picador
April 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312423766
ISBN10: 0312423764
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages, Includes 32 black-and-white photographs
$18.00

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
April 2005
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ISBN: 9781429928083
ISBN10: 1429928085
272 pages
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