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F410 Summer 2018 Seabiscuit: An American Legend

Course number : F410 Summer 2018   
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F410 Summer 2018 Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Thursdays, 9:40–11:05, June 21–June 28
Two sessions
Instructor: Barbara Nelson

In 2001 Laura Hillenbrand reminded the public about a very unlikely champion—a knobby-kneed horse who had lost his first 17 races. Everything would change in 1936 when Charles Howard bought him and turned him over to Tom Smith, an unorthodox trainer, and half-blind Canadian jockey Red Pollard. This short, squat horse became a source of hope to many during the Great Depression. Laura Hillenbrand’s book is also a personal triumph, as she struggles with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Barbara Nelson, an OLLI member, taught for over 30 years at the secondary level, the last 20 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. She has taught a number of literature classes at OLLI.
 

Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Location
Tallwood Campus

Instructor
Barbara Nelson 

Class Fee: 

$0.00


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/21/2018 - 6/28/2018 Weekly - Thu 9:40 AM - 11:05 AM Fairfax, Tallwood Campus  Map Barbara Nelson 

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