F410 Summer 2018 Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Thursdays, 9:40–11:05, June 21–June 28
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.