Below are reviews for Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and his Legacy
Amazon.com 101/104 5 star reviews
Second most highly reviewed book on Amazon, in the Horses > Racing category, based on 5 star ratings (101), behind Seabiscuit (Laura Hillenbrand) 666. Next is Secretariat (Bill Nack) 82, then Ruffian (Jane Schwartz) with 65.
Excerpt: The result is a captivating, beautiful volume that should find a special place on bookshelves and coffee tables of racing fans everywhere.
About.com Rating: 5/5
Excerpt: Fans will enjoy seeing Barbaro rolling in his round pen, galloping in the mornings with Peter Brette aboard, and grazing after a job well done, and then feel the roller coaster of emotions during his time at New Bolton. The photo essay served as an excellent break in the text, separating the biography from the legacy.
Excerpt: a fascinating and moving account of a short but brilliant life. His in-depth interview with the horse's connections - led by owners Roy and Gretchen Jackson - and the medical team that fought so hard to save Barbaro, make this a must-read for all horse racing fans.
Horse-Races.Net Rating: 5/5
Excerpt: Alex Brown left no stone unturned when researching and writing this book. Fans of horse racing will enjoy this look back at a tremendous racehorse on the track, who almost beat the odds to survive an injury which usually results in immediate euthanasia. The story and the photo essay will truly bring everything back into focus as if it happened yesterday, as 2006 is a racing year that few will ever forget. Although Barbaro ultimately did not survive, he left a legacy that no Triple Crown winner could have matched. This is a most fitting tribute to Barbaro but also to his owners Roy and Gretchen Jackson, trainer Michael Matz, assistant Peter Brette, jockey Edgar Prado, surgeon Dr. Dean Richardson, and everybody else who played a role in this great horse's life. Brown's work belongs in every horse fan's personal library, as Barbaro's reach goes beyond the world of racing.
Excerpt: The result is a truly breathtaking coffee table book with considerably more depth than the usual all pictures and no substance often produced in the genre. It is a beautifully produced product that shows the depth of commitment poured into it by Brown.
Excerpt: A nostalgic coffee-table read, Brown's Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro And His Legacy is an insightful tale for the seasoned horseplayer to the newest member of the horse racing generation.
Excerpt: Barbaro’s story is inspiring, valiant, and heartwarming. I hope he will touch you as he has me.
Excerpt: With 164 color photos, this is a book any racing fan would enjoy.
Excerpt: Bottom Line: Be inspired by Barbaro 4 Rosettes
Amazon.com Rating: 86/87 5 star reviews
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