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Unbreakable: The Woman Who Defied the Nazis in the World's Most Dangerous Horse Race
Unbreakable: The Woman Who Defied the Nazis in the World's Most Dangerous Horse Race

Unbreakable: The Woman Who Defied the Nazis in the World's Most Dangerous Horse Race

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Part Number:1085
Author: Richard Askwith

Paperback  440 pages
Size: 5.5" x 8.2"

A story of endurance and defiance in an age of prejudice and fear--featuring a courageous countess who defied the Nazis in a legendary horse race.

WINNER OF THE 2020 TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR

Czechoslovakia, October 1937. Vast crowds have gathered to watch the threatened nation's most prestigious sporting contest: the Grand Pardubice steeplechase. Notoriously dangerous, the race is considered the ultimate test of manhood and fighting spirit. The Nazis have sent elite SS officers to crush the "subhuman Slavs." The local cavalry officers have no hope of stopping them.
But there is one other contestant: a Countess riding a little golden mare...

Lata Brandisov√° was born into privilege, yet spent much of her life in poverty. Modest and shy, she chafed at society's constraints. With quiet courage, she achieved what others said was impossible and rose to inspire her country in its darkest hour.

By turns enigmatic and inspiring, and filled with eccentric aristocrats, socialite spies, daredevil jockeys--and a race so brutal that some consider merely taking part in it a sign of insanity-- Unbreakable brings to life a unique hero, and an unforgettable love affair between a woman and a horse.

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