Recaptures the vivid sights, sensations, and illusions of nineteenth-century thoroughbred racing, America's first mass spectator sport. Inviting readers into the pageantry of the racetrack, Katherine C. Mooney conveys the sport's inherent drama while also revealing the significant intersections between horse racing and another quintessential institution of the antebellum South: slavery.
Hedges brilliantly points out that the war on poverty has failed and that we should accept this. It has fueled, like Bush fueled terrorism, an uprising of what amounts to a Fascist movement that aims to take away from society, while supporting only the elite . It's time to wake up to reality