Churchillians around the world may be interested to learn more about Sir Winston Churchill’s venture into horseracing from Fred Glueckstein’s new book, 'Churchill and Colonist II: The Story of Winston Churchill and His Famous Race Horse.'
KINGS PARK, N.Y. (PRWEB) February 12, 2015
Churchillians around the world may be interested to learn more about Sir Winston Churchill’s venture into horseracing from Fred Glueckstein’s new book, “Churchill and Colonist II: The Story of Winston Churchill and His Famous Race Horse” (published by iUniverse).
Glueckstein’s new book is an exposition of Churchill’s experience as a racehorse owner. The statesman was 75 when he bought his first racehorse, Colonist II – a grey, French-bred colt. The horse proved to be just as steadfast and courageous as Churchill himself, Glueckstein says, and became one of the most popular and remarkable horses of his era, capturing the heart of a nation.
An excerpt from “Churchill and Colonist II”:
“The Racing Correspondent for The Times wrote the following day about Colonist II’s victory in the Ribblesdale Stakes. He wrote that ‘Colonist II was certainly an improving horse. The horse had now won three races and none of them more easily.’ The correspondent also wrote that ‘the racegoers were delighted that the eminent owner had entered the turf with the same success that he has achieved in all of his many pursuits.’”
“Churchill and Colonist II”
By Fred Glueckstein
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491749722
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491749715
E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491749739
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Fred Glueckstein is a columnist and the author of several nonfiction books including “The '27 Yankees,” “Mickey Mantle: Rookie in Pinstripes” and “Mimi of Nový Bohumín, Czechoslovakia: A Young Woman’s Survival of the Holocaust (1938-1945).” He was a finalist for the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award in 2006 for his article on the last mounted cavalry charge in United States military history, published in Army Magazine. Raised in the Bronx, Glueckstein now lives with his wife in Kings Park, New York. They have two children.
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