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Rough magic : riding the world's loneliest horse race / Lara Prior-Palmer.

Prior-Palmer, Lara (author.).
Book Book (2019.)
Description: 274 pages ; 22 cm.
Publisher: New York : Catapult, 2019.
1 of 6 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 of 1 copy available at Peabody - Peabody Institute Library. (Show preferred library)
3 current holds with 6 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Peabody Main Adult New Nonfiction NEW SF 335 .M65 P75 2019 (Text to Phone) Checked out 06/05/2019
Beverly Main NEW SF 335 .M65 P75 2019 (Text to Phone) Checked out 06/07/2019
Everett - Parlin Memorial New Adult Nonfiction 798.4/Prior (Text to Phone) On holds shelf -
Lynnfield On Order On Order 503433 (Text to Phone) In process -
Melrose On Order On Order 502390 (Text to Phone) On order -
Swampscott Raymond Room 798.4 P (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781948226196
  • ISBN: 1948226197
Summary: "At the age of nineteen, Lara Prior-Palmer discovered a website devoted to "the world's longest, toughest horse race"--an annual competition of endurance and skill that involves dozens of riders racing a series of twenty-five wild ponies across 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian grassland. On a whim, she decided to enter the race. As she boarded a plane to East Asia, she was utterly unprepared for what awaited her. Riders often spend years preparing to compete in the Mongol Derby, a course that re-creates the horse messenger system developed by Genghis Khan, and many fail to finish. Prior-Palmer had no formal training. She was driven by her own restlessness, stubbornness, and a lifelong love of horses. She raced for ten days through extreme heat and terrifying storms, catching a few hours of sleep where she could at the homes of nomadic families. Battling bouts of illness and dehydration, exhaustion and bruising falls, she decided she had nothing to lose. Each dawn she rode out again on a fresh horse, scrambling up mountains, swimming through rivers, crossing woodlands and wetlands, arid dunes and open steppe, as American television crews chased her in their jeeps. "-- jacket.
Citation: Prior-Palmer, Lara. "Rough magic : riding the world's loneliest horse race." New York : Catapult, 2019.
Search Results Showing Item 8 of 73 Preferred library: Peabody - Peabody Institute Library?

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