James C. Nicholson & Jennifer Kelly, Racing For America
James C. Nicholson in conversation with Jennifer Kelly discussing Racing For America
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
LOCATION: Virtual Event Hosted on ZOOM
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Short description of the book: On October 20, 1923, at Belmont Park in New York, Kentucky Derby champion Zev toed the starting line alongside Epsom Derby winner Papyrus, the top colt from England, to compete for a $100,000 purse. Years of Progressive reform efforts had nearly eliminated horse racing in the United States only a decade earlier. But for weeks leading up to the match race that would be officially dubbed the “International,” the widespread buzz surrounding the race helped lay groundwork for the return of American horse racing and media practices for covering commercial sports in decades to come. James C. Nicholson exposes the central role of politics, money, and ballyhoo in the Jazz Age resurgence of the sport of kings.
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