Seabiscuit, an American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
For anyone who loves sports in general and the history of horse racing in particular, Seabiscuit is a classic. This is a meticulously researched true account that reads like a fast-paced novel. It is a nonfiction story that is better than fiction. Seabiscuit, for the uninitiated, was arguably the third best racehorse to have ever run, behind only Man of War and Secretariat. He ran in the 1930s where his exploits electrified and depressed a nation.