The Resource Rough Magic : Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race, Laura Prior Palmer

Rough Magic : Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race, Laura Prior Palmer

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Rough Magic : Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race
Title
Rough Magic
Title remainder
Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race
Statement of responsibility
Laura Prior Palmer
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Genre
Language
eng
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 recreates 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. Told with terrific suspense and style, in a voice full of poetry and soul, Rough Magic captures the extraordinary story of one young woman who forged ahead, against all odds, to become the first female winner of this breathtaking race
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Midwest
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Prior-Palmer, Lara
Dewey number
813/.6
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Horse racing
  • Women jockeys
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adult
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Rough Magic : Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race, Laura Prior Palmer
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12325889
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
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12325889
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MWT12325889
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Label
Rough Magic : Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race, Laura Prior Palmer
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12325889
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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12325889
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MWT12325889
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remote
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(MWT)MWT12325889
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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