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    • Here Comes Exterminator!

    • The Longshot Horse, the Great War, and the Making of an American Hero 
    • By: Eliza McGraw
    • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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    The father of the Kentucky Derby called him "the greatest all-around Thoroughbred in American racing history". Sportswriter Grantland Rice simply called him "the greatest racehorse". Now Eliza McGraw tells the story of how a gangling, long-shot Kentucky Derby winner named Exterminator became one of the most beloved racehorses of all time.

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    • The Long Shot

    • By Jean on 08-02-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A One-Eyed Horse Named Patch Has a Chance of Winning the Kentucky Derby

    • By: Eliza McGraw
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Patch looks a lot like the other Kentucky Derby contenders — he’s a sleek, muscled, 3-year-old thoroughbred. At least, he looks like the other racehorses from the right side. On the left, where others have an eye, Patch has an empty, ping-pong ball-size socket.

    "A One-Eyed Horse Named Patch Has a Chance of Winning the Kentucky Derby" is from the May 04, 2017 Animalia section of The Washington Post. It was written by Eliza McGraw and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Horse-Riding Librarians Were the Great Depression’s Bookmobiles

    • By: Eliza McGraw
    • Narrated by: Desiree Fultz
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Their horses splashed through iced-over creeks. Librarians rode up into the Kentucky mountains, their saddlebags stuffed with books, doling out reading material to isolated rural people. The Great Depression had plunged the nation into poverty, and Kentucky—a poor state made even poorer by a paralyzed national economy—was among the hardest hit.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • When Girls Studied Planets and the Skies Had No Limits

    • By: Eliza McGraw
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 8 mins
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    In 19th-century America, you might expect that most women were shut out of the sciences—including astronomy. But it wasn’t quite that simple. By many accounts, some educated girls in the early 1800s were actually encouraged to watch the stars and planets, an observation process known as "sweeping the sky." In those days, you might say, astronomy didn’t yet have a gender.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Why Horses Used to Wear Bonnets, Caps and Peaked Straw Hats

    • By: Eliza McGraw
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The story was horrific but not a surprise. Being stuck in a hot car kills hundreds of pets every year, a tragic trend that has prompted many states to pass laws penalizing owners who leave animals to swelter and protecting good Samaritans who break windows to help. But the concern about overheated animals isn’t new — it dates to the early years of the American animal protection movement.

    "Why Horses Used to Wear Bonnets, Caps and Peaked Straw Hats" is from the August 01, 2017 Animalia section of The Washington Post. It was written by Eliza McGraw and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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