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Twisting in Air tells how an extraordinary group of horses learned to fall on cue in Western movies and chronicles how one of them, Cocaine, overcame a debilitating injury to become the fastest falling horse.
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Praise for Twisting in Air

“[This book will] change how you watch animals who appear on the big screen.”

—Larry Tye, author of the New York Times best-selling Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend

Twisting in Air celebrates the bravery and athleticism of equine entertainers. More importantly, it shows how the bond between horse and human can help both achieve great things.”

—Cynthia Branigan, author of The Last Diving Horse in America

“Chock-full of anecdotes from the glory days of the Westerns . . . this book will appeal to horse lovers, fans of the genre, and students of the American experience alike. Mount up!”

—Les Standiford, author of the New York Times best-selling Last Train to Paradise

“Authoritative and thoroughly entertaining.”

—Glenn Frankel, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author of The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend

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Praise for Carol's writing

"Powerful and haunting."

—Jane Goodall

"...exquisite detail and painstaking research..."

—David Kirby, New York Times bestselling author of Animal Factory and Death at SeaWorld


—Elizabeth Letts, best-selling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion

"...verve, with compassion, with style, and marvelous intelligence."

—Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of Dogs Never Lie about Love and The Face on Your Plate

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Other books by Carol Bradley

Last Chain on Billie charts the history of elephants in America, the inspiring story of The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee and the spellbinding tale of a resilient circus elephant who defied the system even as she struggled to conquer her past, who never lost sight of the life she was meant to have.
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Saving Gracie

The compelling true story of one dog’s rescue from a Pennsylvania puppy mill and her transformation

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