Eliza McGraw - Books
Before Seabiscuit there was Exterminator, a thoroughbred who won more stakes races than Man o' War and Secretariat combined, and whose staggering success would dramatically change the world of horse-racing. His success challenged the notion that American horses would never live up to Europe's meticulously charted bloodlines and made him a patriotic icon of the country after World War I. His longevity established him as one of the public's most beloved athletes and celebrities, and he appeared in ads, films, and newspapers nationwide.
Praise for Edna Ferber’s America:
"In her beautifully written, deep readings of twelve of Ferber’s novels, McGraw unveils the author’s complex identity, from her turn-of-the-century working-class, midwestern Jewish roots to her contested position in New York’s glittering literary scene of the early twentieth century.”
—Marcie Cohen Ferris, coeditor of Jewish Roots in Southern Soil: A New History
PRAISE FOR Two Covenants:
"McGraw’s Two Covenants is a masterful work. It provides page after page of sharp analysis and strong insights about an important yet often overlooked subject. Her revealing chapter on the Levy family’s eighty-nine-year ownership of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello alone is worth the price of admission.”
—Marc Leepson, author of Saving Monticello