Politics and Ponies

Winner Of The Breeders' Cup

by Bill Heller



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/23/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781480863873
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781480863880
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781480863866

About the Book

Politics and Ponies is an engaging and compelling biography and memoir of Howard Nolan, a man who was born to love his two passions at an early age and let them lead him on a lifelong journey filled with opportunities and amazing success.

The reader is invited to experience his fascinating lifestyle as he shares his globetrotting adventures in the politics of state governance and the world of Thoroughbred breeding and racing.

With stunning consistency, Howard won election after election serving as a New York state senator from 1974 through 1994. The record shows that he had more votes on a major party line than any other senator. One of his more memorable elections was in 1983 when he won a surprising victory in the Republican dominated town of Bethlehem, which hadn’t elected a local Democrat in it’s 188 year history.

Howard was always pushing for positive change and challenging the status quo, which is why his relationship with Albany mayor Erastus Corning, backed by the powerful Democratic machine, was often tumultuous. He was called Albany’s Man of La Mancha, because he dared to take on the unbeatable foe in Corning, which helped to bring Albany into the modern era.

So, get ready to be impressed by an American original who built a lasting legacy around Politics and Ponies.

About the Author

Bill Heller’s eleven national awards include the 1997 Eclipse Award, the 1999 Breeders’ Cup Writing Award, and the 2015 Equine Protection Award. His twenty-five previous books include biographies of basketball coach Bill Musselman; Hall of Fame jockeys Ron Turcotte, Randy Romero, and Jose Santos; and harness racing Hall of Fame legend Billy Houghton.