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    THE BLOOD OF THE ARAB

    The Worlds Greatest War Horse

    by Albert W. Harris

    This book published in 1941 was written by Albert Harris, a skilled horseman, avid promoter of the Arabian horse and at one time the president of the AHCR. His interest in the breed centered on their usefulness, endurance, and ability to improve other breeds. In this book he traces their history from Arabia to the New World and gives an interesting account of the horses brought to America by the early explorers as well as the influence of later imports on early breeders in the US. This book is arranged in 2 parts.

    Part 0ne:

    The Horse Gets a Name

    He Starts on His Travels

    He Takes a Long Sea Voyage

    He Joins the Expedition Into Our Southwest

    A War Horse to the Last

    A Chance Acquaintance

    We Get Some Mustangs

    What They Looked Like

    Great Horses and Riders

    Back in Arabia Completing the Circle.

    Part two

    The Arab Horse

    As A War Horse

    Demand for the Blood

    Producing the Thoroughbred

    The Arab in the United States and What the Blood Produced Here

    The Arab Registry

    Looking Backward

    Reports by Well Known Horsemen

    Personal Comments

    Some Importations

    We Establish a Cavalry stud

    I Secure a Registered Arab

    Things Just Happen

    Some Horses and Riders

    Results of Five Endurance Tests

    the Horses of Today

    The Desirability of Preserving the Blood.

    This book wonderful also contains an account of the original HIDALGO and Frank Tompkins, his trip to the Desert and the amazing 3000 mile race in which he out did all the other contestants. The Hollywood version of this race was the basis for the movie HIDALGO.

    Photos of Arabians include: ALCAZAR; ALHAAMED; KHARTUM; KADEJA; *AZIZA; BARAKI; *BARAKAT; *CRABBET; EL BULAD; EL SABOK; FARANA; KAABA; KABAR; KADEJA; KAHTAN; KEMAH; *KING JOHN; LAILA; LILIANA; MERSHID; *MIRAGE (art image done by famed equine artist GEORGE FORD MORRIS); NEJDRAN; NEJDRAN JR.; NOAM; RAFID; *RAS EL AYN; SAAIDA; SEGARIO; SHARIMA; KABAR; ZAPE and more.

    This book that was privately published by The Arabian Horse Club of America, Chicago, 1941. It is fascinating and informative reading and is full of wonderful old photos including some of the early imports from Spain.

    Hard cover in good condition some shelf wear and wear to the top of the spine. This book took a hard drop which dinged the top front cover board and top and bottom of the back board, inside pages also dinged, this does not affect usability of the book, inside pages clean and unmarked, gold lettering on cover and spine is still bright, binding strong, copyright 1941, 1st edition, 176 pages.