The Horse Book: Horses of Historical Distinction

By Kathleen Walker-Meikle   |   Published On: Aug 22, 2017
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A beautifully illustrated history of our relationship with equine companions, The Horse Book: Horses of Historical Distinction follows the impact of horses on the lives of humans. Hardworking, swift, loyal and capable of great heroism, horses have been our constant companions for thousands of years. Using stunning illustrations, this book pairs famous historical figures with their faithful rides including Alexander the Great's beloved steed at whose death he dedicated the city of Alexandria Bucephala, and the cruel Roman emperor Caligula who made his horse a consul.

From the brave horses of the First World War, and horses of famous figures from El Cid to Napoleon, this artfully illustrated book is the perfect gift for the horse lover—a guide to the role of horses in history and the people who rode them.

About the Author

Kathleen Walker-Meikle is the author of Medieval Cats and Medieval Dogs for the British Library, as well as, The Dog Book: Dogs of Historical Distinction and The Cat Book: Cats of Historical Distinction. She is a research fellow at the University of York in England with a special interest in pets.

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  • Item Number
    142474
  • Dimensions
    5.9 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Weight
    9.6 ounces
  • Subject
    Anecdotes
  • Publication Date
    Aug 22, 2017
  • Pages
    144
  • ISBN-13
    9781784422271
  • ISBN-10
    1784422274
  • Format
    Hardcover
  • Author
    Kathleen Walker-Meikle
  • Edition
    Original
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  • 5 out of 5 stars

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    By Shayne on Sep 21, 2019

    It's a cute little book. The pictures of the horses are lovely.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice book

    By Sixguns on Dec 14, 2018

    This book will be a nice Christmas for my 70year old .sister.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    The Horse Book

    By sgilmer on Jul 8, 2018

    This is a charming little book, featuring historical anecdotes interspaced with equally interesting and beautiful art. It is delightful.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Only Horses of Distinction of the Western World

    By Afara on Apr 20, 2018

    Great book with lovely illustrations. But only about horses of the Western World. Nothing about the great horse cultures of Central Asia, only a very brief mention of the horses of the Middle East and absolutely nothing about the horses of China, India or Japan.

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