Yankee Doodle Dandy

Yankee Doodle Dandy

The Life and Times of Tod Sloan

By John Dizikes

Yale University Press, Hardcover, 9780300083347, 240pp.

Publication Date: September 2000

In the 1890s, jockey Tod Sloan set the standard for riding race horses by crouching low on the horse's neck. In this entertaining book, an award-winning author recounts the remarkable story of the Indiana boy who rose from obscurity to become the most famous jockey in the U.S. and Great Britain at the turn of the century. 30 illustrations.

About the Author
Winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award for his "Opera in America: A Cultural History," John Dizikes is an emeritus professor of American studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.