Fourteen years later, Karp told me that he could write the same letter today. Although he left Random House in 2005 and is now the publisher of Simon & Schuster, where he oversees several of Hillenbrand’s competitors, including David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin, he said the first draft of ‘Seabiscuit’ is still the best he has ever received. ‘And it’s been a long time, I regret to say,’ Karp told me. ‘I keep waiting for somebody to do what Laura did.’

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