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“In this epic saga of the horse and human history, Winegard has researched deeply, written vividly, and made new connections about trade, agricultural production, transportation, and war. The horse has been integral to every point in civilization, and this grand narrative blazes new trails for experts and readers.” —Tim Cook, bestselling author of Vimy: The Battle and the Legend, The Fight for History, and The Good Allies

“They say that dogs are humankind’s best friend, but as Timothy Winegard makes clear in this sweeping book, it’s the horse that truly deserves that title—and not just that one. Horses were revolutionary political allies, tireless explorers, and our deadliest weapons of war as well. And if we’ve come so far, it’s only because the horse has carried us here, and this book masterfully maps each stage in that 5500-year epic journey.”—Sam Kean, author of The Icepick Surgeon and The Disappearing Spoon

“A thorough, comprehensive look at the horse across time and space. . . . Everything you ever wanted to know about the genus Equus.” —Kirkus

“A panoramic account of the horse, from its origins some 57 million years ago to its eventual pairing with humans to forge ‘the most dominant animal coalition ever witnessed.’ . . . Winegard gives ample time and space to laying out the historical contexts in which the horse was a central actor, all such contexts making for a book whose revelations about the once all-powerful human-horse dyad will continue to surprise.” —Booklist

“Mankind invented and advanced the modern world, but horses invented and advanced mankind….And Winegard, a historian, argues it’s because horses keep us tethered to our most elemental selves.” —Reader’s Digest

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