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Published:July 6th, 2008 11:46 EST

If You Missed it! The American Perspective with Shane Sellers and Glenn Hurowitz

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

"Shane Sellers spent 26 years as one of the country`s greatest jockeys, both on the track and behind the scenes. He battled his way through the powers to increase jockey weight limits and reduce the growing amount of eating disorders, fought for endorsements so that his fellow jockeys would not risk their lives for a mere $50 per mount, and pushed for better insurance for the men who risk their lives for every race. In return, Sellers was banished from the sport in hopes that he would keep his secrets and his goals to himself.

Now Sellers is back and he has an amazing story to tell. Welcome to the secret world of horse racing; a place where heaving bowls and sweat boxes cover every jock`s room, horses run numbly towards their final destinations, and one man continues to battle for what he knows is right."

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Click to read an excerpt from Freedom`s Rein

Co-written by Shane Sellers and Tricia Psarreas, Freedom`s Rein is more than a tale of horse racing; it is the ultimate fight for justice.

Glenn Hurowitz is the author of the new book Fear and Courage in the Democratic Party, which has received universally rave reviews. It has been excerpted in The Nation, The Politico, and Alternet. As a journalist, Glenn has contributed to The New York Times, The American Prospect, The Baltimore Sun, and many other publications. He is also the president of the Democratic Courage political action committee, which is dedicated to electing "progressive, courageous, and winning" candidates to federal office. Democratic Courage was recently the subject of a Wall Street Journal "case study" in how to generate major media coverage for relatively modest spending following its advertising in the early primary states. He`s appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FOX, CBS, NPR, Air America, and many other national media outlets. Glenn is the winner of the Suisman Reporting Prize and the Frank M. Patterson Prize in Political Science.

A graduate of the Green Corps environmental organizing fellowship, he has held senior positions in the national environmental movement and is a veteran of many election campaigns. He also serves on the board of the American Lands Alliance. He is a graduate of Yale University. Blogger Matt Stoller recently described Glenn as "a brilliant emerging star in the progressive movement."

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