Hillenbrand tells a good story with enough details to be interesting, but not boring; Her storytelling is absorbing and moves things along at a rapid clip. I read this book in two nights. I even read the Acknowledgements at the end of the book and I never do that. I loved this book. And now I want to read Seabiscuit (though I've seen the movie).
Would I recommend this: Hells yes! I already have. SO. GOOD.
There is another synopsis of the book here (the article also talks about an alleged movie version--is there anything that doesn't get turned into a movie anymore?!)