The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis

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The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis

ᥩ Kindle ᗍ The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis ᦐ PDF Author Elizabeth Letts ᦢ NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of The Eighty Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing findhis briefcase is empty but for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines Hitler has stockpiled the worlds finest purebreds in order to breed the perfect military machinean equine master race But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food With only hours to spare, one of the U.S Armys last great cavalrymen, Colonel Hank Reed, makes a bold decisionwith General George Pattons blessingto mount a covert rescue operation Racing against time, Reeds small but determined force of soldiers, aided by several turncoat Germans, steals across enemy lines in a last ditch effort to save the horses Pulling together this multistranded story, Elizabeth Letts introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters Alois Podhajsky, director of the famed Spanish Riding School of Vienna, a former Olympic medalist who is forced to flee the bomb ravaged Austrian capital with his entire stable in tow Gustav Rau, Hitlers imperious chief of horse breeding, a proponent of eugenics who dreams of genetically engineering the perfect warhorse for Germany and Tom Stewart, a senators son who makes a daring moonlight ride on a white stallion to secure the farms surrender A compelling account for animal lovers and World War II buffs alike, The Perfect Horse tells for the first time the full story of these events Elizabeth Lettss exhilarating tale of behind enemy lines adventure, courage, and sacrifice brings to life one of the most inspiring chapters in the annals of human valor.Praise for The Perfect Horse Winningly readable Letts captures both the personalities and the stakes of this daring mission with such a sharp ear for drama that the whole second half of the book reads like a WWII thriller dreamed up by Alan Furst or Len Deighton The right director could make a Hollywood classic out of this fairy tale The Christian Science Monitor Letts, a lifelong equestrienne, eloquently brings together the many facets of this unlikely, poignant story underscoring the love and respect of man for horses Kirkus Reviews Luxury close to Malaga from pp Horse If you want enjoy breath taking horse riding in the valleys of whilst staying luxury accommodation, our week long holiday may be exactly Perfect Horse Auctions Stallion Visit Western Store Save Discounts on Art, Insurance, Jewelry, Fashion, Saddles, Silver, Farm Supply, Services and More The Perfect The Daring US Mission to Rescue Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by Nazis Kindle 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