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Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan

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From the New York Times bestselling author of andlt;Iandgt;In Harmand#8217;s Wayandlt;/Iandgt; comes a true-life story of American soldiers overcoming great odds to achieve a stunning military victory.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Horse Soldiersandlt;/Iandgt; is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, which was strategically essential to defeat their opponent throughout the country. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The bone-weary American soldiers were welcomed as liberators as they rode into the city, and the streets thronged with Afghans overjoyed that the Taliban regime had been overthrown. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn. During a surrender of six hundred Taliban troops, the Horse Soldiers were ambushed by the would-be POWs. Dangerously overpowered, they fought for their lives in the cityand#8217;s immense fortress, Qala-i-Janghi, or the House of War. At risk were the military gains of the entire campaign: if the soldiers perished or were captured, the entire effort to outmaneuver the Taliban was likely doomed. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Deeply researched and beautifully written, Stantonand#8217;s account of the Americansand#8217; quest to liberate an oppressed people touches the mythic. The soldiers on horses combined ancient strategies of cavalry warfare with twenty-first-century aerial bombardment technology to perform a seemingly impossible feat. Moreover, their careful effort to win the hearts of local townspeople proved a valuable lesson for Americaand#8217;s ongoing efforts in Afghanistan.

Synopsis:

From bestselling author Doug Stanton, a harrowing, true-life tale of a band of American soldiers and their struggles and triumphs in Afghanistan

Synopsis:

In this riveting account, journalist Stanton recreates the miseries and triumphs of specially trained mounted U.S. soldiers, deployed in the war-ravaged Afghanistan mountains to fight alongside the Northern Alliance against the Taliban.

About the Author

Doug Stanton is the author of the New York Times bestseller In Harmand#8217;s Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors. A former contributing editor at Esquire, Sports Afield, and Outside, Stanton is now a contributing editor at Menand#8217;s Journal and has written extensively on travel, sport, entertainment, and history, during which time he nearly drowned in Cape Horn waters, survived a mugging by jungle revolutionaries, played basketball with George Clooney, and took an acting lesson from Harrison Ford.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Stanton lives in his hometown of Traverse City, Michigan, where he is a member of the advisory board of the Interlochen Center for the Artsand#8217; Motion Picture Arts program, and a trustee of the Pathfinder School.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;He has taught writing at the college level and worked as a commercial sports fisherman and caretaker of Robert Frostand#8217;s house in Vermont. Stanton graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and Hampshire College in Massachusetts, and also received an MFA from the University of Iowa Writersand#8217; Workshop. He and his wife, the investigative reporter Anne Stanton, haveandnbsp;three children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416580522
Author:
Stanton, Doug
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Asia - Central Asia
Subject:
Military - Afghan War (2001-)
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Afghanistan; Lone Survivor; Mark Wahlberg; Eric Bana; Marcus Luttrell; Taliban; Navy SEAL; Mark Bowden; Black Hawk Down; Military; Horses; Special Forces; Osama bin Laden; September 11th; 9/11; House of War; CIA; Mike Spann; Mark Mitchell; John Walker Lin
Subject:
Afghanistan; Lone Survivor; Mark Wahlberg; Eric Bana; Marcus Luttrell; Taliban; Navy SEAL; Mark Bowden; Black Hawk Down; Military; Horses; Special Forces; Osama bin Laden; September 11th; 9/11; House of War; CIA; Mike Spann; Mark Mitchell; John Walker Lin
Subject:
Afghanistan; Lone Survivor; Mark Wahlberg; Eric Bana; Marcus Luttrell; Taliban; Navy SEAL; Mark Bowden; Black Hawk Down; Military; Horses; Special Forces; Osama bin Laden; September 11th; 9/11; House of War; CIA; Mike Spann; Mark Mitchell; John Walker Lin
Subject:
Afghanistan; Lone Survivor; Mark Wahlberg; Eric Bana; Marcus Luttrell; Taliban; Navy SEAL; Mark Bowden; Black Hawk Down; Military; Horses; Special Forces; Osama bin Laden; September 11th; 9/11; House of War; CIA; Mike Spann; Mark Mitchell; John Walker Lin
Subject:
Afghanistan; Lone Survivor; Mark Wahlberg; Eric Bana; Marcus Luttrell; Taliban; Navy SEAL; Mark Bowden; Black Hawk Down; Military; Horses; Special Forces; Osama bin Laden; September 11th; 9/11; House of War; CIA; Mike Spann; Mark Mitchell; John Walker Lin
Subject:
Afghanistan; Lone Survivor; Mark Wahlberg; Eric Bana; Marcus Luttrell; Taliban; Navy SEAL; Mark Bowden; Black Hawk Down; Military; Horses; Special Forces; Osama bin Laden; September 11th; 9/11; House of War; CIA; Mike Spann; Mark Mitchell; John Walker Lin
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-page photo insert and 3 maps
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 13.16 oz

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"Synopsis" by , From bestselling author Doug Stanton, a harrowing, true-life tale of a band of American soldiers and their struggles and triumphs in Afghanistan
"Synopsis" by , In this riveting account, journalist Stanton recreates the miseries and triumphs of specially trained mounted U.S. soldiers, deployed in the war-ravaged Afghanistan mountains to fight alongside the Northern Alliance against the Taliban.
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