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The perfect horse : the daring U.S. mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis / Elizabeth Letts.

Letts, Elizabeth, author. (Author).
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  • 21 of 30 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 940.54 LET PER (Text) 34207002032481 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 05/08/2017
Akron Carnegie PL - Akron 940.54 LET (Text) 75253000053056 Adult NEW Non-fiction Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main 940.54 LET (Text) 36803000997028 NONFIC Checked out 05/08/2017
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 940.54 LET (Text) 33118000177058 Adult: New Book Available -
Covington-Veedersburg PL - Covington 940.54 LET (Text) 32572000544288 CVBPLC Adult Nonfiction Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver 940.54213714 LET (Text) 34304000833692 Adult - Nonfiction Available -
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora 940.54 LET (Text) 50825010707072 Non-Fiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 940.54 LET (Text) 33187004102741 Nonfiction - R Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 940.54 LET (Text) 36626103765061 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 05/16/2017
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 940.54 LETTS (Text) 37500004261299 Nonfiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780345544803
  • ISBN: 0345544803
  • Physical Description: xix, 369 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-350) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: Bombardment -- An unlikely Olympian -- The master of all horses -- The Polish prince -- Rau's dominion -- The Spanish Riding School of Vienna -- The hidden stud farm -- Podhajsky's choice -- Horses in peril -- The escape -- Machine versus horse -- A horseless commander -- America's fightin'est General -- Two hands and a Purple Heart -- Armies closing in -- The photographs -- The plan -- Dressed up as a plenipotentiary -- Change of heart -- Lessing takes charge -- The tanks are coming -- The fallen -- The Americans -- The Generals -- The craziest caravan in the world -- The Lipizzaner farewell -- The super horses are ours -- Departure! -- The riderless horse -- The victory parade -- Finding a home -- The war orphans -- The auction -- The widow's rose -- The birthday party -- A mighty good American -- The veterans -- The Spanish Riding School today -- Epilogue: What became of them?
Summary, etc.: In the chaotic last days of World War II, a small troop of American soldiers captures a German spy and learns that on a secret farm behind enemy lines, Hitler has stockpiled the world's finest purebred horses in order to breed the perfect military machine -- an 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. Army's last great cavalrymen, Colonel Hank Reed, makes a bold decision, with General George Patton's blessing, to mount a covert rescue operation.
Subject: Podhajsky, Alois.
Reed, Charles Hancock, 1900-1980.
United States. Army. Cavalry Regiment, Mechanized, 2nd > History.
Spanische Reitschule (Vienna, Austria) > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > Austria.
World War, 1939-1945 > Confiscations and contributions > United States.
World War, 1939-1945 > Commando operations > Czech Republic > Hostou.
Lipizzaner horse > Austria > History > 20th century.
Arabian horse > Poland > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > Confiscations and contributions > Germany.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
HISTORY / Military / World War II.
NATURE / Animals / Horses.

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