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In the chaotic last days of World War II, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers discover a sinister Nazi plan: there is a secret farm nearby where the German army has stockpiled the world’s finest purebred horses in order to breed an equine ‘master race’. With the Russian army closing in, the animals are in danger of being slaughtered for food. Colonel Hank Reed, one of the US Army’s last great cavalrymen, makes abold decision (with the unofficial approval of General George Patton) to mount a covert rescue operation. Racing against time, Reed and his men, aided by several Germans devoted to the horses, steal across enemy lines in a last-ditch effort to rescue the animals. The Perfect Horse for the first time tells the full story of these extraordinary events. Elizabeth Letts’s exhilarating tale of behind enemy-lines adventure, courage and sacrifice brings to life one of the most inspiring chapters in the annals of human valour.

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Genre: History
Author: Elizabeth Lett
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release: 2016-09-01
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781925475364

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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 find—his 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 world’s finest purebreds 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. Racing against time, Reed’s 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, Hitler’s imperious chief of horse breeding, a proponent of eugenics who dreams of genetically engineering the perfect warhorse for Germany; and Tom Stewart, a senator’s son who makes a daring moonlight ride on a white stallion to secure the farm’s 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 Letts’s 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

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Genre: Nature
Author: Elizabeth Letts
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release: 2016-08-23
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780345544810

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"When a small troop of American soldiers capture a German spy during World War II, they uncover an unexpected secret: Hitler has kidnapped the world's finest purebred horses and hidden them in a secret Czech breeding farm. But starving Russian troops are drawn closer, and the horses face the danger of being slaughtered for food. There is little time to spare, and Colonel Hank Reed and his soldiers must cross enemy lines to heroically save some of the world's most treasured animals. In this thrilling young readers' edition of her New York Times bestselling book, Elizabeth Letts highlights bravery in the face of incredible odds. This tale will shed light on a little-known piece of our past and speak to history fans and animal lovers of every age."--Back cover.

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Genre: Arabian horse
Author: Elizabeth Letts
Publisher: Yearling
Release: 2020-02-07
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780525644774

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When she and her family move to a huge, old manor house in northern Scotland, ten-year-old Sally hopes to be able to get the horse of her dreams.

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Genre: Horses
Author: Patricia Leitch
Publisher: Harper Trophy
Release: 1996
File: 105 Pages
ISBN-13: 0064406342

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Genre: Horses
Author: William Henry Harrison Murray
Publisher:
Release: 1876
File: 474 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105046999152

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Author: Gervase Markham
Publisher:
Release: 1680
File: Pages
ISBN-13: BL:A0020345564

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After several visits to study Icelandic sagas, Nancy Brown returns to Iceland to search for the perfect Icelandic horse, one she can bring back to her Pennsylvania farm and make her own. To do so, she must become part of the country's tightly knit horse-breeding community, which can be wary of outsiders and extremely protective of the world-famous breed. In this clear-eyed, evocative account set against Iceland's austere and majestic landscape, she describes what makes Icelandic horses and their owners so distinctive. She also discovers her limitations as a horsewoman and learns much about what she is looking for-in a horse and in her life.

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Genre: Pets
Author: Nancy Marie Brown
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Release: 2001
File: 243 Pages
ISBN-13: 0811707040

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Traces the story of a champion equine jumper and the Dutch farmer who rescued him from the slaughterhouse, recounting how the farmer discovered Snowman's jumping talents and trained him to compete against the world's thoroughbreds.

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Genre: History
Author: Elizabeth Letts
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Release: 2012
File: 338 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780345521095

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A dramatic, emotional adventure for horse lovers - with a twist! When teenage Krista encounters the magnificent grey stallion, Seahawk, while spending summer by the coast, she thinks she's found the perfect horse. Seahawk is exceptional - so special, in fact, that some folk will do anything to get their hands on him... But where does Seahawk come from? And why is his past - and future - so shrouded in mystery? Reclusive artist, Mel, who lives on the isolated Mount, has some of the answers - but can she be trusted? Does Krista's cousin, Shannon, know more than she lets on? The truth is more incredible, shocking - and sinister - than Krista could ever imagine. A fast-paced horse story with an unexpected kick.

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Author: Jane Ayres
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release: 2015-01-07
File: 130 Pages
ISBN-13: 1505774594

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Author: Gillian Baxter
Publisher:
Release: 1963
File: 157 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:960727598

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