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Author Letts, Elizabeth, author

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

Publication Info. New York : Random House Large Print, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 Wethersfield Public Library - Large Print Materials  LARGE PRINT 940.5421 LETTS    Check Shelf
Edition First large print edition.
Description xxiv, 598 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion comes the riveting true story of the valiant rescue of priceless pedigree horses in the last days of World War II. As the Russians closed in on Hitler from the east and the Allies attacked from the west, American soldiers discovered a secret Nazi effort to engineer a master race of the finest purebred horses. With the support of U.S. general George S. Patton, a passionate equestrian, the Americans planned an audacious mission to kidnap these beautiful animals and smuggle them into safe territory—assisted by a daring Austrian colonel who was both a former Olympian and a trainer of the famous Lipizzaner stallions. --Publisher
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations -- Czech Republic -- Hostouň.
Lipizzaner horse -- Austria -- History -- 20th century.
Arabian horse -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- Germany.
Spanische Reitschule (Vienna, Austria) -- History -- 20th century.
Podhajsky, Alois.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Austria.
Reed, Charles Hancock, 1900-1980.
United States. Army. Cavalry Regiment, Mechanized, 2nd -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Reconnaissance operations.
Lipizzaner horse.
Animal rescue.
Large type books.
ISBN 9781524709303 (Large print : pbk.)
1524709301 (Large print : pbk.)
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