The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse

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

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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.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780345544803
0345544803
Branch Call Number: 940.5421 Letts
D810.C8 L46 2016
Characteristics: xix, 369 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm

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elainegruninger
Sep 03, 2017

This was an excellent read. highly recommend it to horse lovers. Story shows how the love for horses can over ride politics and nationality.

Nicr Nov 21, 2016

Well-paced history that successfully juggles several narratives to tell the story of dedicated efforts to rescue the Lipizzaner of Vienna and champion Polish Arabians from the invading Russian and German armies.

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PRLatta
Sep 01, 2016

It may be the first time the "full" story is told, but the tale has stayed with me ever since I saw the 1963 movie, The Miracle of the White Stallions - even drawing me to spend hours in the mid-70's watching practices at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_of_the_White_Stallions

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