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Horse soldiers : the extraordinary story of a band ... Read More

Stanton, Doug.(Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781416580515
  • ISBN: 9781416580522 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: print
    xvi, 393 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009.

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General Note:
Includes bibliography p. 383-393.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-393).
Summary, etc.:
Describes the secret mission of a small band of ... Read More
Subject: United States. -- Army. -- Special Forces -- History -- 21st century
Afghan War, 2001- -- Cavalry operations, American
Afghan War, 2001- -- Aerial operations, American
Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal narratives, American
Special operations (Military science) -- Afghanistan -- History -- 21st century
Soldiers -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Soldiers -- Afghanistan -- History -- 21st century
Urban warfare -- Afghanistan -- Mazār-i Sharīf -- History -- 21st century
Mazār-i Sharīf (Afghanistan) -- History, Military -- 21st century

  • Baker & Taylor
    Describes the secret mission of a small band of U.S. soldiers who battled against Taliban forces on horseback and captured the Afghan city of Mazåar-i Sharåif, a critical location for further campaigns.
  • Baker & Taylor
    Documents the post-September 11 mission during which a small band of Special Forces soldiers captured the strategic Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif as part of an effort to defeat the Taliban, in a dramatic account that includes testimonies by Afghanistan citizens whose lives were changed by the war.
  • Blackwell North Amer
    The inspiration for the major motion picture 12 Strong from Jerry Bruckheimer, starring Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon.

    From the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm’s Way comes a true-life story of American soldiers overcoming great odds to achieve a stunning military victory.

    Horse Soldiers 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.

    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.

    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 city’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.

    Deeply researched and beautifully written, Stanton’s account of the Americans’ 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 America’s ongoing efforts in Afghanistan.
  • Simon and Schuster
    The inspiration for the major motion picture 12 Strong from Jerry Bruckheimer, starring Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon.

    From the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm&;s Way comes a true-life story of American soldiers overcoming great odds to achieve a stunning military victory.

    Horse Soldiers 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.

    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.

    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 city&;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.

    Deeply researched and beautifully written, Stanton&;s account of the Americans&; 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 America&;s ongoing efforts in Afghanistan.
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