12 Strong

The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
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Author(s): Doug Stanton
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Mar 08, 2011
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (16.67 hours)
Product Number: Z100135107
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781442342385
Narrator/s: Jack Garrett
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Now a major motion picture from Jerry Bruckheimer and Lionsgate! The New York Times bestselling "spellbinding true-life story" (USA TODAY) of a United States Special Forces team deployed to the war-ravaged Afghanistan mountains in the weeks immediately following 9/11, overcoming great odds to become heroes of our era. In the weeks following the attacks of September 11, a small band of Special Forces soldiers secretly entered Afghanistan. Riding on horseback, they pursued the Taliban over the stark and mountainous Afghanistan terrain. After a series of intense battles, they captured the strategically essential city of Mazar-i-Sharif. 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-Jangi, 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. Previously published as Horse Soldiers, 12 Strong "is not just a battle story—it's also about the home front. An important book" (the TODAY show). A thrilling, inspiring tale of a group of men on horses who did the impossible and an incredible account of real life bravery and heroism in the face of insurmountable odds.

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Author(s): Doug Stanton
Product Number EB00571135
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781416588238

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