Operation Cowboy: The Secret American Mission to Save the World's Most Beautiful Horses in the Last Days of World War II (Kindle Single)
A thrilling account of one of the strangest and most daring military operations in history. In the final days of World War II, with the ravenous Red Army marching across Czechoslovakia, a wily band of American soldiers did the unexpected: they teamed up with the Nazis and went behind enemy... show more
A thrilling account of one of the strangest and most daring military operations in history.
In the final days of World War II, with the ravenous Red Army marching across Czechoslovakia, a wily band of American soldiers did the unexpected: they teamed up with the Nazis and went behind enemy lines to save the world’s rarest horses from imminent extinction at the hands of the Russians — including the exquisite white Lipizzaner, whose bloodlines date back to Genghis Khan. Based on personal interviews and new archival research, New York Times bestselling author Stephan Talty recreates in vivid detail the exhilarating rescue mission, led by unlikely heroes who just “wanted to do something beautiful.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stephan Talty is the author of the best-selling Kindle Single “The Secret Agent,” as well as five acclaimed non-fiction books. The movie "Captain Phillips," with Tom Hanks, was based on his book with Richard Phillips. And Talty's next crime novel, “Hangman” (May 13), brings back the Harvard-educated detective Abbie Kearney.
Cover design by Adil Dara Kim.
Publish date: 2014-04-03
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Pages no: 70
Edition language: English
This nice Kindle Single relates the rescue of the Lipizzaners during the end of the Second World War. It is told in greater detail than the Lipizzaner books that I have read. Enjoyable. Also includes about the horrible inaccurate movie about the event done by Disney. Talty goes into detail about the...
I did not know the story of "Operation Cowboy" and the rescue of the magnificent Lippizaners from the Czech/German border at the end of the war. This is a very suspenseful adventure, not for the faint of heart! And the best part is that THIS is the real story, and it really did happen! I'm always...