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The Perfect Horse - The Daring U.s. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis Nazis-logo

The Perfect Horse - The Daring U.s. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis Nazis

Elizabeth Letts

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find-his briefcase is empty but for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. Hitler has stockpiled the world's finest purebreds 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. Racing against time, Reed's small but determined force of soldiers, aided by several turncoat Germans, steals across enemy lines in a last-ditch effort to save the horses. Pulling together this multistranded story, Elizabeth Letts introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters: Alois Podhajsky, director of the famed Spanish Riding School of Vienna, a former Olympic medalist who is forced to flee the bomb-ravaged Austrian capital with his entire stable in tow; Gustav Rau, Hitler's imperious chief of horse breeding, a proponent of eugenics who dreams of genetically engineering the perfect warhorse for Germany; and Tom Stewart, a senator's son who makes a daring moonlight ride on a white stallion to secure the farm's surrender. A compelling account for animal lovers and World War II buffs alike, The Perfect Horse tells for the first time the full story of these events. Elizabeth Letts's exhilarating tale of behind-enemy-lines adventure, courage, and sacrifice brings to life one of the most inspiring chapters in the annals of human valor. Praise for The Perfect Horse "Winningly readable . . . Letts captures both the personalities and the stakes of this daring

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Boehmer

Length:

12h 49m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:16


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:47


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:20


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:50


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:39


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:22


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:23


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:12


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:46


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:43


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:20


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:43


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:01


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:23


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:54


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:05


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:17


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:33


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:49


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:03


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

10:00


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:05


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:49


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:55


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:32


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:12


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:27


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:28


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:22


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:19


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:18


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:47


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:37


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:36


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:15


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:56


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:52


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:46


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:02


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:55


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:47


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:32


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

09:00


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:09


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:14


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:46


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:53


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:47


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:50


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:45


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

09:05


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

01:30


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:13


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

00:40