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12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers


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12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers

Doug Stanton

ISBN 9781501178511

The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers.

This is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who entered Afghanistan immediately following September 11, 2001 and, riding to war on horses, defeated the Taliban.

Outnumbered 40 to 1, they capture the strategic Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif, and thereby effectively defeat the Taliban throughout the rest of the country. They are welcomed as liberators as they ride on horses into the city, the streets thronged with Afghans overjoyed that the Taliban have been kicked out.

The soldiers rest easy, as they feel they have accomplished their mission. And then, the action takes a wholly unexpected turn. During a surrender of Taliban troops, the Horse Soldiers are ambushed by the would-be P.O.W.s and, still dangerously outnumbered, they must fight for their lives in the city's ancient fortress known as Qala-I Janghi, or the House of War . . .

The Author

doug stanton Doug Stanton is the author of the New York Times bestseller In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors as well as Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan, which is the basis for the movie 12 Strong starring Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon.

His writing has appeared in The New York Times, the New York Times Book Review, Time, the Washington Post and Esquire. Stanton lives in his hometown of Traverse City, Michigan, with his wife, Anne Stanton, and their three children, John, Katherine, and Will.






Reviews, News & Interviews:

A thrilling action ride of a book. New York Times                         

As gripping as the most intricately-plotted thriller. Vince Flynn