The Perfect Horse : the daring U.S. mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis / Elizabeth Letts.

In the chaotic last days of World War II, a small troop of American soldiers captures a German spy and learns that on a secret farm behind enemy lines, Hitler has stockpiled the world's finest purebred horses in order to breed the perfect military machine--an equine master race. But with the st...

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Main Author: Letts, Elizabeth (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
Table of Contents:
  • Part One: The Europeans. An unlikely Olympian ; The master of all horses ; The Polish prince ; Rau's dominion ; The Spanish Riding School of Vienna ; The hidden stud farm ; Podhajsky's choice ; Horses in peril ; The escape
  • Part Two: The Americans. Machine versus horse ; A horseless commander ; America's fightin'est General ; Two hands and a Purple Heart
  • Part Three: The mission. Armies closing in ; The photographs ; The plan ; Dressed up as a plenipotentiary ; Change of heart ; Lessing takes charge ; The tanks are coming ; The fallen ; The Americans ; The generals ; The craziest caravan in the world ; The Lipizzaner farewell
  • Part Four: Homecoming. The super horses are ours ; Departure! ; The riderless horse ; The victory parade ; Finding a home ; The war orphans ; The auction ; The widow's rose ; The birthday party ; A mighty good American ; The veterans ; The Spanish Riding School today
  • Epilogue: What became of them?