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The Resource The perfect horse : the daring mission to free the Nazis' equine master race, Elizabeth Letts

The perfect horse : the daring mission to free the Nazis' equine master race, Elizabeth Letts

Label
The perfect horse : the daring mission to free the Nazis' equine master race
Title
The perfect horse
Title remainder
the daring mission to free the Nazis' equine master race
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Letts
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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 Army’s last great cavalrymen, American 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. 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BKCT
Dewey number
940.54/213714
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • D810.C8
  • D810.C8
LC item number
  • L46 2016
  • L46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The perfect horse : the daring mission to free the Nazis' equine master race, Elizabeth Letts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes a bibliography, reference notes and an index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Control code
sky283290086
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 369 pages
Isbn
9780345544803
Lccn
2016030226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, black and white photographs
Label
The perfect horse : the daring mission to free the Nazis' equine master race, Elizabeth Letts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes a bibliography, reference notes and an index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Control code
sky283290086
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 369 pages
Isbn
9780345544803
Lccn
2016030226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, black and white photographs

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