The Perfect Horse

đź“’The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts

Book Title : The Perfect Horse
Author : Elizabeth Letts
Publisher :
Release Date : 2016
Pages : 369
ISBN : 9780345544803
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Perfect Horse Summary : Subtitle in pre-publication: The daring mission to free the Nazis' equine master race.

đź“’The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts

Book Title : The Perfect Horse
Author : Elizabeth Letts
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release Date : 2016-08-23
Pages : 400
ISBN : 9780345544810
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Perfect Horse Summary : 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 mission with such a sharp ear for drama that the whole second half of the book reads like a WWII thriller dreamed up by Alan Furst or Len Deighton. . . . The right director could make a Hollywood classic out of this fairy tale.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Letts, a lifelong equestrienne, eloquently brings together the many facets of this unlikely, poignant story underscoring the love and respect of man for horses.”—Kirkus Reviews

đź“’The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts

Book Title : The Perfect Horse
Author : Elizabeth Letts
Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date : 2019
Pages : 272
ISBN : 9780525644743
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Perfect Horse Summary : When a small troop of American soldiers capture a German spy, they uncover an unexpected secret- Hitler has kidnapped the world's finest purebred horses and hidden them in a secret Czechoslovakian breeding farm. But, starving Russian troops are drawing closer and the horses face the danger of being slaughtered for food. With little time to spare, Colonel Hank Reed and his soldiers cross enemy lines to heroically save some of the world's most treasured animals. In this thrilling young readers' edition of her New York Times bestselling book, Elizabeth Letts details the terrifying truth of Hitler's eugenics program during World War II and shares the story of the courageous American troop dedicated to stopping it. Highlighting bravery in the face of incredible odds, this tale will shed light on a little-known piece of our past and speak to history fans and animal lovers of every age.

Book Title : A Good Horse Has No Color
Author : Nancy Marie Brown
Publisher : Stackpole Books
Release Date : 2001
Pages : 243
ISBN : 0811707040
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

A Good Horse Has No Color Summary : After several visits to study Icelandic sagas, Nancy Brown returns to Iceland to search for the perfect Icelandic horse, one she can bring back to her Pennsylvania farm and make her own. To do so, she must become part of the country's tightly knit horse-breeding community, which can be wary of outsiders and extremely protective of the world-famous breed. In this clear-eyed, evocative account set against Iceland's austere and majestic landscape, she describes what makes Icelandic horses and their owners so distinctive. She also discovers her limitations as a horsewoman and learns much about what she is looking for-in a horse and in her life.

Book Title : The Eighty dollar Champion
Author : Elizabeth Letts
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date : 2012
Pages : 338
ISBN : 9780345521095
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Eighty dollar Champion Summary : Traces the story of a champion equine jumper and the Dutch farmer who rescued him from the slaughterhouse, recounting how the farmer discovered Snowman's jumping talents and trained him to compete against the world's thoroughbreds.

Book Title : Brother Mendel s Perfect Horse
Author : Frank Westerman
Publisher : Random House
Release Date : 2012-08-02
Pages : 320
ISBN : 9781409019329
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Brother Mendel s Perfect Horse Summary : ' "When you touch a Lipizzaner, you're touching history," Westerman was once told. His elegant book offers fascinating proof' Financial Times Frank Westerman explores the history of Lipizzaners, an extraordinary troop of pedigree horses bred as personal mounts for the Emperor of Austria-Hungary. Following the bloodlines of the stud book, he reconstructs the story of four generations of imperial steed as they survive the fall of the Habsburg Empire, two world wars and the insane breeding experiments conducted under Hitler, Stalin and Ceausescu. But what begins as a fairytale becomes a chronicle of the quest for racial purity. Carrying the reader across Europe, from imperial stables and stud farms to the controversial gene labs of today, Westerman asks, if animal breeders are so good at genetic engineering, why do attempts to perfect the human strain always end in tragedy?

đź“’The Perfect Horse by Gillian Baxter

Book Title : The Perfect Horse
Author : Gillian Baxter
Publisher :
Release Date : 1963
Pages : 157
ISBN : OCLC:960727598
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Perfect Horse Summary :

đź“’Gunner by Judy Andrekson

Book Title : Gunner
Author : Judy Andrekson
Publisher : Tundra Books (NY)
Release Date : 2010
Pages : 95
ISBN : 9780887769054
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Gunner Summary : At first an unruly foal, Gunner grows into a smart and beautiful show horse, whose troublemaking ways hide a devotion to his family that shines through, until disaster strikes in the form of Hurricane Katrina.

Book Title : The Absolutely Perfect Horse
Author : Ardath Mayhar
Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
Release Date : 2009-03-01
Pages : 156
ISBN : 9781434403193
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Absolutely Perfect Horse Summary : The formerly noble, now downtrodden horse known as Dogmeat helps Annie and her family reassess their values.

đź“’The Horse Book by Kathleen Walker-Meikle

Book Title : The Horse Book
Author : Kathleen Walker-Meikle
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date : 2017-08-24
Pages : 144
ISBN : 9781784422264
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Horse Book Summary : Hardworking, swift, loyal and capable of great heroism, horses have been our constant companions for thousands of years. Using stunning illustrations, The Horse Book pairs famous historical figures with their faithful mounts including: Alexander the Great's beloved steed at whose death he dedicated the city of Alexandria Bucephala; the cruel Roman emperor Caligula who made his horse a consul; the brave horses in the First World War; and horses of famous figures from El Cid to Napoleon. This is the perfect gift for the horse lover - a guide to the role of horses in history and the people who rode them.