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12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers

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Written By: Doug Stanton

Narrated By: Dennis Boutsikaris

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: May 2009

Duration: 6 hours 20 minutes

Summary:

Now a major motion picture from Jerry Bruckheimer and Lionsgate!

The New York Times bestselling “spellbinding true-life story” (USA TODAY) of a United States Special Forces team deployed to the war-ravaged Afghanistan mountains in the weeks immediately following 9/11, overcoming great odds to become heroes of our era.

In the weeks following the attacks of September 11, a small band of Special Forces soldiers secretly entered Afghanistan. Riding on horseback, they pursued the Taliban over the stark and mountainous Afghanistan terrain. After a series of intense battles, they captured the strategically essential city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

The bone-weary American soldiers were welcomed as liberators as they rode into the city, and the streets thronged with Afghans overjoyed that the Taliban regime had been overthrown. Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn. During a surrender of six hundred Taliban troops, the Horse Soldiers were ambushed by the would-be POWs. Dangerously overpowered, they fought for their lives in the city’s immense fortress, Qala-i-Jangi, or the House of War. At risk were the military gains of the entire campaign: if the soldiers perished or were captured, the entire effort to outmaneuver the Taliban was likely doomed.

Previously published as Horse Soldiers, 12 Strong “is not just a battle story—it’s also about the home front. An important book” (the TODAY show). A thrilling, inspiring tale of a group of men on horses who did the impossible and an incredible account of real life bravery and heroism in the face of insurmountable odds.

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  • Anonymous

    great story, but was dragged on for the span of time the operation lasted

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    We send our troops in to do the impossible they do then our leaders blow it up Our men were winning the hearts and minds of the people we let them down Book of honor and sacrifice a great read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Frank J.

    A very good read, compelling and in depth

  • Rori T

    Great story that should be read, narrator great changing his voice for the different people speaking. I would get lost in the story, also on the road. As I would be play while playing driving.

  • Michael Y

    Great untold story of the impact of a few brave men and the military muscle of America. A little slow moving but a must read if you want to understand what really happened in Afghanistan.

  • TVVesselsJr

    Want to know where all that money goes to and what is being done by our silent service men? Read and learn. Not the fastest paced adventure you'll ever read but it has its moments and a good voice too.

  • Damien M.

    very good book but was also very dragged out,

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