12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers

By: Stanton, Doug

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First printing. Spine edges lightly rubbed. 2017 Trade Paperback. xx, 395 pp. Previously published as Horse Soldiers, 12 Strong is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. The bone-weary American soldiers were welcomed as liberators as they rode into the city. 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-Janghi, 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.

Title: 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers

Author: Stanton, Doug

Categories: Military, Books to Film, American, Middle Eastern, Military,

Edition: 1st Printing

Publisher: Scribner: 2017

ISBN Number: 1501178512

ISBN Number 13: 9781501178511

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2287708

Keywords: MILITARY HISTORY BOOKS TO FILM AMERICAN HISTORY US U S UNITED STATES SPECIAL FORCES AFGHANISTAN 9/11 9-11 BIOGRAPHY MIDDLE EAST EASTERN,