Flint Memorial Library (North Reading)

The perfect horse, the daring U.S. mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis, Elizabeth Letts - alk. paper

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?
Literary form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical description
xix, 369 pages, illustrations, map, 24 cm

Library Locations

  • Flint Memorial Library (North Reading)

    147 Park Street, North Reading, MA, 01864, US