12 Strong : The Declassified True Story Of The Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton
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Now a major motion picture from Jerry Bruckheimer starring Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon!
“A thrilling action ride of a book” (The New York Times Book Review)–the New York Times bestselling, true-life account of a US Special Forces team deployed to dangerous, war-ridden Afghanistan in the weeks following 9/11.
Previously published as Horse Soldiers, 12 Strong is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who covertly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and fought on horseback against the Taliban. With just a forty to one disadvantage, they relentlessly pursued the enemy army through the treacherous Afghanistan mountains.
After a series of intense battles, the soldiers successfully captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. The exhausted American soldiers were greeted as heroes as they rode triumphantly into the city.
However, the situation quickly turned dire when they were ambushed by the Taliban during a surrender of six hundred Taliban troops. Facing overwhelming odds, they had to fiercely fight for their lives within the massive fortress known as Qala-i-Janghi, or the House of War.
The stakes were high for not only their survival, but also for the success of the entire campaign against the Taliban. If they failed, the effort to outmaneuver their enemy would be in jeopardy.
“A riveting story of the brave and resourceful American warriors who rode into Afghanistan after 9/11 and waged war against Al Qaeda” (Tom Brokaw), Doug Stanton’s account verges on the legendary. Combining the ancient strategies of cavalry warfare with modern aerial bombardment technology, the soldiers on horses accomplished what seemed impossible.
Moreover, their efforts to win the support of local communities proved to be invaluable for America’s ongoing endeavors in Afghanistan.
“With spellbinding, action-packed prose”, the book reads more like a captivating novel than a mere military history. It marks the Horse Soldier’s secret mission as one of the US military’s finest moments in what has since been a troubled and complex war (USA TODAY).
“The Horse Soldiers: A Riveting True Story of Courage and Triumph in Afghanistan”
An Exciting Book Summary: 12 Strong
Hey there! Amy from book summaries here. Today, I want to talk about a captivating book I recently read. The book is titled “12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of The Horse Soldiers.” It was written by Doug Stanton and published on December 19, 2017. If you’re interested in purchasing the book, you can find it here.
Now, let’s dive into the summary of this incredible story. “12 Strong” is not only a major motion picture but also a New York Times bestseller. It tells the real-life tale of a group of U.S. Special Forces soldiers who were deployed to Afghanistan shortly after the devastating events of 9/11. These brave soldiers entered enemy territory riding on horses and fought against the Taliban, despite being vastly outnumbered.
The book takes you on a thrilling journey as these American heroes navigate the treacherous Afghan landscape and engage in intense battles. One of their remarkable achievements was capturing the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, where they were received as liberators. However, their mission takes an unexpected turn when they fall into an ambush while negotiating the surrender of over 600 Taliban soldiers. Trapped and outnumbered, they fight for their lives in the cities and fortresses of Afghanistan, risking everything.
“12 Strong” not only depicts the bravery and resourcefulness of these soldiers but also showcases how they combined ancient cavalry warfare strategies with modern technology to achieve the impossible. Their efforts to win the hearts of the local Afghan people prove to be a valuable lesson for ongoing American efforts in the region.
This book packs a punch with its spellbinding action and reads more like a thrilling novel rather than a dry military history. It is considered one of the finest moments in U.S. military history and sheds light on a war that has often been clouded in confusion.
So, if you’re in search of an exhilarating read, I highly recommend picking up “12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of The Horse Soldiers.” I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! And remember, don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for more book summaries. Have a great day!