The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis - Elizabeth Letts

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion comes the riveting true story of the valiant rescue of priceless pedigree horses in the last days of World War II. As the Russians closed in on Hitler from the east and the Allies attacked from the west, American soldiers discovered a secret Nazi effort to engineer a master race of the finest purebred horses. With the support of U.S. general George S. Patton, a passionate equestrian, the Americans planned an audacious mission to kidnap these beautiful animals and smuggle them into safe territory—assisted by a daring Austrian colonel who was both a former Olympian and a trainer of the famous Lipizzaner stallions what did I think 5 stars This book is a book I think everyone should read, because its a story that needs to be known about, its a part of history that's not talked about in school, wither your an animal lover or not you need to pick this up. While I do agree that when it comes to some of the best riders there are for the Equestrian type riding the Germans have some of the best, but while I was reading this it actually made me so upset about how they treated those beautiful animals , some of them they never did find wither they were stallions or mares , they became lost forever. I heat to think of what might have happened to them if it wasn't for U.S. general George S. Patton, daring Austrian colonel ,and the solders who planned an audacious mission to kidnap these beautiful animals and smuggle them into safe territory, with out there help those beautiful animals would have been lost. I also love how you get to see old black and white photos of the horse, and the people that are in the story. that said I would love to also say that I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion and review and that these are 100 % my own thoughts to what is truly a great book