From the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm’s Way comes a true-life story of American soldiers overcoming great odds to achieve a stunning military victory. Horse Soldiers
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, which was
strategically essential to defeat their opponent throughout the country.
Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn. Deeply researched and
beautifully written, Stanton’s account was recently adapted into the
2018 Jerry Bruckheimer feature film 12 Strong.
Doug Stanton is the author of the New York Times bestsellers In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors and Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan. His most recent book is The Odyssey of Echo Company The 1968 Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle to Survive the Vietnam War.