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The Resource 12 strong : the declassified true story of the horse soldiers, Doug Stanton

12 strong : the declassified true story of the horse soldiers, Doug Stanton

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12 strong : the declassified true story of the horse soldiers
Title
12 strong
Title remainder
the declassified true story of the horse soldiers
Statement of responsibility
Doug Stanton
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Twelve strong
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Language
eng
Summary
"A thrilling action ride of a book" (The New York Times Book Review)--from Jerry Bruckheimer in theaters everywhere January 19, 2018--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 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. "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 touches the mythic. The soldiers on horses combined ancient strategies of cavalry warfare with twenty-first-century aerial bombardment technology to perform a seemingly impossible feat. Moreover, their careful effort to win the hearts of local townspeople proved a valuable lesson for America's ongoing efforts in Afghanistan. With "spellbinding...action packed prose...The book reads more like a novel than a military history...the Horse Soldier's secret mission remains the US military's finest moment in what has since arguably been a muddled war" (USA TODAY)
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TEFOD
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Stanton, Doug
Dewey number
958.104/7
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not applicable
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LC call number
DS371.412
LC item number
.S73 2011
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history
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Read by Jack Garrett
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Garrett, Jack
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  • United States
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • Urban warfare
  • Mazār-i Sharīf (Afghanistan)
  • HISTORY / Middle East / General
  • United States
  • Afghan War (2001-)
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Soldiers
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • Urban warfare
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • United States
  • Nonfiction
  • History
  • Military
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12 strong : the declassified true story of the horse soldiers, Doug Stanton
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (16 hr., 40 min., 02 sec.))
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online
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9781508257684
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(sound recording)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
Stock number
041CFEEF-3767-4467-BDF8-0BAE7E71AEEC
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  • on1015240081
  • (OCoLC)1015240081
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Label
12 strong : the declassified true story of the horse soldiers, Doug Stanton
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (16 hr., 40 min., 02 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508257684
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
041CFEEF-3767-4467-BDF8-0BAE7E71AEEC
System control number
  • on1015240081
  • (OCoLC)1015240081
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