Horse Soldiers

The Extraordinary Story of A Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan

Stanton, Doug

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Horse Soldiers
Documents the post-September 11 mission during which a small band of Special Forces soldiers captured the strategic Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif as part of an effort to defeat the Taliban, in a dramatic account that includes testimonies by Afghanistan citizens whose lives were changed by the war.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009
Edition: First Scribner hardcover ed
ISBN: 1416580514
Branch Call Number: 958.1047 S792h 2009
Characteristics: xvi, 393 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill., map ;,24 cm


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A ripping tale, told from the perspective of the fighters on the ground, or in this case, in the saddle.

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Feb 18, 2015
  • tottyler1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a awsome book that i am using for my High School IRB and it is a great book for a book report that you have to have either a foreign author or setting in another country.

Jul 09, 2014
  • enigma122 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

modern soldiers on horse back interesting and different

Sep 19, 2012
  • ggbookreader rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Reading this book allows those of us that may not have or may not know someone in our present day wars some insight into the thoughts behind the events that have occurred in the last ten years with our American troops in the Eastern world. We read about the events, as we now know them, that occurred on September 11, 2001 and how America has responded from the point of view of the troops. This book offers readers a worth-while view of the events and offers insight, valuable information, and allows us to "see" the war from "inside" at the point of the war and how this war has an impact not just on the American troops, but troops of the Afghan people. In reading this book "Horse Soldiers" a sense of compassion and caring may come into your emotions and assist readers to understand a little more the mental & emotional toll of war.

Aug 25, 2012
  • Baybdots rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed this read I never knew the US soldier used horses in Afganistan and worked with allied forces. I felt I did get to know the soldiers that were in the book and cried when one was killed. The cruelty the taliban were to women and children awful.

Aug 09, 2012
  • KEVIN DOWD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Interesting read detailing our Special Forces operations in Northern Afghanistan in 2001. I remember reading about this at the time.

Sensitive and detailed portrayal of men at war, of a different kind.

Sep 20, 2011
  • Mercius rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If this was a novel, I would call it unbelievable and unrealistic. But it's true, and that makes it so much more interesting.

Aug 05, 2011
  • Mario20 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very interesting read on the Special Forces (Army) Teams that deployed in Afghanistan after 9/11 to form a frienship with the Northern Alliance to fight against Al-Quaeda and the Taliban. It reads of more of a story form as oppossed to a textbook......highly reccomended.


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Feb 18, 2015
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tottyler1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 19


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