12 strong : the declassified true story of the horse soldiers /

by Stanton, Doug, , Horse soldiers. Edition statement:Scribner trade paperback edition. Physical details: xx, 395 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm. ISBN:9781501178511; 9781501179952; 1501178512.
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"The amazing book that inspired the movie"--Cover.

"Previously published as Horse soldiers: the extraordinary story of a band of U.S. soldiers who rode to victory in Afghanistan"--Title page verso.

Includes excerpt from Doug Stanton's "The odyssey of Echo Company: the 1968 TET offensive and the epic battle to survive the Vietnam War."

Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-395).

Key players -- Prologue: Uprising -- Part one: Going to war -- Part two: Horsemen, ride -- Part three: Danger close -- Part four: Gates of Mazar -- Part five: Ambush -- Epilogue.

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.

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