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  • 12 Strong

  • The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
  • Geschrieben von: Doug Stanton
  • Gesprochen von: Jack Garrett
  • Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 40 Min.
  • Ungekürztes Hörbuch
  • Kategorien: Geschichte, Naher Osten
  • 4,4 out of 5 stars (14 Bewertungen)

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    "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 best-selling, 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 40 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 600 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 21st-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).

    ©2009 Doug Stanton (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

    Kritikerstimmen

    “A fascinating account…This is not just a battle story - it’s also about the home front. An important book.” ( The Today Show)
    “A thrilling action ride of a book.” (Bruce Barcott, cover of The New York Times Book Review)

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    Gut erzählt, aber die Realität doch geschönt

    Der Autor hat einen guten Schreibstil, der Erzähler war brilliant, aber die wahre Geschichte ist doch sehr amerikanisch glorifiziert.
    Sicherlich ist vieles so geschehen und die Special Forces haben einiges geleistet, aber die Arbeit einiger Journalisten gerade bei der letzten Episode im Fort von Qalar i jangi, zeigt dass die Arbeit von CIA und Special Forces zu sehr über die Rolle der Northern Alliance gehoben wurde.
    Deswegen kann ich das Buch nur empfehlen, wenn man sichnoch mehr Informationen aus anderen Quellen zu dieser Episode des Afghanistankrieges besorgt.

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