Is 12 strong and horse soldiers the same book?
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.
Is there a 12 strong book?
This is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who entered Afghanistan immediately following September 11, 2001 and, riding to war on horses, defeated the Taliban.
Is the book Horse Soldiers a true story?
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.
What is the story of 12 strong?
In the wake of the September 11 attacks, Captain Mitch Nelson leads a US Special Forces team into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. Once there, the soldiers develop an uneasy partnership with the Northern Alliance to take down the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies. Outgunned and outnumbered, Nelson and his forces face overwhelming odds in a fight against a ruthless enemy that takes no prisoners.12 Strong / Film synopsis
What is the story behind the book “Horse Soldiers?
Horse Soldiers has all the elements of a born bestseller: a small band of courageous Special Forces troops, outnumbered 40-to-1 but fighting and winning in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan; CIA operatives; hostile Afghan overlords; fearless U.S. spies; even a homesick 20-year-old American Taliban member.
Is’the horse soldier’worth the read?
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 ).
What is the military action in horse soldiers?
The military action in Horse Soldiers is divided between the battle to secure the city of Mazar-i-Sharif and then the defense of the surprise attack in the fortress of Qala-i-Janghi. How do these two actions relate to one another?
What happened to the horse soldiers in the House of war?
Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn. During a surrender of six hundred Taliban troops, the Horse Soldiers were ambushed. Dangerously outnumbered, they fought for their lives in the city’s immense fortress, Qala-i-Janghi, or the House of War.