The Perfect Horse
Score: 4.5
From 81 Ratings

The Perfect Horse


  • Author: Elizabeth Letts
  • Release Date : 2016-08-23
  • Genre: Nature
  • File Size: 36424760 Bytes


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War IIWINNER OF THE PEN AWARD FOR RESEARCH NONFICTION In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find—his briefcase is empty but for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. Hitler has stockpiled the world’s finest purebreds in order to breed the perfect military machine—an equine master race. But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food. With only hours to spare, on...

The Purple Hills (A Woodlea Novel, #4)
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

The Purple Hills (A Woodlea Novel, #4)


  • Author: Alissa Callen
  • Release Date : 2018-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 432913 Bytes


The answer could be written in the stars... A standalone sweet and romantic novella from bestselling Australian author Alissa Callen. Sibylla Elliott's return to small-town Woodlea will only be temporary. The audiologist will reassure herself that her father is doing well after his stroke and then be gone before her stepmother can wedge herself any further between them. Single-dad Hugh Mason's entire world is his freckle-faced, space-obsessed son, Riley. When Hugh suffers a head injury, he has no Plan B, until Riley and his miniature pony come to his rescue, fetching their neighbour Sibylla. Glad to escape the tension in her family home, she moves to the next-door farm to help out the local horse chiropractor.But when close quarters magnify the attra...

The Perfect Horse
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

The Perfect Horse


  • Author : Elizabeth Letts
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2016-08-23
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345544810


The Perfect Horse Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find—his briefcase is empty but for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. Hitler has stockpiled the world’s finest purebreds in order to breed the perfect military machine—an equine master race. But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food. With only hours to spare, one of the U.S. Army’s last great cavalrymen, Co...

The Perfect Horse
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The Perfect Horse


  • Author : Elizabeth Letts
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-05-23
  • Genre: Arabian horse
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345544827


The Perfect Horse Book Description :

In the chaotic last days of World War II, a small troop of American soldiers captures a German spy and learns that on a secret farm behind enemy lines, Hitler has stockpiled the world's finest purebred horses in order to breed the perfect military machine -- an equine master race. But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food. With only hours to spare, one of the U.S. Army's last great cavalrymen, Colonel Hank Reed, makes a bold decision, with General George Patton's blessing, to mount a covert rescue operation....

The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse


  • Author : William Henry Harrison Murray
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1873
  • Genre: Horses
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X001028612


The Perfect Horse Book Description :

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Photographing Horses

Photographing Horses


  • Author : Lesli Groves
  • Publisher : Lyons Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 159228230X


Photographing Horses Book Description :

This easy-to-use and easy-to-understand guide teaches you how to bypass technical considerations and learn to see horses in a new light, fine-tuning your observation skills to recognize photo opportunities, and discovering how to take best advantage of them. Regardless of whether you use a film, digital, or video camera to shoot conformation, action, or art photos, you''ll benefit from chapters on choosing and controlling the background, working with natural light, communicating with the horse''s handler, and looking at the entire scene from the horse''s perspective. You''ll learn to circumvent common problems such as distortion (for example, when the horse''s head looks larger than its hindquarters), distracting background objects, camera shake, sun...

The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse


  • Author : Elizabeth Letts
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Release Date : 2020-02-07
  • Genre: Arabian horse
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525644774


The Perfect Horse Book Description :

"When a small troop of American soldiers capture a German spy during World War II, they uncover an unexpected secret: Hitler has kidnapped the world's finest purebred horses and hidden them in a secret Czech breeding farm. But starving Russian troops are drawn closer, and the horses face the danger of being slaughtered for food. There is little time to spare, and Colonel Hank Reed and his soldiers must cross enemy lines to heroically save some of the world's most treasured animals. In this thrilling young readers' edition of her New York Times bestselling book, Elizabeth Letts highlights bravery in the face of incredible odds. This tale will shed light on a little-known piece of our past and speak to history fans and animal lovers of every age."--Bac...

Brother Mendel s Perfect Horse

Brother Mendel s Perfect Horse


  • Author : Frank Westerman
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-08-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409019329


Brother Mendel s Perfect Horse Book Description :

' "When you touch a Lipizzaner, you're touching history," Westerman was once told. His elegant book offers fascinating proof' Financial Times Frank Westerman explores the history of Lipizzaners, an extraordinary troop of pedigree horses bred as personal mounts for the Emperor of Austria-Hungary. Following the bloodlines of the stud book, he reconstructs the story of four generations of imperial steed as they survive the fall of the Habsburg Empire, two world wars and the insane breeding experiments conducted under Hitler, Stalin and Ceausescu. But what begins as a fairytale becomes a chronicle of the quest for racial purity. Carrying the reader across Europe, from imperial stables and stud farms to the controversial gene labs of today, Westerman asks...

A Good Horse Has No Color

A Good Horse Has No Color


  • Author : Nancy Marie Brown
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Pets
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0811707040


A Good Horse Has No Color Book Description :

After several visits to study Icelandic sagas, Nancy Brown returns to Iceland to search for the perfect Icelandic horse, one she can bring back to her Pennsylvania farm and make her own. To do so, she must become part of the country's tightly knit horse-breeding community, which can be wary of outsiders and extremely protective of the world-famous breed. In this clear-eyed, evocative account set against Iceland's austere and majestic landscape, she describes what makes Icelandic horses and their owners so distinctive. She also discovers her limitations as a horsewoman and learns much about what she is looking for-in a horse and in her life....

Ride the Right Horse
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Ride the Right Horse


  • Author : Yvonne Barteau
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-05-18
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603422192


Ride the Right Horse Book Description :

A good personality is the single most desirable quality in a horse, yet it is much harder to assess than conformation or gait. Describing the four basic equine personality types — social, fearful, aloof, and challenging — and their various combinations, Yvonne Barteau shows you how to recognize distinct behavior patterns that can indicate any horse’s personality. Stressing the importance of compatibility between rider and horse, Barteau helps you achieve equestrian success through finding a horse whose personality best matches your individual riding style....

Ghost Riders
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Ghost Riders


  • Author : Mark Felton
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306825606


Ghost Riders Book Description :

It is April 1945 and the world's most prized horses are about to be slaughtered... As the Red Army closes in on the Third Reich, a German colonel sends an American intelligence officer an unusual report about a POW camp soon to be overrun by the Soviets. Locked up, the report says, are over a thousand horses, including the entire herd of white Lipizzaner's from Vienna's Spanish Riding School, as well as Europe's finest Arabian stallions--stolen to create an equine "master race." The horses are worth millions and, if the starving Red Army reaches the stables first, they will kill the horses for rations. The Americans, under the command of General George Patton, whose love of horses was legendary, decide to help the Germans save the majestic creatures....