Operation Cowboy

  • by Stephan Talty
  • Narrated by Wes Talbot
  • 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A thrilling account of one of the strangest and most daring military operations in history.
In the final days of World War II, with the ravenous Red Army marching across Czechoslovakia, a wily band of American soldiers did the unexpected: They teamed up with the Nazis and went behind enemy lines to save the world's rarest horses from imminent extinction at the hands of the Russians - including the exquisite white Lipizzaner, whose bloodlines date back to Genghis Khan. Based on personal interviews and new archival research, New York Times bestselling author Stephan Talty recreates in vivid detail the exhilarating rescue mission, led by unlikely heroes who just "wanted to do something beautiful."


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Operation Cowboy is a unique bit of history

The saving of Lippizaner horses in WWII 1945 was a secret mission and one barely known to people-then or now. It's a lovely story for all whether strictly history buffs or lovers of horses/animals.
It's a short story (about 2 hours) and worth every minute of your time. The narrator is pretty perfect in my estimation and the production fine. This should be made into a movie with the quality production of the "monuments men," definitely not the Disney fantasy of years ago.
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- PowderRiverRose "Active lifestyle so audiobooks fit in with nearly everything I'm doing."


learned more about the war and things that took place during that period. I never thought about the horses and the how some of them survive.
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- Mary L. Preston "Mary Lee"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-27-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios