The Perfect Horse

Feb 8, 2017

 

Wednesday, the story of a daring rescue of horses caught up in the Third Reich’s vision for genetic supremacy. Horses still played a role in the military, and Hitler aimed to use stolen purebreds to create the ideal war horse. But with the stud farm under imminent threat from the starving Russian army, the Nazi officer in charge asked General Patton himself for help. Author Elizabeth Letts joins us to explain why soldiers set aside alliances and risked their lives to save The Perfect Horse. [Rebroadcast]

Elizabeth Letts is a former competitive equestrian rider. Her books include the New York Times best seller The Eighty-Dollar Champion [Indiebound|Amazon|Audible] and her new book The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis. [Indiebound|Amazon|Audible