For anyone interested in the war against the Taliban, Doug Stanton's The Horse Soldiers is a must-read. Stanton received amazing access to Special Forces and government information to document the experiences of SF soldiers who rode on horseback into Afghanistan just after 9-11 to secure a crucial area and defeat the Taliban. They were horrifically outnumbered but their mission was not, shockingly, a failure. As heartfelt as it is suspenseful, The Horse Soldiers follows on the heels of Stanton's New York Times bestseller In Harm's Way. It has been dubbed "a great read" by Tom Brokaw, and has been compared to Black Hawk Down and Flags of Our Fathers by noted historical/military narrative author Hampton Sides. Doug Stanton signs and discusses The Horse Soldiers 7 p.m. Tuesday at Barnes & Noble, 7700 W. Northwest Hwy. Call 214-739-1124.
Tue., May 19, 2009