WWII Series: Uncovering Miracle of the White Stallions

Wed, Feb 10 | 5:30pm PT
$5 members | $8 non-members
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In the midst of World War II, a group of American soldiers captured a German spy and discovered a plot to create a master-race of horses by stealing a band of Lipizzaner white stallions. What ensues is a covert rescue mission, recreated by Walt Disney in his 1963 film Miracle of the White Stallions. Join Elizabeth Letts, author of the book The Perfect Horse, and special guest Caryl Carothers, wife of the film’s screenwriter AJ Carothers, as they take a deep dive into the history of this story and also into Walt’s fascination with this spellbinding adventure.

About the Speaker

Elizabeth Letts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of both historical fiction and non-fiction. The Eighty-Dollar Champion, published by Ballantine Books, was an Indie Next Pick, a Goodreads Reader’s Choice Finalist, winner of the Daniel P. Lenehan Award for Media Excellence from the United States Equestrian Foundation, and is currently in development as a feature film at MGM Studios. Her second work of non-fiction, The Perfect Horse, published by Ballantine Books, was a New York Times bestseller, the winner of the Pen USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction, and is available in a young reader edition. Her most recent book, Finding Dorothy, published by Ballantine Books, is a Publisher’s Weekly bestseller, a Target Book Club pick, a Library Reads selection, and Midwest Connections selection. Letts majored in history at Yale and in both her fiction and non-fiction she is known for her deep and detailed research. She lives in Southern California and Northern Michigan.

On-Sale Information

Tickets for WWII Series: Uncovering the Miracle of the White Stallions will be available as follows:

  • Walt’s Circle Donors, and Supporter, Friend, and Family-level members: Purchase tickets beginning Wednesday, December 16 at noon by emailing membership@wdfmuseum.org
  • All member levels: Purchase tickets online beginning Friday, December 18 at noon
  • Public (non-members): Remaining tickets available online beginning Monday, December 21 at noon

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