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, as she takes 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.
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