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Reckless: The Racehorse Who Became a Marine Corps Hero

Tom Clavin.
Item #: D01927
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 320 / 2014
Publisher: Caliber.
ISBN: 9780451466501
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A chestnut Mongolian racehorse, four years old in 1952, Flame-of-the-Morning amazed the crowds in Seoul with her remarkable speed. But when the Korean War shut down the tracks, the racer was soon sold to an American Marine, who renamed her Reckless and trained her to carry loads of artillery shells even under a hail of bullets and bombs. As the coauthor of The Heart of Everything That Is relates here, Reckless proved fearless under fire, boldly marching alone up and down steep hills. A moving reminder of the unbreakable bond between people and animals, Tom Clavin's history details how the men came to appreciate Reckless not just as a horse but as a fellow Marine.

 

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