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Elizabeth Letts


Elizabeth Letts

Elizabeth Letts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE EIGHTY-DOLLAR CHAMPION, winner of the 2012 Daniel P Lenehan Award for Media Excellence from the United States Equestrian Foundation. She is also the author of two novels, QUALITY OF CARE and FAMILY PLANNING, and an award-winning children’s book, THE BUTTER MAN. She majored in history at Yale, where she studied creative writing with Pulitzer Prize-winner John Hersey. Her writing has been recognized for numerous awards, including a John H. Daniels fellowship, The Charlotte Zolotow Award (honor book) and the Middle East Book Award. A lifelong equestrian, she is a graduate H-A from Rolling Hills Pony Club (California). As a teen she represented Area VI (California and Hawaii) in the North American Junior Three-Day Eventing Championships. She lives in Southern California.

Elizabeth Letts

Books by Elizabeth Letts

by Elizabeth Letts - History, Nonfiction

In the chaotic last days of World War II, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find --- his briefcase is empty but for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. Hitler has stockpiled the world’s finest purebreds in order to breed the perfect military machine --- an equine master race. But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food. With only hours to spare, one of the Army’s last great cavalrymen, American colonel Hank Reed, makes a bold decision --- with General George Patton’s blessing --- to mount a covert rescue operation.

by Elizabeth Letts - Biography, Nonfiction

Elizabeth Letts tells the remarkable story of Snowman and Harry de Leyer, the inseperable horse and rider who became unlikely champions in the 1958 National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City.