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New books about America’s wars and military matters come hot off the presses in large numbers today.

The Fort Devens Museum is forming a book group devoted to exploring what’s being written about our military past. This group will meet periodically at the Fort Devens Museum to discuss a book on some aspect of military history.

The first book that has been chosen is Doug Stanton’s “Horse Soldiers,” which is described as, “The dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered 40 to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, which was strategically essential to defeat their opponent throughout the country.”

We encourage those interested to find the book in their library system (or perhaps it’s already on your shelf!) and read it by mid-September. Then please join us at the Fort Devens Museum on Friday, Sept. 25, at noon to share your thoughts and reactions to Horse Soldiers. Please call 978-772-1286 or email info@fortdevensmuseum.org for more information.

The Fort Devens Museum is located at 94 Jackson Road, third-floor, Devens.

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