AUBURN — The Auburn Public Library welcomes author Patricia Gott at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, to share from her newest book, “General Patton Rescues the Horses.”

Gott narrates this true story about how Gen. George S. Patton and Col. Charles H. Reed saved hundreds of noble horses from being slaughtered and eaten by the Russian Red Army near the end of World War II.

Patton and Reed, both avid lifelong horse lovers, captured and rescued the best-of-the-best breeding stock the Third Reich had gathered at Hostau Stud Farm in Czechoslovakia, including hundreds of Lipizzans and Arabians.

Gott is a retired businesswoman and author of 18 books. Her adventures have taken her to five continents, 12 countries and 47 states. She has been on several horse pack trips in the American West, weeklong horseback riding adventures in Australia and Hungary, a horseback excursion in Egypt, and a 10-day horse safari in South Africa. For several summers she was a ranch wrangler and trail guide outside Cody, Wyo.

Gott resides in Maine and owns an Arabian horse she raised, trained and trail rides frequently. She began riding at the age of 8 and has owned, raised and trained horses ever since.


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