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And Miles To Go: The Biography Of A Great Arabian Horse, Witez II

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Witez II, purportedly the most magnificent Arabian horse ever, was born in Poland in 1938 and survived the Nazi, Russian and American invasions. This is his story--a gallant one--told with irrepressible sentiment.
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Rena Sherwood
Witez (pronounced VEE tez) was one of the most influential Arabian sires in North America. He was foaled in Poland and somehow survived World War II as prisoner of the Nazis. This is a fictional version of Witez' life before he was captured by the Nazis. The rest of his life is given in a short epilogue. He is still fondly remembered in Poland, as immortalized in a stamp.

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Now, let me point out two things:

1) World War II
2) Poland

Right away you should know that this ain't gonna have a
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David
Oct 14, 2010 David rated it it was amazing
If you can find this book it's well worth the read. One hot, humid, summer day, while waiting on the ferry for Cumberland Island, I stepped into a flea market. The air condition was a great relief. I spent the next thirty minutes looking through one man's junk, another man's treasure. Well, it was actually a woman's treasure.
I gave the lady $3.00 for "And Miles To Go". Linell Smith packs much information into 230 pages.
Poland before WWII was known for it's Arabian horses. Witez II was a decendan
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Caroline
Apr 15, 2015 Caroline rated it it was amazing
I read this as a child and about five years ago I suddenly remembered it and was possessed by the desire to read it again... but I couldn't remember what it was called or even that it was a book about a real horse... all I remembered was Nazis and Poland and a girl freezing to death while trying to save a horse... I posted this much on a book finding board on ABEBOOKS and eventually someone mentioned this one and I knew right away this was it. I am putting it here in my Read books so I won't ...more
Randy Daugherty
Dec 04, 2010 Randy Daugherty rated it it was amazing
This was a book read in my youth , my first introduction to the Arabian breed.The story of witez 2 who made the journey from poland as the russians invaded to General Pattons troops to the U.S. Here he resided til his death in 1965 and was a major influence on the breed.This is a wonderful story on many levels and if you enjoy horse stories or the odd historical event that few know then by all means add this to your list.
Chris
Apr 24, 2011 Chris rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I received it many years ago when I was only in first grade. I was 'horse crazy' and read it as best I could, pouring over every picture. I read it many times as I grew older and eventually lost the book. A great look into a particular piece history, made even better if you love horses.
Eilonwy
Nov 10, 2013 Eilonwy rated it it was amazing
This book haunted me for decades with its tale of the Kowalski family and their struggles during the Nazi occupation of Poland.

It was just as gripping and memorable when I finally found it again 30+ years later and reread it. It's a shame that it's out of print.
Brenda
Nov 02, 2014 Brenda rated it it was amazing
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This is perhaps my all-time favorite book. I received it as a gift as a child, and I have read it numerous times.
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Excellently written, and WHAT A LIFE this little Arab stallion lead!
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