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The Resource The 15:17 to Paris : the true story of a terrorist, a train, and three American heroes, Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Jeffrey E. Stern

The 15:17 to Paris : the true story of a terrorist, a train, and three American heroes, Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Jeffrey E. Stern

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The 15:17 to Paris : the true story of a terrorist, a train, and three American heroes
Title
The 15:17 to Paris
Title remainder
the true story of a terrorist, a train, and three American heroes
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Jeffrey E. Stern
Title variation
True story of a terrorist, a train, and three American heroes
Title variation remainder
the 15:17 to Paris
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On August 21, 2015, Ayoub al-Khazzani boarded the 15:17 train in Brussels, bound for Paris. Khazzani's mission was clear: he had an AK-47, a pistol, a box cutter, and enough ammunition to obliterate every passenger on the crowded train. Slipping into the bathroom in secret, he armed his weapons and prepared to launch his attack. But when he emerged, he encountered something he hadn't anticipated: three Americans who refused to give in to fear. Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone were childhood friends, taking a vacation together. They had some relevant training: Stone is a martial arts enthusiast and Airman First Class in the US Air Force; Skarlatos is an active duty member of the Oregon National Guard; and not one of the three was afraid of a fight. But their decision--to charge the gunman, then overpower him even as he turned first his gun, then his knife, on Stone--would never have happened if they hadn't had a lifetime of trust, support, and loyalty between them. This book is the gripping, true story of a terrorist attack that would have killed more than 500 people if not for their actions, but it is also the story of three American boys and their friendship. Using each hero's point of view in sequence, The 15:17 to Paris skillfully builds the drama of the attack, while weaving in the stories of the protagonists' lives, the friendship and loyalty that would come to define them, and the events that led them, inexorably, to that fateful day. The 15:17 to Paris is an amazing true story of unparalleled, unexpected courage, and people coming together against fear rather than splitting apart. It is a story of near tragedy averted by three young men who found the heroic unity and strength inside themselves that we all aspire to"--
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collective biography
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Sadler, Anthony
Dewey number
  • 920
  • 363.325/9385220923130493
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Skarlatos, Alek
  • Stone, Spencer
  • Stern, Jeffrey E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Skarlatos, Alek
  • Stone, Spencer
  • Sadler, Anthony
  • Terrorism
  • Railroad trains
  • Heroes
  • Soldiers
  • Heroes
  • Railroad trains
  • Soldiers
  • Terrorism
  • Belgium
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Railroad trains
  • Terrorism
Target audience
adult
Label
The 15:17 to Paris : the true story of a terrorist, a train, and three American heroes, Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Jeffrey E. Stern
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Now a major motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood" -- cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spencer Stone -- Alek Skarlatos -- Anthony Sadler
Control code
on1019712014
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First trade paperback edition.
Extent
vii, 245 pages
Isbn
9781610398190
Lccn
2016015296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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Label
The 15:17 to Paris : the true story of a terrorist, a train, and three American heroes, Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Jeffrey E. Stern
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Now a major motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood" -- cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spencer Stone -- Alek Skarlatos -- Anthony Sadler
Control code
on1019712014
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First trade paperback edition.
Extent
vii, 245 pages
Isbn
9781610398190
Lccn
2016015296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map

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