The 15:17 to Paris: the true story of a terrorist, a train, and three American heroes

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
An ISIS terrorist planned to kill more than 500 people. He would have succeeded except for three American friends who refused to give in to fear. On August 21, 2015, Ayoub El-Khazzani boarded train in Brussels, bound for Paris. There could be no doubt about his mission: he had an AK-47, a pistol, a box cutter, and enough ammunition to obliterate every passenger on board. Slipping into the bathroom in secret, he armed his weapons. Another major ISIS attack was about to begin. Khazzani wasn't expecting Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone. Stone was a martial arts enthusiast and airman first class in the US Air Force, Skarlatos was a member of the Oregon National Guard, and all three were fearless. But their decision-to charge the gunman, then overpower him even as he turned first his gun, then his knife, on Stone-depended on a lifetime of loyalty, support, and faith. Their friendship was forged as they came of age together in California: going to church, playing paintball, teaching each other to swear, and sticking together when they got in trouble at school. Years later, that friendship would give all of them the courage to stand in the path of one of the world's deadliest terrorist organizations. The 15:17 to Paris is an amazing true story of friendship and bravery, of near tragedy averted by three young men who found the heroic unity and strength inside themselves at the moment when they, and 500 other innocent travelers, needed it most.
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDb285fd3b-2838-00b9-7e06-8b82af9c408b
Grouping Title15 17 to paris the true story of a terrorist a train and three american heroes
Grouping Authoranthony sadler
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-26 04:51:09AM
Last Indexed2020-09-26 05:04:45AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Skarlatos, Alek,
Stern, Jeffrey E. (Reporter),
Stone, Spencer,
authorAnthony Sadler
author2-roleSkarlatos, Alek,author.
Stern, Jeffrey E.(Reporter),author.
Stone, Spencer,author.
author_displaySadler, Anthony
available_at_addisonAddison Public Library
collection_addisonAdults
detailed_location_addison2nd Floor- Adult Books
Online OverDrive Collection
display_description"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"--
format_addisonBook
eBook
format_category_addisonBooks
eBook
idb285fd3b-2838-00b9-7e06-8b82af9c408b
isbn9781541773806
9781610398190
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:48508cf5-c1e3-450d-8fbd-28b03a866df1-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
ils:.b20518729.i140400862nd Floor- Adult Books363.325 SAD1falsefalseCheck Shelfanf
itype_addisonNonfiction
last_indexed2020-09-26T10:04:45.101Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_addison363.325 SAD
owning_library_addisonAddison Public Library
owning_location_addisonAddison Public Library
primary_isbn9781610398190
publishDate2016
2018
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:48508cf5-c1e3-450d-8fbd-28b03a866df1eBookeBookEnglishPublicAffairs2016
ils:.b20518729BookBooksFirst trade paperback edition.EnglishPublicAffairs, 2018.vii, 245 pages : map ; 21 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_addison
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:48508cf5-c1e3-450d-8fbd-28b03a866df1-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b20518729.i14040086On ShelfCheck Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 20, 21
subject_facetBiographies
Heroes -- United States -- Biography
Railroad trains -- Belgium -- History -- 21st century
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography
Terrorism -- European Union countries -- Prevention -- History -- 21st century
title_displayThe 15:17 to Paris : the true story of a terrorist, a train, and three American heroes
title_fullThe 15-17 to Paris The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes
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
title_shortThe 15:17 to Paris
title_subthe true story of a terrorist, a train, and three American heroes
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Heroes
History
Military
Nonfiction
Politics
Prevention
Railroad trains
Soldiers
Terrorism