The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes

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PublicAffairs, 23 août 2016 - 256 pages
Now a major motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood.

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 #9364 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.
 

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Table des matières

Ayoub
12
Airman Spencer Stone
15
Chapter 1
18
Chapter 2
25
Chapter 3
27
Chapter 4
31
Chapter 5
33
Chapter 6
37
Chapter 25
121
Chapter 26
127
Chapter 27
130
Chapter 28
134
Chapter 29
140
Chapter 30
146
Chapter 31
154
Ayoub
163

Chapter 7
41
Chapter 8
50
Chapter 9
52
Chapter 10
56
Chapter 11
60
Chapter 12
63
Chapter 13
70
Chapter 14
73
Chapter 15
77
Chapter 16
79
Chapter 17
85
Chapter 18
87
Chapter 19
91
Ayoub
95
Specialist Alek Skarlatos
101
Chapter 20
103
Chapter 21
110
Chapter 22
113
Chapter 23
116
Chapter 24
119
Anthony Sadler Knight of the Legion of Honor
169
Chapter 32
171
Chapter 33
173
Chapter 34
176
Chapter 35
178
Chapter 36
181
Chapter 37
186
Chapter 38
191
Chapter 39
193
Chapter 40
195
Chapter 41
198
Chapter 42
205
Chapter 43
208
Chapter 44
213
Chapter 45
220
Chapter 46
226
Acknowledgments
231
Notes
232
About the Authors
245
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Anthony Sadler is a senior at Sacramento State University, majoring in Kinesiology and Athletic Training. He lives in Sacramento.

Alek Skarlatos is a Specialist in the Oregon National Guard. A former student of Umpqua Community College, he was recently a finalist on season 21 of Dancing with the Stars. He lives in Roseburg, Oregon.

Spencer Stone is a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He lives in Sacramento.

Jeffrey E. Stern is the author of The Last Thousand: One School’s Promise in a Nation at War. He has been named both a Pulitzer Center Fellow for Crisis Reporting, and a Graduate Fellow at the Stanford Center for International Conflict and Negotiation. Stern's reporting has appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Newsweek, Slate, Time, and The New Republic. He has also been featured on PBS News Hour, NPR Morning Edition, and Morning Joe among others.

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