Doug Stanton is a journalist, lecturer, screenwriter and best-selling author. His book, "Horse Soldiers:The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan" was featured on the front page of the Sunday New York Times Book Review and is the basis for a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced movie called "12 Strong," starring Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon, to be released by Warner Bros. In 2018, "In Harm’s Way" - the definitive account of the sinking, rescue, and valor of the USS Indianapolis ship, and crew - spent more than six months on the New York Times best-seller list and became required reading on the US Navy's recommended list for officers. The unabridged audiobook edition of "In Harm’s Way" is the winner of the 2017 Audie Award in the History category. His latest book is "The Odyssey of Echo Company: The 1968 Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle to Survive the Vietnam War."
Stanton’s "Horse Soldiers" was also a best-seller on lists in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher’s Weekly, and IndieBound. "Horse Soldiers" was named a “Notable Book” by the New York Times, and it was chosen as a “Best Book” by Publishers Weekly, The Christian Science Monitor, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.