81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness

Author:   Richard Ferrone ,  Toula Vlahou
Publisher:   Recorded Books
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9781490674131


Publication Date:   11 June 2015
Format:   Audio  Audio Format
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81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness


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The untold story of Leon Crane, the only surviving crew member of a World War II B-24 crash on a remote mountain near the Arctic Circle, who managed to stay alive 81 days in sub-zero temperature by making peace with nature, and end his ordeal by walking along a river to safety. Part World War II story, part Alaskan adventure story, part survival story, and even part inspirational story, this is what we call a good read. This is the first full length retelling of Crane' s incredible survivalist story. It has been noted in magazines and in story collections over the years: most notably, just after the war ended, Crane' s story was included in a book aptly titled, The 100 Best True Stories of World War II, and in the 1970s, the story was a part of John McPhee' s hot-selling collection of Alaskan survival tales, Coming into the Country. The author suggests that we think Jon Krakauer' s Into the Wild meets Alfred Lansing' s Endurance . I would suggest that we also think Dick Proenneke' s Alone in the Wilderness meets Slavomir Rawicz' s The Long Walk . These meetings can go on and on; but there are some very impressive WWII survival stories that have become bestselling books-- even with previously untold and unknown stories, like Crane' s.

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Author:   Richard Ferrone ,  Toula Vlahou
Publisher:   Recorded Books
Imprint:   Recorded Books
Dimensions:   Width: 15.00cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 13.70cm
Weight:   0.181kg
ISBN:  

9781490674131


ISBN 10:   1490674136
Publication Date:   11 June 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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