Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time

An Epic Story of Survival and A Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II

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Baker & Taylor
Drawing on research and a firsthand account of the 2012 expedition, this true story of survival, which moves between World War II and today, follows the survivors of a cargo plane crash in 1942 and their days spent fighting for their lives during an Arctic winter.

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Frozen in Time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La.

On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on board survived, and the US military launched a daring rescue operation. But after picking up one man, the Grumman Duck amphibious plane flew into a severe storm and vanished.

Frozen in Time tells the story of these crashes and the fate of the survivors, bringing vividly to life their battle to endure 148 days of the brutal Arctic winter, until an expedition headed by famed Arctic explorer Bernt Balchen brought them to safety. Mitchell Zuckoff takes the reader deep into the most hostile environment on earth, through hurricane-force winds, vicious blizzards, and subzero temperatures.

Moving forward to today, he recounts the efforts of the Coast Guard and North South Polar Inc. – led by indefatigable dreamer Lou Sapienza – who worked for years to solve the mystery of the Duck’s last flight and recover the remains of its crew.

A breathtaking blend of mystery and adventure Mitchell Zuckoff's Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II is also a poignant reminder of the sacrifices of our military personnel and a tribute to the everyday heroism of the US Coast Guard.



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& Taylor

Drawing on intensive research and a firsthand account of the dangerous 2012 expedition, this thrilling true story of survival, which moves between World War II and today, follows the survivors of a U.S. cargo plane crash in 1942 and their 148 days spent fighting for their lives during a brutal Arctic winter. (military history). Simultaneous.

Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, c2013
Edition: 1st HarperLuxe ed
ISBN: 9780062253750
Branch Call Number: LP 940.548 ZUC
Characteristics: xiii, 543 p. :,ill., maps, ports. ;,23 cm.

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dkhrosskc
Jul 03, 2017

One of the best books I have ever read. So impressed by this author.

bibliotechnocrat Oct 25, 2014

In the winter of 1942 a U.S. cargo plane went down triggering a search that caused two more planes to disappear into the frozen waste. This captivating narrative relates the extraordinary lengths the military went to in its efforts to rescue the survivors. The book has an interesting structure: text (in past tense) covers the plight of the survivors attempting to stay warm and stay alive in crazy arctic weather; this is alternated with the (present tense) story of how the author teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard and a dedicated search crew to try find the bodies of those who did not come back. It's a tense read, even if the very end takes on the hue of a reality show.

carolsbrown Feb 21, 2014

Amazon suggestion of WWII heroes
got from Bill's order of Boys in the Boat

MrEuanMorton Oct 10, 2013

Beautifully written and very moving. It's an important story and one I'm glad the author discovered.

AlanReynolds Aug 17, 2013

I agree with Robbol: The incredible bad luck these survivors faced in the Arctic seems unbelievable - truth is stranger and more ironic than fiction in this case. A testimony to human spirit. Great read!

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Robbol
Jul 23, 2013

Hollywood couldn't dream up an 'adventure' story as good as this. Very sobering that, even with the equipment of today, Nature can still have the upper hand.

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