81 Days Below Zero

81 Days Below Zero

The Incredible Survival Story of A World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness

Book - 2015
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"Shortly before Christmas in 1943, five Army aviators left Alaska's Ladd Field on a test flight. Only one ever returned: Leon Crane, a city kid from Philadelphia with little more than a parachute on his back when he bailed from his B-24 Liberator before it crashed into the Arctic. Alone in subzero temperatures, Crane managed to stay alive in the dead of the Yukon winter for nearly twelve weeks and, amazingly, walked out of the ordeal intact. 81 Days Below Zero recounts, for the first time, the full story of Crane's remarkable saga. In a drama of staggering resolve with moments of phenomenal luck, Crane learned to survive in the Yukon's unforgiving landscape. His is a tale of the human capacity to endure extreme conditions and intense loneliness-and emerge stronger than before. "--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston :, Da Capo Press,, 2015
Edition: First De Capo Press edition
ISBN: 9780306823282
Branch Call Number: ANF 940.544973 MUR
Characteristics: x, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Vlahou, Toula - Author

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SEBoiko
Sep 26, 2015

Nothing short of right is right.

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SEBoiko
Sep 26, 2015

War is always a negative-sum out come.

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SEBoiko
Sep 26, 2015

... how to balance the scope of a search against the risks for the searchers.

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SEBoiko
Sep 26, 2015

Aviation opened up interior Alaska to the modern world...

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hazzie80
Jul 23, 2015

A quick read, and a good read. Crane's survival story is nothing short of incredible and miraculous. Besides his story, day by day by day, we learn about early aviation in Alaska, the importance of Alaska during WW2 and our lend-lease with Russia (totally new info for me), various gold rushes. And all the physiology of our bodies when stranded in extreme weather.

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drkkumar
Jul 21, 2015

amazing book. adventure and much much more

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whsun
Aug 29, 2015

whsun thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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