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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, April 2013: Talk about bad luck: In 1942, a United States cargo plane crash-landed while flying over Greenland, stranding the crew on sea of ice. A rescue flight was quickly dispatched--it crashed in a November storm, stranding its own nine crewmembers. The third time was not the charm: a second rescue mission disappeared in another blizzard, leaving neither clues nor apparent survivors. Subsequent attempts--some with fatal results--failed under the harsh conditions, forcing the men to weather the Arctic winter in makeshift shelters, including the tail section of a broken bomber. This tale of survival in the deadliest conditions would be enthralling on its own (and it is), but Zuckoff's meticulous research led him to a modern-day group dedicated to solving the mystery of the third flight. As a chronicler of their mission, Zuckoff is swept into their adventure, and his project becomes much more than an interesting World War II subplot. Part Alive, part Shackleton, Frozen in Time is a thrilling story of courage, perseverance, and loyalty that spans decades. --Jon Foro
It sounds so implausible that you think it must be fiction: in 1942, a U.S. military cargo plane crashed in Greenland; soon after, a B-17 bomber, assigned to the rescue mission, also crashed; and, not much longer after that, a Coast Guard rescue plane carrying one of the B-17 survivors disappeared in a storm. Facts, not fiction. Nearly seven decades later, Lou Sapienza, a commercial photographer who documented an earlier effort to find lost WWII planes, put together an expedition to Greenland aimed at finding out what happened to that Coast Guard plane. Author Zuckoff tagged along, chronicling the adventures of the colorful Sapienza while also telling us, through flashbacks, the story of the survivors of the B-17 crash and their months-long ordeal to stay alive while awaiting rescue. Zuckoff, who also wrote 2011’s Lost in Shangri-La (about a different but equally compelling WWII crash-and-rescue story), juggles the modern-day and historical stories adroitly, making us feel as though we are right there with the crash survivors, fighting against the bitter cold. --David PittSee all Editorial Reviews
One of the best stories I have ever read, so heartrenching an d an amazing ending!!! And all of truePublished 2 days ago by Bob Meredith
This book is actually two stories told side by side. It is a compelling account of human endurance and perseverance, during 1942, and again in 2012. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Paige Ellen
Another book that is hard to put down and frustrating because you just keep hoping people will be saved. Read morePublished 15 days ago by DANA VANSCOY
Didn't realize I had not rated this book. It was very good - very well written - very suspensfull.Published 16 days ago by S. Ford
This is another great book by Mitchell Zuckoff ... I enjoyed it very much. Was very touched by the strong desire of those trying to rescue the downed men and the determination of... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Margaret A. Ettling
The rescue of downed airman in Greenland during WW II was just a side note in the overall war effort. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ron e