By Mitchell Zuckoff
Two harrowing crashes . . . A vanished rescue aircraft . . . A determined struggle for all times in a frozen, antagonistic land . . . the hunt to unravel a seventy-year-old mystery
The writer of the wreck New York Times
bestseller Lost in Shangri-La
provides a gripping actual tale of persistence, bravery, ingenuity, and honor set within the giant Arctic desert of global battle II and today.
On November five, 1942, a U.S. shipment airplane on a regimen flight slammed into the Greenland ice cap. 4 days later, a B-17 at the search-and-rescue venture grew to become misplaced in a stunning typhoon and likewise crashed. Miraculously, all 9 males at the B-17 survived. The U.S. army introduced a moment bold rescue operation, however the Grumman Duck amphibious airplane despatched to discover the lads flew right into a critical hurricane and vanished.
In this exciting event, Mitchell Zuckoff deals a spellbinding account of those harrowing failures and the destiny of the survivors and their would-be saviors. Frozen in Time
areas us on the heart of a bunch of valiant airmen combating to stick alive via 148 days of a brutal Arctic iciness by means of sheltering from subzero temperatures and cruel blizzards within the tail element of the damaged B-17 until eventually an day trip headed through famed Arctic explorer Bernt Balchen makes an attempt to carry them to safety.
But that's purely a part of the tale that unfolds in Frozen in Time
. In present-day Greenland, Zuckoff joins the U.S. Coast safeguard and North South Polar--a corporation led through the indefatigable dreamer Lou Sapienza, who labored for years to unravel the secret of the Duck's final flight--on a deadly day trip to recuperate the is still of the misplaced plane's crew.
Drawing on in depth learn and Zuckoff 's firsthand account of the dramatic 2012 day trip, Frozen in Time
is a panoramic mixture of puzzle, experience, heroism, and survival. it's also a poignant reminder of the sacrifices of our army body of workers and their families--and a tribute to the real, perilous, and often-overlooked paintings of the U.S. Coast protect.