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Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II (P.S.)by Mitchell Zuckoff
Synopses & Reviews
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 Ducks 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.
"Frozen in Time is an 'excellent, affecting' book of 'considerable suspense'….[Zuckoff] is a skilled writer, reporter and researcher, but what gives his latest book its power is his poignant, persuasive depiction of men under arms.” Howard Schneider, Wall Street Journal
“In this true-life nail-biter — as nimbly paced as a novel — Zuckoff toggles between the events of 1942-43 and 2012, when he documented a quest to locate the Duck's wreckage.” Entertainment Weekly
“Frozen in Time makes WWII history seem fresh….[I]t's non-fiction that reads like a page-turner of a mystery. It's filled with heroism, tragedy and remarkable persistence, in the past and present.….Zuckoff is a good writer and rigorous researcher.” USA Today
“The gripping story of a WWII-era plane crash, the survivors who braved subzero conditions, and the modern-day quest for answers.” People
“Zuckoff's gripping narrative unfolds with immediacy and verve as men in fetid snow caves and sputtering aircraft pit their dogged camaraderie and desperate, white-knuckle improvisations against the fury of an Arctic winter.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Mitchell Zuckoff has a nose for the classic adventure story….As he details the bomber crews odyssey…weeks stretch into months, but the pages fly by as you eagerly read on. Will they ever get home safely? Zuckoff's mastery keeps readers wondering all the way to the end.” Boston Globe
“This is not a genre known for literary style, but Zuckoff's clear-eyed prose does just what it needs to do….He even manages to add a contemporary story…and stitch it into the historical narrative so deftly that one feeds the other.” Washington Post
“An...exciting account involving characters of enormous courage and stamina.” Kirkus Reviews
“Once again, Mitchell Zuckoff has uncovered a thrilling historical tale and told it masterfully. Seamlessly interweaving the past and the present, Frozen in Time is one of those epic adventure stories that will hold you in its grip from beginning to end.” David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z
“Frozen in Time is a beautifully-written war yarn, but at its heart, its a non-fiction mystery — the tale of a group of heroes united in a desire to solve a riddle buried in the Arctic ice.” Hampton Sides, author of Ghost Soldiers and Hellhound on His Trail
“This tale of true heroism, human ingenuity, and sacrifice by ordinary people in the face of a bitter enemy is for anyone interested not only in World War II aviation or modern scientific techniques for locating missing aircraft, but in popular histories of real adventure.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Zuckoff has produced a wonderful book that combines telling details, thoughtful background and vivid storytelling into a fascinating tale of courage, war and perseverance.” Seattle Times
“[A]n engaging testimony to perseverance, ingenuity and monumental self-sacrifice.…[Zuckoff is] astoundingly thorough in his research.” BookPage
“[F]ierce….Mitchell Zuckoff recounts a harrowing tale of survival in Greenland during World War II.” Daily News
“[H]arrowing….Zuckoff…[has] earned his literary reputation uncovering forgotten adventure stories.” New York Post
“If Lost in Shangri-La was a prize-winning page-turner, Frozen in Time is even more enthralling…a must-read.” Austin American-Statesman
“First-rate.…His dual narrative is a welcome change of pace from so many other World War II books. It is well-researched and superbly written.” Dallas Morning News
When a cargo plane goes missing over the Greenland ice cap in November 1942, a B-17 is dispatched on a perilous search-and-rescue mission that ends in disaster when the plane crashes into a fogged-out glacier. Almost three weeks later, the U.S. Coast Guard learns that contact has been made with the B-17 crew, who are taking refuge in the plane's broken tail. The Coast Guard begins rescue efforts, successfully extracting two of the B-17 survivors and promising to return for the rest. But as the brutal winter ravages the savage Arctic wilderness, the odds of saving the remaining men rapidly diminish. Out of options, they have no choice but to try and survive alone on the ice cap.
Into this narrative of endurance against all odds, bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff weaves a breathtaking account of his 2012 journey with a private crew to recover the wreckage of the crashes and the bodies of the victims entombed in the ice, finally piecing together this epic tale of adventure, resilience, and courage.
About the Author
Mitchell Zuckoff is the author of Lost in Shangri-La, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Winship/PEN New England Award. His previous books include Robert Altman: The Oral Biography and Ponzis Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend. He has written for national and regional publications and is a former special projects reporter for the Boston Globe, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for investigative reporting. He is a professor of journalism at Boston University and lives outside Boston.
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