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The Resource 81 days below zero : the incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska's frozen wilderness, Brian Murphy with Toula Vlahou

81 days below zero : the incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska's frozen wilderness, Brian Murphy with Toula Vlahou

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81 days below zero : the incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska's frozen wilderness
Title
81 days below zero
Title remainder
the incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska's frozen wilderness
Statement of responsibility
Brian Murphy with Toula Vlahou
Title variation
  • Incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska's frozen wilderness
  • Eighty one days below zero
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. "--
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1959-
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Murphy, Brian
Dewey number
940.54/4973092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crane, Leon
  • Air pilots, Military
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Airplane crash survival
  • Wilderness survival
  • B-24 (Bomber)
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
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81 days below zero : the incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska's frozen wilderness, Brian Murphy with Toula Vlahou
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BK0015531300
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306823282
Lccn
2015003484
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
81 days below zero : the incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska's frozen wilderness, Brian Murphy with Toula Vlahou
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
BK0015531300
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306823282
Lccn
2015003484
Other physical details
illustrations

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