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Description - 81 Days Below Zero by Brian Murphy

Shortly before Christmas in 1943, five Army aviators left Alaska's Ladd Field on a routine flight to test their hastily retrofitted B-24 Liberator in harsh winter conditions. The mission ended in a crash that claimed all but one- Leon Crane, a city kid from Philadelphia with no wilderness experience. With little more than a parachute for cover and an old Boy Scout knife in his pocket, Crane found himself alone in subzero temperatures. 81 Days Below Zero recounts, for the first time, the full story of Crane's remarkable twelve-week saga.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306824524
ISBN-10: 0306824523
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy is a journalist at the Washington Post. He joined the paper after more than twenty years as an award-winning foreign correspondent and bureau chief for The Associated Press in Europe and the Middle East. He has two previous books and currently lives in Washington, DC, with his wife Toula Vlahou.

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