By Brian Murphy

ISBN-10: 0306823292

ISBN-13: 9780306823299

Presently prior to Christmas in 1943, 5 military aviators left Alaska's Ladd box on a attempt flight. just one ever again: Leon Crane, a urban child from Philadelphia with little greater than a parachute on his again whilst he bailed from his B-24 Liberator prior to it crashed into the Arctic. by myself in subzero temperatures, Crane controlled to stick alive within the lifeless of the Yukon iciness for almost twelve weeks and, amazingly, walked out of the ordeal intact.
81 Days less than 0 recounts, for the 1st time, the whole tale of Crane's outstanding saga. In a drama of astonishing get to the bottom of with moments of out of the ordinary success, Crane discovered to outlive within the Yukon's unforgiving panorama. His is a story of the human ability to suffer severe stipulations and excessive loneliness—and emerge enhanced than earlier than.

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