The untold story of Leon Crane, the only surviving crew member of a World War II B-24 crash on a remote mountain near the Arctic Circle, who managed to stay alive eighty-one days in sub-zero temperatures by making peace with nature, and end his ordeal by walking along a river to safety.
Part World War II story, part Alaskan adventure story, part survival story, and even part inspirational story, this is what we call a good read. This is the first full length retelling of Crane’ s incredible survivalist story. It has been noted in magazines and in story collections over the years: most notably, just after the war ended, Crane’ s story was included in a book aptly titled, The 100 Best True Stories of World War II , and in the 1970s, the story was a part of John McPhee’s bestselling collection of Alaskan survival tales, Coming into the Country. Download and start listening now!