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    DescriptionA World War II chronicles of Jan Baalsrud's escape from Nazi-occupied arctic Norway. We Die Alone is an astonishing true story of heroism and endurance. Like Slavomir Rawicz's The Long Walk, it is also an unforgettable portrait of the determination of the human spirit.


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    Title
    We Die Alone
    Subtitle
    A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Howarth, By (author) Stephen E. Ambrose
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781599210636
    ISBN 10: 1599210630
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    DC22: B
    LC classification: D
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET190
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCANDN
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 940.547243
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 940.54/7243
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHWL
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPBL
    Publisher
    ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
    Imprint name
    The Lyons Press
    Publication date
    01 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Guilford
    Author Information
    David Howarth ran a spy ring during World War II. He was also the author of two dozen major books of history.
    Review quote
    "Jan Baalstrud encountered some of the most harrowing adventures yet recorded about the survivors of the Second World War ... A mere outline of Jan's adventures cannot possibly suggest the emotional impact that Mr. Howarth creates by his sharp selection of revealing details and his terse skill in telling a plain, unvarnished tale. We Die Alone fills one with humber admiration for the stubborn courage of a man who refused to die under circumstances that would have killed ninety-nine men out of a hundred and with almost equal admiration for the many men and women who never hesitated to help him as best they could, knowing full well that death was the mildest punishment they could expect for their heroic 'crime.'" --The New York Times "One of the great escape stories of our time." --Chicago Sun-Times "Almost unbelievable. We Die Alone is a spine chiller. It may well become a legend." --Boston Post
    Back cover copy
    A book that I absolutely could not put down . . . and one that I will never forget. Stephen E. Ambrose One of the great escape stories of our time. Chicago Sun-Times We Die Alone is a spine chiller. It may well become a legend. Boston Post Here is one of the most exciting escape narratives to emerge from the challenges and miseries of World War II. In March 1943, a team of expatriate Norwegian commandos sailed from northern England for Nazi-occupied arctic Norway to organize and supply the Norwegian resistance. But they were betrayed, and the Nazis ambushed them. Only one man survived Jan Baalsrud. This is the incredible and gripping story of his escape. Frostbitten, blinded by the snow, and pursued by the Nazis, Jan dragged himself forward until he reached a small arctic village. He was near death, delirious, and a virtual cripple. But the villagers, at mortal risk to themselves, were determined to save him, and through impossible feats they did. We Die Alone is an astonishing true story of heroism and resilience. Like Slavomir Rawicz s classic The Long Walk, and the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the crew of the Endurance, it is also an unforgettable portrait of the determination of the human spirit."