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David Howarth
Birth date: July 28, 1912
Died: July 02, 1991
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Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it 8 years ago
The sheer physiology of this story is mind-blowing! That and the fact that never before had I thought about this nomadic people who live with Reindeer (Santa's village excluded)- the Lapps. (Though the author gets low marks for cultural competency since they come off as, essentially, subhuman.)I had...
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Loves books and cats rated it 8 years ago
Pretty good. Absolutely harrowing adventure Jan Baalsrud had to endure, and it is almost inconceivable how he managed to survive so much time alone in the Arctic weather when he was so sick. The story gets a little tedious toward the end, but still well worth reading. Kind of astounding to read h...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it 8 years ago
Are you depressed? Are you sick of people? Have you just read a book that has put you in the dumps? Then you must read : We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance. I am sure you will like it. It works like a tonic. People are not all creeps! People do help others. This book is non-fiction, i...
veeral rated it 8 years ago
One of the best escape stories of World War-II, period. I couldn't suspend my disbelief at the resilience shown by Jan Baalsrud in each and every adversity. If this book was a work of fiction, no reader would have accepted that a guy could go through such torments and survive. But as they say, truth...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
Copyright © The Literary Estate of David Howarth, 1998First published in Great Britain byJames Nelson and Sons Ltd 1951From the Foreword: During the war a group of small Norwegian boats manned by Norwegian refugees, normally with a background as fishermen, maintained a route between The Shetland Isl...
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