If you are looking for an interesting nonfiction read about World War II, give “Frozen in Time” by Mitchell Zuckoff a try. This is a very well written book that starts with the crash of an U.S. cargo ship into the Greenland ice cap and includes the subsequent rescue attempts. But the other portion of the book is a modern attempt to locate and recover the one of the rescue crafts, a U.S. Coast Guard Grummand Duck amphibious craft. Both stories will have you hoping for a successful rescue despite the harsh weather conditions.
2015 marks the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania, a luxury ocean liner. Erik Larson’s “Dead Wake” is set around that sinking and brings to life some of the key figures and events leading up to that disaster which facilitated the entry of the USA into World War I. Plus as a bonus, the book has a really great cover!
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