One of the most enthralling true adventure stories ever written, We Die Alone, set in Nazi-occupied Norway in 1943, is an epic tale of survival against staggering odds.
It begins with an ambushed commando raid that leaves all but one of the expatriate resistance fighters dead or captured. Though wounded, Jan Baalsrud, the sole survivor, takes off on a courageous, incredible trek into the wilds of the Lyngen Alps, while the Nazis relentlessly pursue him. In the course of his journey he suffers frostbite, snowblindness, and a terrible fall in an avalanche. At last, delirious and near death, he chances onto a cabin, where the first in a series of remarkably brave and clever men and women come to his aid. These “ordinary heroes” will eventually get the crippled Baalsrud to safety and freedom, and the amazing story of how they do it will fill listeners with wonder at the capability of the human spirit.
This edition includes a never-before-published afterword by the author’s son.
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We Die Alone
Best book I ever read, there is no way you would be disappointed with this one. An epic survival story. The amount of research involved is unheard of in today's writing. This book was written in the 1950's and researched for years with multiple sources to verify the incredible parts of this great story. I just read the book and have not listened to the audio book
We Die Alone
I read the book a few years ago. It is a true story. It is a compelling story. The heroes are the people who helped this man survive to tell the tale. You will not want to miss this one.
we die alone
Sorry, but I found this book really boring compared to others like Unbroken. The story starts out pretty interesting but just kind of drags on and get boring after awhile.