Approvals and funding have come through for “Duck Hunt 2013,” the expedition to recover the remains of Lieutenant John Pritchard, Radioman Benjamin Bottoms and Corporal Loren Howarth, the three heroes lost when their Grumman Duck rescue plane disappeared November 29, 1942. The joint public-private expedition leaves for Greenland on Sunday, and author Mitchell Zuckoff will again take part! Follow along on boston.com as Zuckoff provides regular updates, direct from the Koge Bay glacier, on the FROZEN IN TIME: RECOVERY MISSION. Click here to read the blog.
Amazon.com has picked Frozen in Time No. 3 among its “Best Books of the Year So Far” and also named it the No. 1 Best Book of the Year So Far in History! Amazon’s Best of the Year List is fiction-heavy (only three of the Top 10 books are nonfiction) and the only two books ahead of Frozen are both novels. To read the full list, click here. To read Amazon’s list of the best history books, with a congratulatory note to Mitchell Zuckoff, click here.
Using historic film, still images from the book, and an interview with Mitchell Zuckoff, the BBC has created a stirring video story about the events described in “Frozen in Time.” Credit goes to the BBC’s Ashley Semler and Bill McKenna. To view the BBC video story, click here.
Washington Post reviewer Joseph Kanon writes: “Zuckoff makes us feel lucky to have had such men. They are lucky to have him to tell their remarkable story.” Kanon generously adds a Father’s Day shout-out to book buyers, writing that “Frozen in Time” is the kind of book “that people give (rightly, in this case) on Father’s Day.” To read the entire Washington Post review, click here.
Salon senior editor Laura Miller Salon names “Frozen in Time” among the “Summer’s Best Reads”! It’s an exciting list, with five novels, a memoir and “Frozen.” Here’s the standard Miller sets: “Somewhere between [Dan] Brown’s ‘Inferno’ and ‘War and Peace’ lies the sweet spot where literary quality mingles freely with crackerjack storytelling. To see the list, click here.