"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 survivedJan 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, andthrough impossible featsthey 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.Howarth, David is the author of 'We Die Alone A Wwii Epic of Escape and Endurance', published 2007 under ISBN 9781599210636 and ISBN 1599210630.