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The Journey of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall, narrated by Joseph Marshall
Most of the world remembers Crazy Horse as a peerless warrior who brought the U.S. Army to its knees at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But to his fellow Lakota Indians, he was a dutiful son and humble fighting man who-with valor, spirit, respect, and unparalleled leadership-fought for his people’s land, livelihood, and honor. In this fascinating biography, Joseph M. Marshall, himself a Lakota Indian, creates a vibrant portrait of the man, his times, and his legacy.
Thanks to firsthand research and his culture’s rich oral tradition (rarely shared outside the Native American community), Marshall reveals many aspects of Crazy Horse’s life, including details of the powerful vision that convinced him of his duty to help preserve the Lakota homeland-a vision that changed the course of Crazy Horse’s life and spurred him confidently into battle time and time again.
The Journey of Crazy Horse is the true story of how one man’s fight for his people’s survival roused his true genius as a strategist, commander, and trusted leader. And it is an unforgettable portrayal of a revered human being and a profound celebration of a culture, a community, and an enduring way of life
A Wicked Snow by Gregg Olsen, narrated by Karen Peakes
Hannah Griffin was a girl when tragedy struck. She still remembers the flames reflected against the newly fallen snow and the bodies the police dug up-one of them her mother’s. The killer was never found…
Twenty years later Hannah is a talented CSI investigating a case of child abuse when the past comes hurtling back. A killer with unfinished business is on the hunt. And an anonymous message turns Hannah’s blood cold:
Your Mom called…
81 Days Below Zero by Toula Vlahou, Brian Murphy narrated by Richard Ferrone
The untold story of Leon Crane, the only surviving crew member of a World War II B-24 crash on a remote mountain near the Arctic Circle, who managed to stay alive 81 days in sub-zero temperature by making peace with nature, and end his ordeal by walking along a river to safety.
Part World War II story, part Alaskan adventure story, part survival story, and even part inspirational story, this is what we call ‘a good read.’ This is the first full length retelling of Crane’ s incredible survivalist story. It has been noted in magazines and in story collections over the years: most notably, just after the war ended, Crane’s story was included in a book aptly titled, The 100 Best True Stories of World War II, and in the 1970s, the story was a part of John McPhee‘s hot-selling collection of Alaskan survival tales, Coming into the Country.
The author suggests that we think Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild ‘meets’ Alfred Lansing’s Endurance. I would suggest that we also think Dick Proenneke’s Alone in the Wilderness ‘meets’ Slavomir Rawicz’s The Long Walk. These meetings can go on and on; but there are some very impressive WWII survival stories that have become bestselling books– even with previously ‘untold’ and ‘unknown’ stories, like Crane’s
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