Thursday, December 17, 2009

Book Review: Hearts of Courage

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No greater saga of the Northland was ever recounted than the experiences of the survivors of the Gillam plane crash. The Alaska Fishing News, Ketchikan, Alaska, February 8, 1943 In Hearts of Courage John Tippets has done a wonderful job giving voice to his father in telling his story. Arnold Griese, author of Bush Pilot: Early Alaska Aviator Harold Gillam, Sr., Lucky or Legend? John's thorough research and attention to detail transports us back in time to become part of these miraculous events in the lives of Joseph and Alta Tippets. Jeffrey Johns, Curator, American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum None can match the Gillam crash survivors for sheer heroism in the face of impossible odds. Their courage was inspiring! Ric Gillespie, Executive Director, The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR)

Hearts of Courage is the story of the Gillam airplane crash in Alaska that happened in 1943. The airplane crashed in the middle of the snowy Alaskan mountains. The details of the hardship and hunger the passengers had to go through and their will to survive are absolutely inspiring. Six of the passengers on the plane survived this horrible ordeal.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys adventures in the wilderness. This is an easy read that is very touching and well written.

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