For fans of Unbroken, the remarkable, untold story of World War II American Air Force turret-gunner Staff Sergeant Arthur Meyerowitz, who was shot down over Nazi-occupied France and evaded Gestapo pursuers for more than six months before escaping to freedom.
Bronx-born top turret-gunner Arthur Meyerowitz was on his second mission when he was shot down in 1943. He was one of only two men on the B-24 Liberator known as Harmful Lil Armful who escaped death or immediate capture on the ground. After fleeing the wreck, Arthur knocked on the door of an isolated farmhouse, whose owners hastily took him in. Fortunately, his hosts not only despised the Nazis but had a tight connection to the French resistance group Morhange and its founder, Marcel Taillandier. Arthur and Taillandier formed an improbable bond as the resistance leader arranged for Arthur's transfers among safe houses in southern France, shielding him from the Gestapo.
Based on recently declassified material, exclusive personal interviews, and extensive research into the French Resistance, The Lost Airman tells the tense and riveting story of Arthur's trying months in Toulouse - masquerading as a deaf mute and working with a downed British pilot to evade the Nazis - and of his hair-raising journey to freedom involving a perilous trek over the Pyrenees and a voyage aboard a fishing boat with U-boats lurking below and Luftwaffe fighters looming above. This is a never-before-told true story of endurance, perseverance, and escape during World War II.
©2016 Seth Meyerowitz (P)2016 Recorded Books
This book was very well written and the narration was absolutely perfect. Jonathan Ross's voice really kept me fully engaged in the story. He even had a perfect French accent when speaking in the voice of those characters. The authors left no loose ends throughout book. What a great read!
Top 10 in non-fiction.
Shot Down by Steve Synder and Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. These books are similar, as they take place during WW2, but The Lost Airman is distinctive in its behind-the-scenes view of the French Resistance and their heart-breaking and admirable courage and sacrifice.
No, but an excellent narration.
No. It's not a book you want to rush--but I always looked forward to getting back to it.
A moving account of Arthur Meyerowitz and all those who helped him get back home. I finished it on July 3rd, and was humbled and grateful for the brave sacrifice of so many great souls to preserve freedom and human dignity. The Lost Airman should be required reading in high schools.
Well-written account of a riveting story! Courage, perseverance, loyalty, and patriotism shine though surrounded by the heart breaking actions of the Nazi's of WW II.
My gratitude to the author and others for uncovering this story.
This book is a treat to read or listen to at this in history. It shows how strong people can be, even the respect people can have for each other in trying times. It seems in contrast to the way people act today. Today not as much watching and helping the other man. The people had it tough during this time real tough and the book gets it across. Today our kids thinks it tough because we said hey a job. Different times. If you like Unbroken you will like this. If you read about hacksaw Ridge you will enjoy this book
I really, really wanted to give this a shot. 2 hours in it is just a series of this happened, then this happened, and then this character's background was...It didn't get beyond a chronology or develop as a story.
Maybe: I'll read more reviews.
Narrator's voice got reedy & didn't sound different across different characters.
Frustration that I wasted a credit; gratitude that I let myself off the hook & deleted it instead of trudging through.
I liked the way it was presented and the way it unfolded. I enjoy non fiction the best and exploring how people deal with adversity.
Maybe Hero Found both deal with a mans struggle to survive and the toll it takes.
I thought he delivered a adequate performance.
I read this book not knowing what to expect, as I'm not a huge history buff. However the story is captivating and they could not put it down. The more amazing part is that the story is true! I give Seth a lot of credit for uncovering the story and giving Arthur Meyerowitz the voice he deserves.
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