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40th anniversary re-issue
Welcome to Icy Cape, Alaska - the coldest part of the Cold War.
Follow Quinn and his team through their adventures of working at this remote radar station in the early 1960s. Faulty equipment, local wildlife, and the weather are just some of the obstacles these men must overcome to survive.
"This is the story of the emotions created by darkness, cold, isolation - fear and friendship. The DEW (Distant Early Warning) Line was one of the last frontiers of the American myth. It offered adventure, money, and an escape from reality and responsibility. It attracted descendants of the whaling men of two centuries ago, and the cowboys of the last century. These disparate personalities lived and worked side-by-side with Eskimos.
"The story is a fascinating juxtaposition of values and cultures - Chateaubriand and muktuk. The characters are definitely the men you might expect to be attracted to such remote outposts, they were the same men who would later migrate to jobs in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. But, at least as interesting was the world around them - the Arctic." (Charles Straven, 1980)
If you like historical fiction, you're going to really enjoy Icy Cape! John V. Griffin was one of the actual radar technicians at Icy Cape, and this book depicts a slice of life few have ever seen or known.
What will happen to Quinn in this isolated world? Click "Buy Now" to find out now!