The Goldfish Club

The Goldfish Club

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by Danny Danziger
     
 

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The author of 1215 and Museum tells the gripping stories of the members of the Goldfish Club—an organization of people who have survived a jump or a crash from an aircraft into water

Mayday. Mayday. Mayday. What is it like to have to broadcast these words from the cockpit of a stricken aircraft? And what is it

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The author of 1215 and Museum tells the gripping stories of the members of the Goldfish Club—an organization of people who have survived a jump or a crash from an aircraft into water

Mayday. Mayday. Mayday. What is it like to have to broadcast these words from the cockpit of a stricken aircraft? And what is it like to then leave that aircraft and become exposed to the elements, and sometimes the waiting enemy? The members of one of the world's most unusual clubs provide the answers in this incredible book. Formed during World War II to celebrate the survival of pilots who had been forced to bail out over water, the Goldfish Club has taken on new airmen—and one woman—ever since. The oldest member is 100, the youngest in his twenties. They share one pivotal moment, but their experiences beyond this couldn't be more different. One veteran of World War II will never forget having to walk through a hostile German town at the point of a Nazi bayonet. An American B-17 navigator found his courage in the cell of an SS prison after his Flying Fortress broke up over Italian waters. A downed British helicopter pilot struggled against the cold of the North Norwegian Sea in the middle of an Arctic winter. Their stories, and those of many other Goldfish Club members, are told in this book.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
A series of deftly-turned vignettes of what it was like to live in England at the turn of the last millennium ... a quirky and engaging book—for THE YEAR 1000

a gripping insight into the modern-day role of a soldier—for WE ARE SOLDIERS

Thoroughly enjoyable ... a superb insight into life as it was lived a thousand years ago—for THE YEAR 1000

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780751545883
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
06/01/2013
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,399,000
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Danny Danziger is the author of many acclaimed nonfiction books, including 1215Museum, and The Whatchamacallit

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Goldfish Club 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slams into her and c.ums he walks away.