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Zuckoff, Mitchell

Overview
Works: 27 works in 109 publications in 6 languages and 2,597 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Personal narratives  Military history  History  Case studies  Drama  Action and adventure films  War films 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: D767.95, 940.548
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Mitchell Zuckoff
 
Most widely held works by Mitchell Zuckoff
Judgment Ridge : the true story behind the Dartmouth murders by Mitchell Zuckoff( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the events surrounding the 2001 murder of two Dartmouth College professors by a pair of local honor-roll teens, discussing the complex and contradictory world views that contributed to the tragedy
Lost in Shangri-la : a true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the 1945 odyssey of three plane crash survivors in New Guinea who endured a harrowing journey through the jungle to seek help, their encounter with a primitive tribe who had never seen white people, and their eventual rescue by a band of paratroopers
Frozen in time : an epic story of survival, and a modern quest for lost heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two harrowing crashes ... A vanished rescue plane ... A desperate fight for life in a frozen, hostile land ... The quest to solve a seventy-year-old mystery The author of the smash New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La delivers a gripping true story of endurance, bravery, ingenuity, and honor set in the vast Arctic wilderness of World War II and today. On November 5, 1942, a U.S. cargo plane on a routine flight slammed into the Greenland ice cap. Four days later, a B-17 on the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on the B-17 survived. The U.S. military launched a second daring rescue operation, but the Grumman Duck amphibious plane sent to find the men flew into a severe storm and vanished. In this thrilling adventure, Mitchell Zuckoff offers a spellbinding account of these harrowing disasters and the fate of the survivors and their would-be saviors. Frozen in Time places us at the center of a group of valiant airmen fighting to stay alive through 148 days of a brutal Arctic winter by sheltering from subzero temperatures and vicious blizzards in the tail section of the broken B-17 until an expedition headed by famed Arctic explorer Bernt Balchen attempts to bring them to safety. But that is only part of the story that unfolds in Frozen in Time . In present-day Greenland, Zuckoff joins the U.S. Coast Guard and North South Polar--a company led by the indefatigable dreamer Lou Sapienza, who worked for years to solve the mystery of the Duck's last flight--on a dangerous expedition to recover the remains of the lost plane's crew. Drawing on intensive research and Zuckoff 's firsthand account of the dramatic 2012 expedition, Frozen in Time is a breathtaking blend of mystery, adventure, heroism, and survival. It is also a poignant reminder of the sacrifices of our military personnel and their families--and a tribute to the important, perilous, and often-overlooked work of the U.S. Coast Guard
Frozen in time : an epic story of survival and a modern quest for lost heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff( )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On November 5, 1942, a U.S. cargo plane slammed into the Greenland ice cap. Four days later, a B-17 on the search-and-rescue mission also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on the B-17 survived. The U.S. military launched a second daring rescue operation, but the Grumman Duck amphibious plane sent to find the men vanished. In this thrilling adventure, Mitchell Zuckoff offers a spellbinding account of these harrowing crashes and the fate of the survivors and their would-be saviors. Frozen in Time places us at the center of a group of valiant airmen fighting to stay alive through 148 days of a brutal Arctic winter until an expedition attempts to bring them to safety. But that is only part of the story. In present-day Greenland, Zuckoff joins the Coast Guard and North South Polar Inc. on a dangerous expedition to recover the remains of the lost plane's crew
Ponzi's scheme : the true story of a financial legend by Mitchell Zuckoff( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the career of the man who developed the most famous scheme in American finance explains how, in 1920, Charles Ponzi raked in millions of dollars from investors by promising them he could double their investments in three months
Lost in Shangri-La : escape from a hidden world : a true story by Mitchell Zuckoff( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoff unleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War II rescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S. military personnel into the jungle-clad land of New Guinea
13 Hours by Mitchell Zuckoff( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gedetailleerd verslag van de terreuraanslag op de Amerikaanse ambassade in Benghazi, Libië, op 11 september 2012
Lost in Shangri-la : [a true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II] by Mitchell Zuckoff( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On May 13, 1945, twenty-four American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over "Shangri-La," a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton's bestselling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals. But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three passengers pulled through. Margaret Hastings, barefoot and burned, had no choice but to wear her dead best friend's shoes. John McCollom, grieving the death of his twin brother also aboard the plane, masked his grief with stoicism. Kenneth Decker, too, was severely burned and suffered a gaping head wound. Emotionally devastated, badly injured, and vulnerable to the hidden dangers of the jungle, the trio faced certain death unless they left the crash site. Caught between man-eating headhunters and enemy Japanese, the wounded passengers endured a harrowing hike down the mountainside-a journey into the unknown that would lead them straight into a primitive tribe of superstitious natives who had never before seen a white man-or woman. Drawn from interviews, declassified U.S. Army documents, personal photos and mementos, a survivor's diary, a rescuer's journal, and original film footage, Lost in Shangri-La recounts this incredible true-life adventure for the first time. Mitchell Zuckoff reveals how the determined trio-dehydrated, sick, and in pain-traversed the dense jungle to find help; how a brave band of paratroopers risked their own lives to save the survivors; and how a cowboy colonel attempted a previously untested rescue mission to get them out. By trekking into the New Guinea jungle, visiting remote villages, and rediscovering the crash site, Zuckoff also captures the contemporary natives' remembrances of the long-ago day when strange creatures fell from the sky. A riveting work of narrative nonfiction that vividly brings to life an odyssey at times terrifying, enlightening, and comic, Lost in Shangri-La is a thrill ride from beginning to end
Judgment Ridge : the Dartmouth murders and the making of teenage killers by Mitchell Zuckoff( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the events surrounding the 2001 murder of two Dartmouth College professors by a pair of local honor-roll teens, discussing the complex and contradictory world views that contributed to the tragedy
Robert Altman : [the oral biography] by Mitchell Zuckoff( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Altman- visionary director, hard-partying hedonist, eccentric family man, Hollywood legend; comes roaring to life in this rollicking cinematic biography, told in a chorus of voices that can only be called Altmanesque
Ponzi's scheme : the true story of a financial legend by Mitchell Zuckoff( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation YouĐ#8217;ve heard of the scheme. Now comes the man behind it. In Mitchell Zuckoff's exhilarating book, the first nonfiction account of Charles Ponzi, we meet the charismatic rogue who launched the most famous and extraordinary scam in the annals of American finance. It was a time when anything seemed possibleĐ#8211;instant wealth, glittering fame, fabulous luxuryĐ#8211;and for a run of magical weeks in the spring and summer of 1920, Charles Ponzi made it all come true. Promising to double investorsĐ#8217; money in three months, the dapper, charming Ponzi raised the Đ#8220;rob Peter to pay PaulĐ#8221; scam to an art form and raked in millions at his office in downtown Boston. PonziĐ#8217;s Scheme is the amazing true story of the irresistible scoundrel who launched the most successful scheme of financial alchemy in modern historyĐ#8211;and uttered the first roar of the Roaring Twenties. Ponzi may have been a charlatan, but he was also a wonderfully likable man. His intentions were noble, his manners impeccable, his sales pitch enchanting. Born to a genteel Italian family, he immigrated to the United States with big dreams but no money. Only after he became hopelessly enamored of a stenographer named Rose Gnecco and persuaded her to marry him did Ponzi light on the means to make his dreams come true. His true motive was not greed but love. With rich narrative skill, Mitchell Zuckoff conjures up the feverish atmosphere of Boston during the weeks when PonziĐ#8217;s bubble grew bigger and bigger. At the peak of his success, Ponzi was taking in more than $2 million a week. And then his house of cards came crashing downĐ#8211;thanks in large part to the relentless investigative reporting of Richard GrozierĐ#8217;s Boston Post. In Zuckoff's hands, Ponzi is no mere swindler; instead he is appealing and magnetic, a colorful and poignant figure, someone who struggledhis whole life to attain great wealth and who sincerely believedĐ#8211;to the very endĐ#8211;that he could have made good on his investment promises if only heĐ#8217;d had enough time. Ponzi is a classic American tale of immigrant life and the dream of success, and the unexpectedly moving story of a man whoĐ#8211;for a fleeting, illusory momentĐ#8211;attained it all. From the Hardcover edition
Robert Altman : the oral biography by Mitchell Zuckoff( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitchell Zuckoff--who was working with visionary director Robert Altman on his memoirs before he died--weaves the Hollywood legend's final interviews, an incredible cast of voices, and contemporary reviews and news accounts, into a riveting tale of an extraordinary life
Fall and rise : the story of 9/11 by Mitchell Zuckoff( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years in the making, this spellbinding, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting narrative is an unforgettable portrait of 9/11. This is a 9/11 book like no other. Masterfully weaving together multiple strands of the events in New York, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Fall and Rise is a mesmerizing, minute-by-minute account of that terrible day. In the days and months after 9/11, Mitchell Zuckoff, then a reporter for the Boston Globe, wrote about the attacks, the victims, and their families. After further years of meticulous reporting, Zuckoff has filled Fall and Rise with voices of the lost and the saved. The result is an utterly gripping book, filled with intimate stories of people most affected by the events of that sunny Tuesday in September: an out-of-work actor stuck in an elevator in the North Tower of the World Trade Center; the heroes aboard Flight 93 deciding to take action; a veteran trapped in the inferno in the Pentagon; the fire chief among the first on the scene in sleepy Shanksville; a team of firefighters racing to save an injured woman and themselves; and the men, women, and children flying across country to see loved ones or for work who suddenly faced terrorists bent on murder. Fall and Rise will open new avenues of understanding for everyone who thinks they know the story of 9/11, bringing to life--and in some cases, bringing back to life--the extraordinary ordinary people who experienced the worst day in modern American history. Destined to be a classic, Fall and Rise will move, shock, inspire, and fill hearts with love and admiration for the human spirit as it triumphs in the face of horrifying events
13 hours : the secret soldiers of Benghazi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an American ambassador is killed during an attack in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense of the chaos
Ponzi : an American business legend by Mitchell Zuckoff( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

13 hours : the inside account of what really happened in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi. 13 HOURS presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack. 13 HOURS sets the record straight on what happened during a night that has been shrouded in mystery and controversy. Written by New York Times bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff, this riveting book takes readers into the action-packed story of heroes who laid their lives on the line for one another, for their countrymen, and for their country. 13 HOURS is a stunning, eye-opening, and intense book--but most importantly, it is the truth. The story of what happened to these men--and what they accomplished--is unforgettable"--
13 hours : the inside account of what really happened in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book co-written by Annex Security Team members-- the five surviving CIA contract operators who responded to the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi--providing their account of what happened that fateful night
13 hours : the secret soldiers of Benghazi by Michael Bay( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping true story of six elite ex-military operators assigned to protect the CIA who fought back against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked in the U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. When everything went wrong, six men had the courage to do what was right
Choosing Naia : a family's journey by Mitchell Zuckoff( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Follows the experiences of one couple after they learn their unborn child has Down syndrome, discussing how the ability to diagnose problems in the womb forces would-be parents to confront difficult and life-altering decisions
Uwięzieni w raju by Mitchell Zuckoff( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Describes the 1945 odyssey of three plane crash survivors in New Guinea who endured a harrowing journey through the jungle to seek help, their encounter with a primitive tribe who had never seen white people, and their eventual rescue by a band of paratroopers
 
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English (88)

German (4)

Polish (4)

Dutch (3)

Italian (2)

French (1)