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Tactical 16 Signs Spencer Anderson for “Survive The Night”
Step back in time as WWII rages and a family faces down the worst of circumstances.
Colorado Springs, Colo. – – Tactical 16 Publishing announced today the signing of Spencer Anderson for Survive the Night.
Themes of survival, fear, loss, faith, and comradery are woven into this historical fiction narrative set during WWII as the Third Reich stood on the verge of military defeat.
Anderson’s story begins in January 1944 and follows fictional character, Gus Bodine, a 20-year-old who joined the U.S. Army Air Corps as a B-17 pilot, and Addie, his wife back home. Bodine quickly finds himself going from living the American dream to being shot down and becoming a prisoner of war forced to endure the 86-day “Death March” across Germany during the harshest winter ever recorded in the country.
SS guards tortured more than 10,000 American and allied prisoners along with concentration camp prisoners from 1944 to 1945 during a forced trek through 900 miles of mountainous forests and war-torn lowlands in Germany. POWs faced scurvy, typhus, dysentery, hypothermia, starvation and often death during the long, unforgiving trek.
“My book traces the horrendous march that took so many lives and left many families back home dreading a knock on the door,” said Anderson, an 8-year Air Force Vietnam War veteran. “Not to worry, though, the story is full of laughter, tender moments, happy outcomes, and the antics of Highway, the dog.
Spencer Anderson is a U.S. Air Force Vietnam war veteran, former pilot, teacher and counselor, and an honorary Colonel in the Commemorative Air Force. His passion for aviation and aviation history is clearly seen in his writing. Spencer is dedicated to keeping alive the legacy of the patriots who chose to fly and fight for our grateful nation in its most trying times.
Spencer Anderson is married to the love of his life Carole, and they live in St. George, Utah. For more information on Spencer’s books, www.warbirdtales.com.