Phantoms in the Snow
In this gripping journey, a fifteen-year-old pacifist must decide what he believes as he faces the reality of World War II. The year is 1944, and fifteen-year-old Noah Garrett's parents have died from smallpox. Without any other family nearby, Noah is sent to live with his uncle, whom he has never met, in Camp Hale, Colorado. There is one small problem with this decision: Noah has been raised a pacifist, and Camp Hale is a U.S. military base for a little-known division of winter warfare soldiers called Phantoms. Can a boy who's never seen snow and doesn't believe in war survive among these soldiers? Noah's struggle to resolve his upbringing with the horrors of World War II into a way of life he can believe in takes him on an incredible and riveting journey from the training camp to the frontlines of battle. Based on historical events, the story of Noah and the Phantoms of the Tenth Mountain Division is one of courage and conviction, brotherhood, and the joy in living.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Sullywriter - LibraryThing
A unique World War II story about little-known specialized unit. At the center of the story is 15-year-old Garrett, an orphan who goes to live with his uncle is an officer in this unit. Garrett's ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ChristianR - LibraryThing
Interesting story about a military unit called the Phantoms, whose skiing prowess enabled them to capture a group of German soldiers during WW II on top of two mountains in Italy. The specific ... Read full review