Classic Survival Stories: Thirteen Tales of Strength, Determination, and the Will to Live

Classic Survival Stories: Thirteen Tales of Strength, Determination, and the Will to Live

by Lamar Underwood
     
 

Anyone with a thirst for adventure and a courageous spirit will be captivated by the fifteen tales of endurance, determination, strength of mind, and perseverance recounted in this outstanding compilation. The stories in this book, be they fact or fiction, represent some of the most gripping and illuminating writing ever penned on the subject of survival. These

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Anyone with a thirst for adventure and a courageous spirit will be captivated by the fifteen tales of endurance, determination, strength of mind, and perseverance recounted in this outstanding compilation. The stories in this book, be they fact or fiction, represent some of the most gripping and illuminating writing ever penned on the subject of survival. These tales take place across the globe, from the tops of mountains to deep inside canyons, from the North Pole to the South Pole.

Included, among others, are:
- To Build a Fire by Jack London
- The Great Unknown by John Wesley Powell
- The Open Boat by Stephen Crane
- The Battle of the Marten and the Porcupine by Mary Reid
- Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
- Battle with the Giant Octopus by Victor Hugo
- On Dangerous Ground by Lamar Underwood

Travel to the Arctic and battle minus-75-degree Fahrenheit temperatures, navigate treacherous, uncharted territory along the Colorado River in 1869, overcome the high seas in a ten-foot dinghy, or simply survive being stranded on a mysterious deserted island. All this and more can be found in these pages as you read about men testing the limits of human endurance and how truly, it is only the strong who survive.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592282364
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
Classic
Edition description:
First edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Lamar Underwood is the former editor-in-chief of Sports Afield and Outdoor Life and is presently the editorial director of the Outdoor Magazine Group of Harris Publications in New York. Among the books he has authored and edited are The Bass Almanac, On Dangerous Ground, and Whitetail Tactics of the Pros.

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