Danger!: True Stories of Trouble and Survival

Danger!: True Stories of Trouble and Survival

by Sean O'Reilly
     
 

Here are 28 awe-inspiring stories of danger and survival, guaranteed to get your heart pumping. Whether trapped in an underwater cave, escaping an avalanche, fending off a thug, or surviving a storm at sea, each author faces moments of raw terror and finds deep reserves of courage. From mountain ice to jungle rot, from bombed-out villages and urban ghettos to wild

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Here are 28 awe-inspiring stories of danger and survival, guaranteed to get your heart pumping. Whether trapped in an underwater cave, escaping an avalanche, fending off a thug, or surviving a storm at sea, each author faces moments of raw terror and finds deep reserves of courage. From mountain ice to jungle rot, from bombed-out villages and urban ghettos to wild animals and depraved humans, our authors struggle with life, death, and their very sanity on their travels. Notable authors include Sebastian Junger, Eric Hansen, Peter Maass, Bill Buford, Janine Jones, and William T. Vollmann.

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Library Journal
Excerpted from books by 28 different authors, Danger! aims to get the adrenalin flowing. Selections include a tale of ocean rescue by Sebastian Junger, Peter Whittaker's experience of being buried by an avalanche, Joanna Greenfield's horrifying hyena attack, Peter Potterfield's fall from a rock face while climbing in the Cascades, reporter Peter Maass's being caught in the middle of a battle between Croat forces and the Bosnian army, and Janine Jones's encounter with a Los Angeles gang. The length and quality of these pieces vary, but all are exciting. Everyone in the stories lived to tell the tale, and readers are encouraged to go out and have their own adventures, but after reading Junger's account of an American couple captured by guerillas while climbing in Kashmir, this reviewer found the safety of home very appealing. For those who enjoy living on the edge or prefer to read the survival stories of others, this is a good pick. It may even encourage readers to look for some of the books from which these tales were taken.--Julia Stump, Voorheesville P.L., NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885211323
Publisher:
Travelers' Tales Guides, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Travelers' Tales Guides Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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