Reader's Digest Survival Against the Odds

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In the pages of this book we introduce you to compelling stories of ordinary people facing the ultimate danger: a young man risking his life to save a little girl in a New York subway; a lone yachtswoman capsized in Antarctic seas thousands of miles from land; a helicopter downed in a molten volcano in Hawaii, and a young woman wrestling with a crocodile in an African river - these are just four out of forty death-defying real-life accounts.

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Overview

In the pages of this book we introduce you to compelling stories of ordinary people facing the ultimate danger: a young man risking his life to save a little girl in a New York subway; a lone yachtswoman capsized in Antarctic seas thousands of miles from land; a helicopter downed in a molten volcano in Hawaii, and a young woman wrestling with a crocodile in an African river - these are just four out of forty death-defying real-life accounts.

All the stories in this selection are taken from the famous "Drama in Real Life" series in Reader's Digest magazine, and feature unsung heroes from across the world. Men, women and children, they all show quite extraordinary and moving courage as they cling on to the precious gift of life that most of just take for granted.

But the authors of these true-life dramas do not home in on the sensational; they take you to the heart of the action and tell it like it was. You will walk with them into the heat of an inferno, feel what it is like to be sinking hopelessly in quicksand, and suffer the pain of parents of a two-year-old lost in a desert. And you will want to applaud those intrepid men and women of the world's rescue services who bravely risk all to save others.

Here are unforgettable tales of ordinary people surviving incredible odds. Feel what it was like to be there with them…be forever thankful that you weren't!

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  • ISBN-13: 9780276426926
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 4/14/2003
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.04 (d)

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