The Best Survival Stories Ever Told

The Best Survival Stories Ever Told

by Jon E. Lewis
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

This collection of classic tales comprises over thirty accounts of true-life adventure taken from contemporary memoirs, letters, and journals. They span the years from 1800 to the end of the twentieth century, in a period which can be termed the modern age of exploration. Among the writers are:

  • Ernest Shackleton
  • Douglas Mawson
  • Salomon

Overview

This collection of classic tales comprises over thirty accounts of true-life adventure taken from contemporary memoirs, letters, and journals. They span the years from 1800 to the end of the twentieth century, in a period which can be termed the modern age of exploration. Among the writers are:

  • Ernest Shackleton
  • Douglas Mawson
  • Salomon Andrée
  • Sebastian Snow
  • Ed Drummond
  • Edmund Hillary
  • Maurice Herzog
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Thor Heyerdahl
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jacques Cousteau
  • Sven Hedin
  • Norbert Casteret
  • Jim Corbett
  • Charles A. Lindbergh

The Best Survival Stories Ever Told recounts stories of ordinary mortals who achieved extraordinary things. Spanning the ice-locked Poles and the endless deserts of Arabia to the storm-tossed South Atlantic, the rain forests of the Amazon, and sheer peaks of the Himalayas, it charts the dangerous relationship between men and nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620876657
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
11/11/2011
Series:
Best Stories Ever Told
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Jon E. Lewis is a historian and writer, whose books on history and military history (including SAS and Survivor) are sold worldwide. He is also editor of many Mammoth Book of... anthologies,
including the bestselling On the Edge and Endurance and Adventure.
He holds graduate and postgraduate degrees in history. His work has appeared in New Statesman, the Independent, Time Out, and the Guardian.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >