Here are six unforgettable tales of people who are set upon by raging weather, swooping seas, hunger, thirst, wild animals, overwhelming loneliness, and, harshest of all, thier own inner demons. Based on historical accounts and legends and seasoned with Gerald Hausmann's own experiences as a Sea Scout and long-distance swimmer, these exciting stories are fired with desperation, chilled with haunting breezes . . . and warmed by the sweet peace of survival.