Collected for the first time in one volume are history’s most legendary survival stories. Statistics, descriptions, archive photographs, and illustrative maps reveal the shocking details of how Joe Simpson crawled to safety out of the South American Andean mountains, how Anthony Farrah-Hockley evaded capture after the Battle of Imjin River in the Korean War, or how Shackleton’s men survived the incredible journey by boat to South Georgia. These sixty astonishing stories of human endurance will shock and amaze you.
War Escapes includes the escape of German soldier Cornelius Rost from a labor camp in Siberia and his three-year trek to Iran.Prison Escapes includes how Mary, Queen of Scots, outsmarts her captors and escapes an isolated Scottish castle. Shipwrecks describes how two survivors from the British steamer Anglo-Saxon spend seventy days and 2,300 miles at sea before reaching land in the Bahamas. Learn all about Shackleton’s and Worsley’s death-defying journey through South Georgia to save every man on the expedition. Survival explores how the infamous rugby team survivors of the Andes plane crash trekked to safety and admitted to cannibalism.