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As gale force winds and ten-foot waves pummeled their small, open boat from all sides and nearly capsized them, captain Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate cut away a two-mile-long fishing line and began a desperate dash through crashing waves as they sought the safety of port. Atria Books. Declared “the best survival book in a decade” by Outside Magazine, 438 Days is the true story of the man who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean.
438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea #ad - On november 17, 2012, two men left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific. That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore. He could barely speak and was unable to walk. A “gripping saga, ” daily mail, 438 Days is the first-ever account of one of the most amazing survival stories in modern times.
Fourteen months later, 2014, alvarenga, on january 30, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, now a hairy, washed ashore on a nearly deserted island on the far side of the Pacific.
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An inspirational and empowering read. Shailene woodleyyoung and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fiancé Richard Sharp set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami’s hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. They found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 knot winds.
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Under musgrave's leadership, they band together and remain civilized through even the darkest and most terrifying days. Used book in Good Condition. With barely more than their bare hands, a forge, they build a cabin and, remarkably, where they manufacture their tools. Using the survivors' journals and historical records, award-winning maritime historian Joan Druett brings this extraordinary untold story to life, a story about leadership and the fine line between order and chaos.
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In the wilderness, one false step can make the difference between a delightful respite and a brush with death. On a beautiful summer afternoon in 1998, a 22-year-old canoeist, Dan Stephens, was leading a trip deep into Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park. W w norton Company. Outdoors. Atria Books. Lost in the Wild.
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Into the Abyss: An Extraordinary True StoryGrand Central Publishing #ad - Four survived: the rookie pilot, a cop, a prominent politician, and the criminal he was escorting to face charges. The pilot. W w norton Company. Against regulations, Archambault's handcuffs were removed-a decision that would profoundly impact the men's survival. Atria Books. Cary j. A cop. Constable scott deschamps was escorting Paul Archambault, a drifter wanted on an outstanding warrant.
Despite the poor weather, the 24-year-old pilot, Erik Vogel, was under intense pressure to fly. Larry shaben, the author's father and Canada's first Muslim Cabinet Minister, was commuting home after a busy week at the Alberta Legislature. A politician. And the criminal he was shackled to. On an icy night in october 1984, a commuter plane carrying nine passengers crashed in the remote wilderness of northern Alberta, killing six people.
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How both men overcame the torments of those harrowing days is an epic tale of fear, suffering, and survival, and a poignant testament to unshakable courage and friendship. In the hours that followed, darkness fell and a blizzard raged as Yates tried to lower his friend to safety. Yates, certain that simpson was dead, returned to base camp consumed with grief and guilt over abandoning him.
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81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen WildernessDa Capo Press #ad - Cary j. The mission ended in a crash that claimed all but one-Leon Crane, a city kid from Philadelphia with no wilderness experience. Outdoors. Griffith. Isbn: 9780060730550 . A riveting. Saga of survival against formidable odds" washington post about one man who survived a World War II plane crash in Alaska's harsh Yukon territoryShortly before Christmas in 1943, five Army aviators left Alaska's Ladd Field on a routine flight to test their hastily retrofitted B-24 Liberator in harsh winter conditions.
Lost in the Wild. With little more than a parachute for cover and an old Boy Scout knife in his pocket, Crane found himself alone in subzero temperatures. Adventure. 81 days below zero recounts, for the first time, the full story of Crane's remarkable twelve-week saga. Atria Books. Author: Joe Simpson. Used book in Good Condition.
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Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival #ad - Griffith. Back Bay Books. Cary j. Da capo Pr. What followed was an extraordinary and desperate battle for survival in the face of human hostility, dehydration, starvation, death and despair. Captured, the sailors were dragged and driven through the desert by their new owners, robbed and enslaved, who neither spoke their language nor cared for their plight.
Condition: New. Lost in the Wild. In august 1815, the us brig commerce was dashed against Cape Bojador and lost, although through bravery and quick thinking the ship's captain, James Riley, managed to lead all of his crew to safety. Author: Joe Simpson. Adventure.