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The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
By Alexander, Caroline
1998-11 - Alfred A. Knopf
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In August 1914, days before the outbreak of the First World War, the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. …More

Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
By Cox, Lynne
2005-03 - Perfection Learning
9780756980160 Check our catalog

Here is the joyful, inspirational memoir of swimmer Lynne Cox. By age sixteen, she had broken all records for English Channel swims, so she set her goals even higher: She became the first to swim the Strait of Magellan, narrowly escaped a shark attack off the Cape of Good Hope, and was cheered across the twenty-mile Cook Strait of New Zealand by dolphins. . …More

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
By Hillenbrand, Laura
2010-11 - Random House
9781400064168 Check our catalog

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In her long-awaited new book, Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in "Seabiscuit." Telling an unforgettable story of a young lieutenant's journey into extremity, "Unbroken" is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. …More

K2, the Savage Mountain: The Classic True Story of Disaster and Survival on the World's Second-Highest Mountain K2, the Savage Mountain: The Classic True Story of Disaster and Survival on the World's Second-Highest Mountain
By Houston, Charles H.
2008-11 - Lyons Press
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The 1953 American expedition to the second highest peak in the world.
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The Grizzly Maze: Timothy Treadwell's Fatal Obsession with Alaskan Bears The Grizzly Maze: Timothy Treadwell's Fatal Obsession with Alaskan Bears
By Jans, Nick
2005-07 - Dutton Books
9780525948865 Check our catalog

This is the story of one man's obsession with Alaska, his foolhardy quest to understand Alaskan brown bears, and his violent death in their jaws. More than just a book about Timothy Treadwell, this title will be a definitive look at bears, bear behavior, and man's conflicted relationship with them. …More

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
By Junger, Sebastian
2009-06 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393337013 Check our catalog

The incredible true story of a tempest born from so rare a combination of factors it was deemed "perfect" and of the doomed Boston boat with her crew of six fishermen that was helpless in the midst of a force beyond comprehension. …More

Ice Bound: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole Ice Bound: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole
By Nielsen, Jerri
With Vollers, Maryanne
2001-01 - Miramax Books
9780786866847 Check our catalog

"Ice Bound" is the inspiring true story of Dr. Jerri Nielsen, the physician with breast cancer stranded at a South Pole research station, whose amazing rescue made headlines around the globe. Set in a remote and desolate yet strikingly beautiful landscape, Nielsen's narrative of her transforming experience is a thrilling adventure. Photos. …More

Deadliest Sea: The Untold Story Behind the Greatest Rescue in Coast Guard History Deadliest Sea: The Untold Story Behind the Greatest Rescue in Coast Guard History
By Thompson, Kalee
2011-06 - Harper
9780061766305 Check our catalog

"The Perfect Storm" meets "Deadliest Catch" in this gripping true-life adventure story that recounts the tragic sinking of the "Alaska Ranger," one of the most remarkable rescue missions in maritime history. …More

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
By Vaillant, John
2011-05 - Vintage Departures
9780307389046 Check our catalog

In December 1997, a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia's Far East. As the trackers sift through the gruesome remains of the victims, they discover that these attacks aren't random: the tiger is apparently engaged in a vendetta. …More

Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
By Zuckoff, Mitchell
2011-05 - Harper
9780061988349 Check our catalog

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One of the last untold stories of World War II, the extraordinary mission to rescue male and female survivors of a U.S. military plane crash in an isolated corner of the South Pacific, and the ancient indigenous tribe members that aided those stranded on the ground in this Shangri-La. …More