American Hostage is the remarkable memoir of Micah Garen's harrowing abduction and survival in captivity,
as well as the heroic and successful struggle of Marie-Helene; along with family and friends to win Micah's and Amir's
release from their captors. The world watched and waited as Micah's drama unfolded, but the authors, now safely home and
engaged to be married, detail the dramatic untold story.
How does a man save his own life? In 1908 Dr. Wilfred
Grenfell, a medical missionary in northern Newfoundland, was traveling by dog team to treat a patient. In his haste Grenfell
took a short cut across the sea ice. A change of wind and ice conditions left the doctor and his sled dogs stranded on an
ice pan, their komatik and provisions lost. Grenfell came close to perishing.
on an Ice Pan is Grenfell’s own account of this near-fatal misadventure. He survived dauntingly cold and seemingly hopeless
conditions through an inventive presence of mind and by sacrificing and skinning three of his sled dogs to clothe himself
against the elements. Because of his tenacity and quick thinking and that of his rescuers, Grenfell endured.
If you like arctic or outdoor adventure stories or are on the look out for winter survival tips you'll
enjoy the blow by blow of Grenfell's tale.
To the memory of Grenfell’s rescuers
George Davis, George Andrews, George Reid and Mr. Reid’s two sons. And to Moodie, Watch and Spy whose lives were given
for Grenfell’s April 21, 1908.
Real Life Stories Selection
Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s Adrift chronicled
one of the most astounding voyages of the century and one of the great sea adventures of all time. In some ways the model
for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is now an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only
man known to have survived for more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small
sloop capsized only six days from port.
One of the most extraordinary survival stories ever told—Aron Ralston's searing account of his six days trapped
in one of the most remote spots in America, and how one inspired act of bravery brought him home.
It started out as
a simple hike in the Utah canyonlands on a warm Saturday afternoon. For Aron Ralston, a mountaineer and outdoorsman, a walk
into the remote Blue John Canyon was a chance to find himself in his element: alone, with just the beauty of the natural world
In a deep and narrow slot canyon, Aron was climbing down off a wedged 800-pound boulder when it terrifyingly
came loose, pinning his right hand and wrist against the canyon wall.