Submitted by Bobby on August 3, 2011 - 4:36pm
- Unbroken: A World War II Airman's Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand - A bomber pilot and two crew members fight to survive on a life raft after a crash in the Pacific only to be picked up by Japanese forces. (Audio available)*
- Finding Everett Ruess: The Life and Unsolved Disappearance of a Legendary Wilderness Explorer by David Roberts - While only 20 at the time of his disappearance in 1934, Everett Ruess' exploration of the West continues to inspire people to find a genuine connection and curiosity with their natural surroundings.*
- The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier by Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughn - While descending Mount Rainer, Davidson plunged into a crevasse, pulling his partner with him and ultimately to his death. Davidson recounts his survival both physically from the accident and emotionally from the depths of tragedy and loss.
- Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff - Three military survivors of a doomed sightseeing flight must trek through remote parts of the Dutch New Guinea jungles avoiding the Japanese as well as native cannibals in an effort to be rescued.
- The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant - A Siberian tiger turns the tables of predator and prey by seemingly hunting poachers. A team of trackers are dispatched to try and find it before it kills again. (Audio available) *
- Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden - In 1916, two college graduates decided to leave their New York home to teach in the Colorado wilderness. Their story of what awaited was reconstructed from letters discovered years later.
- David Crockett: The Lion of the West by Michael Wallis - Unfortunately most of what we think we know about "Davy" Crockett is more fiction than fact, but Wallis tells the true tale of this influential frontiersman.
- Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams - Adams attempts to retrace Hirum Bingham's expedition and investigates the stories and allegations leveled against. In the process, Adams creates his own adventure full of new experiences and interesting characters.*
- The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance by David Herlihy - In 1892, Frank Lenz attempted to ride his newly designed bike around the world as a magazine correspondent. Two years later, in Eastern Turkey, he would never be heard from again.
*Long hold list? These noted titles may be available as part of our Featured Titles collection.
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