438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea

Atria Books - Based on dozens of hours of exclusive interviews with alvarenga, 438 days is an unforgettable study of the resilience, the remote islanders who found him, will, and the medical team that saved his life, his colleagues, search-and-rescue officials, ingenuity and determination required for one man to survive more than a year lost and adrift at sea.

438 days is the first-ever account of one of the most amazing survival stories in modern times. He claimed to have drifted from Mexico, a journey of some seven thousand miles. The best survival book in a decade” outside magazine, 438 Days is the true story of the fisherman who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean.

On november 17, 2012, a pair of fishermen left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific. He could barely speak and was unable to walk. Fourteen months later, 2014, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, Alvarenga, now a hairy, on January 30, washed ashore on a nearly deserted island on the far side of the Pacific.

438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea - 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. That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore.





81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness

Da Capo Press - His is a tale of the capacity to endure extreme conditions, intense loneliness, and flashes of raw terror-and emerge stronger than before. In a drama of staggering resolve and moments of phenomenal luck, Crane learned to survive in the Yukon's unforgiving wilds. 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.

Crane knew, as did the ladd field crews who searched unsuccessfully for the crash site, that his chance of survival dropped swiftly with each passing day. But crane did find a way to stay alive in the grip of the Yukon winter for nearly twelve weeks and, amazingly, walked out of the ordeal intact. 81 days below zero recounts, for the first time, the full story of Crane's remarkable saga.

81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness - The mission ended in a crash that claimed all but one-Leon Crane, a city kid from Philadelphia with no wilderness experience. With little more than a parachute for cover and an old Boy Scout knife in his pocket, Crane now found himself alone in subzero temperatures.





Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea

Mariner Books - Before the perfect storm, before in the heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. Utterly absorbing” Newsweek, Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library.  . In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out.





Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon's Relentless Madre de Dios

Vintage - Holly fitzgerald and her husband, Fitz—married less than two years—set out on a yearlong honeymoon adventure of a lifetime, backpacking around the world. Without food or means of communication, their only hope for survival, to somehow, fighting to conquer starvation and navigate the brute force of the river, miraculously hang on and find their way east to a large riverside town, with no one to hear their cries for help or on a search-and-rescue expedition to find them, the author and her husband make their way, in spite of hunger and weakening resolve, before it is too late.

On a small, their only choice: to continue on, despite the rush of insects swarming them by day, soon-ravaged raft that quickly becomes their entire universe through dangerous waters alive with deadly animals and fish, the sounds of encroaching predators at night. Vintage Original. Five months into the trip their plane crash lands in Peru at a penal colony walled in by jungle, and their blissfully romantic journey turns into a terrifying nonstop labyrinth of escape and survival.

Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon's Relentless Madre de Dios - Their raft—a mere four logs—separates them from the piranha-and-caiman-infested water until they finally realize that there is no way out but to swim. A stunning debut; a Departures original publication. The ultimate survival story; a wild ride—the wildest—down a south american river in the thick of the Amazon Basin; a true and thrilling adventure of a young married couple who survive a plane crash only to later raft hundreds of miles across Peru and Bolivia, ending up in a channel to nowhere, a dead end so flooded there is literally no land to stand on.





Man on a Raft: Fifty Days Adrift at Sea

Uncommon Valor Books - The men attempt to reach the African coast, sharks, starvation, but intense sun, injuries and madness begin to take their toll. Man on a raft also entitled what cares the Sea? and first published in 1960, is a gripping true account of survival and death at sea. Lulworth hill in the south Atlantic by Italian submarine Leonardo da Vinci.

14 men, including the author, gather on a small liferaft. Included are six pages of illustrations. Following the 1943 sinking of the merchant ship S. S. This heart-breaking story remains inspirational due to the author's faith, determination, and compassion for his fellow raftmates. When british warship hms rapid reaches the raft nearly two months later, author Kenneth Cooke and crewmate Colin Armitage, only two men, remain alive.





Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon Clydesdale Classics

Skyhorse - As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, and as he begins to lose all hope, as he loses all sense of direction, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive. The basis of an upcoming motion picture, Jungle is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.

Stranded without a knife, or survival training, map, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. A powerful story of self-discovery, survival in the wild. Los angeles timesfour travelers meet in bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, the four backpackers split up into two groups.

Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon Clydesdale Classics - But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet.





Lost in the Wild: Danger and Survival in the North Woods

Borealis Books - Lost in the wild takes readers with them as they enter realms of pain, as they suffer dizzying confusion and unending frustration, and courage, fear, and as they overcome seemingly insurmountable hurdles in a race to survive. 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, Dan Stephens, a 22-year-old canoeist, was leading a trip deep into Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park. More than four hours later, Dan awakened with a lump on his head from a fall and stumbled deeper into the woods, confused. Three years later, jason rasmussen, a third-year medical student who loved the forest's solitude, walked alone into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on a crisp fall day.

Lost in the Wild: Danger and Survival in the North Woods - After a two-day trek into a remote area of the woods, wet, he stepped away from his campsite and made a series of seemingly trivial mistakes that left him separated from his supplies, and lost, as cold darkness fell. Enduring days without food or shelter, these men faced the full harsh force of wilderness, the place that they had sought out for tranquil refuge from city life.

He stepped into a gap among cedar trees to look for the next portage—and did not return.





Coming Back Alive: The True Story of the Most Harrowing Search and Rescue Mission Ever Attempted on Alaska's High Seas

St. Martin's Press - . Meticulously researched through hundreds of hours of taped interviews with the survivors, this is the true account of the La Conte's final voyage and the relationship between Alaskan fishermen and the search and rescue crews who risk their lives to save them. A fisherman's worst nightmare has become a Coast Guard crew's desperate mission.

As the crew of the la conte begin to die one by one, those sworn to watch over them risk everything to pull off the rescue of the century. Spike walker's memoir of his years as a deckhand in Alaska, Working on the Edge, was hailed by James A. When the fishing vessel la conte sinks suddenly at night in one-hundred-mile-per-hour winds and record ninety-foot seas during a savage storm in January 1998, her five crewmen are left to drift without a life raft in the freezing Alaskan waters and survive as best they can.

Coming Back Alive: The True Story of the Most Harrowing Search and Rescue Mission Ever Attempted on Alaska's High Seas - One hundred fifty miles away, alaska, in sitka, an H-60 Jayhawk helicopter lifts off from America's most remote Coast Guard base in the hopes of tracking down an anonymous Mayday signal. Michner as "masterful. Will become the definitive account of this perilous trade, an addition to the literature of the sea.

In coming back alive, Walker has crafted his most devastating book to date.





Adrift Movie tie-in: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea

Dey Street Books - It’s a tale of love and survival on the high seas-- an unforgettable story about resilience of the human spirit, and the transcendent power of love. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Hours later, tami awakened to find the boat in ruins, and Richard nowhere in sight.

Adrift is the story of tami’s miraculous forty-one-day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, and with little hope for rescue. New york times bestseller the heart-stopping memoir, soon to be a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, and directed by Baltasar Kormákur Everest.

Adrift Movie tie-in: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea - An inspirational and empowering read. Shailene woodleyyoung and in love, tami oldham and her fiancé Richard Sharp set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, their lives ahead of them, 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.

But the two free spirits and avid sailors couldn’t anticipate that less than two weeks into their voyage, they would sail directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.





The Raft: Three Men, 34 Days, and a Thousand Miles Adrift

Uncommon Valor Press - Included are 4 pages of photographs. The men, with no food or water apart from what they could catch or trap, forced to ditch their TBD Devastator plane after running out of fuel, were then confined to a 4 foot by 8 foot rubber raft for 34 days at sea, and no protection from the relentless tropical sun and the long nights.

. Warship arrived. The raft, recounts the harrowing adventures of three downed us navy airmen -- Harold Dixon, Tony Pastula, the subject of the 2014 movie Against the Sun also known as Ghosts of the Pacific, and Gene Aldrich -- in the Pacific Ocean during World War Two. The men finally reached a small inhabited island Pukapuka in the Cook Islands where they stayed for 7 days before a U.

The Raft: Three Men, 34 Days, and a Thousand Miles Adrift - S. Their story is a powerful testament of courage and leadership under extreme conditions, and has been an inspiration for generations of readers.





A Speck in the Sea: A Story of Survival and Rescue

Hachette Books - You can't get more alone than that. There's no way I'm dying like this. In the dead of night on july 24, john aldridge was thrown off the back of the Anna Mary while his fishing partner, Anthony Sosinski, 2013, slept below. The harrowing adventure-at-sea memoir recounting the heroic search-and-rescue mission for lost Montauk fisherman John Aldridge, which Daniel James Brown calls "A terrific read.

I am floating in the middle of the night, and nobody in the world even knows I am missing. Nobody is looking for me. I've got too many people who love me. Aldridge's wrenching first-person account intertwines with the narrative of the massive, constantly evolving rescue operation designed to save him. Coast guard in three states mobilized in an unprecedented search effort that culminated in a rare and exhilarating success.

A Speck in the Sea: A Story of Survival and Rescue - A tale of survival, perseverance, and community, A Speck in the Sea tells of one man's struggle to survive as friends and strangers work to bring him home. As desperate hours ticked by, the local fishing community, Sosinski, the families, and the U. S. You can't be more lost.