Anyone with a thirst for adventure and a courageous spirit will be captivated by the fifteen tales of endurance, determination, strength of mind, and perseverance recounted in this outstanding compilation. The stories in this book, be they fact or fiction, represent some of the most gripping and illuminating writing ever penned on the subject of survival. These tales take place across the globe, from the tops of mountains to deep inside canyons, from the North Pole to the South Pole.
Included, among others, are: - To Build a Fire by Jack London - The Great Unknown by John Wesley Powell - The Open Boat by Stephen Crane - The Battle of the Marten and the Porcupine by Mary Reid - Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe - Battle with the Giant Octopus by Victor Hugo - On Dangerous Ground by Lamar Underwood
Travel to the Arctic and battle minus-75-degree Fahrenheit temperatures, navigate treacherous, uncharted territory along the Colorado River in 1869, overcome the high seas in a ten-foot dinghy, or simply survive being stranded on a mysterious deserted island. All this and more can be found in these pages as you read about men testing the limits of human endurance and how truly, it is only the strong who survive.