Castaways: Stories of Survival
How can a castaway survive on a tiny island that's nothing but sand -- no fresh water, no vegetation, no animals, just sand? How can another manage to face down a crocodile, a shark, and the bizarre beasts that roam his stange deserted island and prey on his imagination? And what can a third do when he finds himself adrift one hundred miles from land, surrounded by ocean and sky -- and ghosts?
Here are six unforgettable tales of people who are set upon by raging weather, swooping seas, hunger, thirst, wild animals, overwhelming loneliness, and, harshest of all, thier own inner demons. Based on historical accounts and legends and seasoned with Gerald Hausmann's own experiences as a Sea Scout and long-distance swimmer, these exciting stories are fired with desperation, chilled with haunting breezes . . . and warmed by the sweet peace of survival.