Left for Dead: How I Survived 71 Days in the Outback

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Allen & Unwin, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 260 pages
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In April 2006 the news broke of an amazing feat of survival by a white man in one of the most inhospitable areas of Australia. Ricky Megee was found sheltering by a dam on a remote cattle property in the Northern Territory. After being abducted on the Buntine Highway, drugged, then left for dead, Ricky had walked for 10 days in bare feet through unforgiving terrain in blistering heat. Stumbling upon a dam, he set up camp there and survived for almost three months on leeches, grasshoppers, frogs, and plants, losing more than 130 pounds in the process. In Left for Dead, Ricky Megee tells for the first time since his extraordinary rescue the full story of his abduction and survival, vividly and with candor. A gripping tale and a fascinating read, Left for Dead is both shocking and inspiring, the tale of how one man endured a terrible ordeal and lives to tell the tale.
 

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Contents

Prologue
1
1 RICKY JOHN MEGEE
5
2 LOST LOVE
14
3 TAKING THE BAIT
27
4 HOOK LINE AND SINKER
35
5 SEARCHING FOR THE SEARCH PARTY
43
6 DIVINE INTERVENTION
57
7 THE BIG RED GATES
71
12 FOOD FOR THOUGHT
144
13 GOODBYE BUNGEYE
165
14 PULLING TEETH
182
15 WHATS FOR DINNER?
196
16 INTO THE FRYING PAN
205
17 CSI TERRITORY
212
18 FROM THE DOCTORS MOUTHS
221
19 RETURN TO BOREE
230

8 GUT INSTINCT
84
9 DAM IT
102
10 FEAST OR FAMINE
114
11 THE BIG GREEN MOUND
130
20 A KIND OF CLOSURE
244
RICKY MEGEES DESERT MENU
260
Back Cover
261
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\Ricky Megee lives in Darwin and works in the NT mines. He has written his book with journalist Greg McLean.

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