Survival: True Stories of Human Perseverance and Courage

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Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated, Jan 1, 2001 - Reference - 352 pages
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How far would you go to survive? These thirty gripping tales explore how people can endure horrific circumstances and survive against overwhelming odds. Chock-full of hair-raising accounts, readers will discover what happened to an Argentinean soccer team when its plane crashed and left it stranded high atop a snow-covered mountain -- with nothing to eat; the unbelievable cruelty Terry Waite was forced to face as a hostage in Beirut; what it's like to be adrift and lost on the Pacific Ocean for 117 days; and how the astronauts aboard Apollo 13 felt when it seemed they might never return to earth alive. From Nelson Mandela to Sarajevo to a collision at sea, readers will be completely absorbed by these unforgettable tales of human perseverance and courage.

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Chapter 2
18
Chapter 3
31
RANULPH FIENNES LONG WALK
62
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Anthony Masters wrote many novels, short stories, and nonfiction books for children and young adults. His most recent works included a children's version of Shakespeare's play Hamlet and a young adult series on World War II. Anthony Masters died in 2003.

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