Sole Survivor: A Story of Record Endurance at Sea

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Beacon Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 231 pages
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When German U-boats sank the British Ben Lomond in 1942, its sole survivor was a second steward, Poon Lim, who managed to stay alive for 133 days on a wooden raft. Sole Survivor, based on three years of interviews with Poon and his family, reconstructs his remarkable ordeal and the survival techniques that earned him world celebrity and a listing in the Guiness Book of World Records.


"A classic saga of ordeal and survival that reminds us of the courage, strength, and resourceful intelligence of which human beings are capable."
-Tillie Olsen, author of Tell Me a Riddle
 

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
20
Section 3
28
Section 4
38
Section 5
45
Section 6
50
Section 7
58
Section 8
65
Section 17
124
Section 18
129
Section 19
135
Section 20
142
Section 21
149
Section 22
157
Section 23
166
Section 24
176

Section 9
71
Section 10
77
Section 11
84
Section 12
93
Section 13
99
Section 14
106
Section 15
111
Section 16
119
Section 25
186
Section 26
199
Section 27
206
Section 28
215
Section 29
219
Section 30
226
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About the author (1999)

Ruthanne Lum McCunn was born in San Francisco's Chinatown and grew up in Hong Kong. She has published seven books on the experiences of Chinese people in America, including Thousand Pieces of Gold. She currently resides in San Francisco.

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