Last Man Off

Author: Matt Lewis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698187555
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“A sinister version of The Perfect Storm. Thrilling.”—Sunday Times (UK) For readers of The Perfect Storm, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, and Into the Wild There’s nothing that armchair adventure lovers relish more than a gripping true story of disaster and heroism, and Last Man Off delivers all that against a breathtaking backdrop of icebergs and killer whales. On June 6, 1998, twenty-three-year-old Matt Lewis had just started his dream job as a scientific observer aboard a deep-sea fishing boat in the waters off Antarctica. As the crew haul in the line for the day, a storm begins to brew. When the captain vanishes and they are forced to abandon ship, Lewis leads the escape onto three life rafts, where the battle for survival begins.

Fighting To Survive Being Lost At Sea

Author: Elizabeth Raum
Publisher:
ISBN: 1474789390
Size: 48.64 MB
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SOS! What would you do if you were stranded in the middle of the ocean, with no way to get home? How long could you survive? Find out what actual survivors did in these true tales of being lost at sea.

Shipwrecked

Author: Evan L. Balkan
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897328442
Size: 17.72 MB
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For readers who relish the image of clinging to a sinking makeshift raft while fighting off sword-wielding and delirious mutineers wrenching the last cask of water from a sailor's sun-scorched hands (while sharks circle in famished anticipation), Shipwrecked! Adventures and Disasters at Sea is an irresistible read. A heady voyage through human suffering at the hands of unforgiving oceans, cruel captains, and implacable fate, this latest collection of Evan Balkan's impeccably researched true adventures details 14 major maritime disasters. Included are such legendary stories as the 1629 maiden voyage of the Batavia that ended in mutiny and murder, and the dramatic destruction of the majestic three-masted barquentine Endurance in ice-clogged Antarctic waters in 1912. A vast spectrum of human emotion and activity is featured in these exciting profiles, from deadly incompetence and brutish cannibalism to surprising self-sacrifice and quiet heroism.

Near Death On The High Seas

Author: Cecil Kuhne
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307279347
Size: 66.53 MB
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A compilation of real-life adventure stories of survival in extreme conditions features Thor Heyerdahl's "Kon Tiki," "Adrift" by Steve Callahan, and "Gipsy Moth Circles the World" by Francis Chichester.