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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

b blockquote In her long awaited new book Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in i a href https www goodreads com book show Seabiscuit title Seabiscuit rel nofollow Seabiscuit a i Telling an unforgettable story of a man s journey into extremity Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind body and spirit blockquote b On a May afternoon in an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil gasoline and blood Then on the ocean surface a face appeared It was that of a young lieutenant the plane s bombardier who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War p The lieutenant s name was Louis Zamperini In boyhood he d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent breaking into houses brawling and fleeing his home to ride the rails As a teenager he had channeled his defiance into running discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four minute mile But when war had come the athlete had become an airman embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight a tiny raft and a drift into the unknown p p Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean leaping sharks a foundering raft thirst and starvation enemy aircraft and beyond a trial even greater Driven to the limits of endurance Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity suffering with hope resolve and humor brutality with rebellion His fate whether triumph or tragedy would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will p


Survival in Auschwitz

In Primo Levi a twenty five year old chemist and Italian citizen of Jewish race was arrested by Italian fascists and deported from his native Turin to Auschwitz Survival in Auschwitz is Levi s classic account of his ten months in the German death camp a harrowing story of systematic cruelty and miraculous endurance Remarkable for its simplicity restraint compassion and even wit Survival in Auschwitz remains a lasting testament to the indestructibility of the human spirit


The Rules of Survival

For Matt and his sisters life with their cruel vicious mother is a day to day struggle for survival But then Matt witnesses Murdoch coming to a child s rescue in a convenience store and for the first time he feels a glimmer of hope When amazingly Murdoch begins dating Matt s mother life is suddenly almost good But the relief lasts only a short time When Murdoch inevitably breaks up with their mother Matt knows he needs to take action But can he call upon his hero Or will he have to take measures into his own hands A heart wrenching portrait of a family in crisis this is Nancy Werlin s most compulsively readable novel yet


The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead

The b Zombie Survival Guide b is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive this book covers everything you need to know including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior the most effective defense tactics and weaponry ways to outfit your home for a long siege and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain br br Top Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack br br Organize before they rise br They feel no fear why should you br Use your head cut off theirs br Blades don t need reloading br Ideal protection tight clothes short hair br Get up the staircase then destroy it br Get out of the car get onto the bike br Keep moving keep low keep quiet keep alert br No place is safe only safer br The zombie may be gone but the threat lives on br br Don t be carefree and foolish with your most precious asset life This book is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now without your even knowing it The Zombie Survival Guide offers complete protection through trusted proven tips for safeguarding yourself and your loved ones against the living dead It is a book that can save your life


The Survival Kit

When Rose s mom dies she leaves behind a brown paper bag labeled Rose s Survival Kit Inside the bag Rose finds an iPod with a to be determined playlist a picture of peonies for growing a crystal heart for loving a paper star for making a wish and a paper kite for letting go br br As Rose ponders the meaning of each item she finds herself returning again and again to an unexpected source of comfort Will is her family s gardener the school hockey star and the only person who really understands what she s going through Can loss lead to love


Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland

b Two women kidnapped by infamous Cleveland school bus driver Ariel Castro share the stories of their abductions captivity and dramatic escape br b br On May Amanda Berry made headlines around the world when she fled a Cleveland home and called saying Help me I m Amanda Berry I ve been kidnapped and I ve been missing for ten years br br A horrifying story rapidly unfolded Ariel Castro a local school bus driver had separately lured Berry Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight to his home where he kept them chained In the decade that followed the three were raped psychologically abused and threatened with death Berry had a daughter Jocelyn by their captor br br Drawing upon their recollections and the diary kept by Amanda Berry Berry and Gina DeJesus describe a tale of unimaginable torment and Pulitzer Prize winning i Washington Post i reporters Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan interweave the events within Castro s house with original reporting on efforts to find the missing girls The full story behind the headlines including details never previously released on Castro s life and motivations i Hope i is a harrowing yet inspiring chronicle of two women whose courage ingenuity and resourcefulness ultimately delivered them back to their lives and families


The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939–45

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Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival

Joe Simpson and his climbing partner Simon Yates had just reached the top of a foot peak in the Andes when disaster struck Simpson plunged off the vertical face of an ice ledge breaking his leg In the hours that followed darkness fell and a blizzard raged as Yates tried to lower his friend to safety Finally Yates was forced to cut the rope moments before he would have been pulled to his own death br The next three days were an impossibly grueling ordeal for both men Yates certain that Simpson was dead returned to base camp consumed with grief and guilt over abandoning him Miraculously Simpson had survived the fall but crippled starving and severely frostbitten was trapped in a deep crevasse Summoning vast reserves of physical and spiritual strength Simpson crawled over the cliffs and canyons of the Andes reaching base camp hours before Yates had planned to leave br How both men overcame the torments of those harrowing days is an epic tale of fear suffering and survival and a poignant testament to unshakable courage and friendship


The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide

Fans of The Kane Chronicles series will adore this gorgeous primer on the people places gods and creatures found in Rick Riordan s i New York Times i bestselling series Boasting lenticulars an easy to assemble trading card pyramid and full color diagrams and maps this deluxe lavishly illustrated guide teaches readers how to compile secret messages read hieroglyphics and recite ancient magic spells Featuring enough information and extras to satisfy avid followers and budding Egyptologists alike this guide will cast a spell on readers of all ages


The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

In this empowering book Gavin de Becker the man Oprah Winfrey calls the US s leading expert on violent behaviour shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger before it s too late Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable de Becker whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love including how to act when approached by a stranger when you should fear someone close to you what to do if you are being stalked how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person and more Learn to spot the danger signals others miss It might just save your life


The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

It s December and a man eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia s Far East The tiger isn t just killing people it s annihilating them and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold As the trackers sift through the gruesome remains of the victims they discover that these attacks aren t random the tiger is apparently engaged in a vendetta Injured starving and extremely dangerous the tiger must be found before it strikes again br br As he re creates these extraordinary events John Vaillant gives us an unforgettable portrait of this spectacularly beautiful and mysterious region We meet the native tribes who for centuries have worshipped and lived alongside tigers even sharing their kills with them We witness the arrival of Russian settlers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries soldiers and hunters who greatly diminished the tiger populations And we come to know their descendants who crushed by poverty have turned to poaching and further upset the natural balance of the region br br This ancient tenuous relationship between man and predator is at the very heart of this remarkable book Throughout we encounter surprising theories of how humans and tigers may have evolved to coexist how we may have developed as scavengers rather than hunters and how early i Homo sapiens i may have fit seamlessly into the tiger s ecosystem Above all we come to understand the endangered Siberian tiger a highly intelligent super predator that can grow to ten feet long weigh more than six hundred pounds and range daily over vast territories of forest and mountain br br Beautifully written and deeply informative i The Tiger i circles around three main characters Vladimir Markov a poacher killed by the tiger Yuri Trush the lead tracker and the tiger himself It is an absolutely gripping tale of man and nature that leads inexorably to a final showdown in a clearing deep in the taiga


Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance

From the world s foremost intellectual activist an irrefutable analysis of America s pursuit of total domination amp the catastrophic consequences that are sure to follow br The USA is in the process of staking out not just the globe but the last unarmed spot in the neighborhood the heavens as a militarized sphere of influence Earth amp its skies are for the Bush administration the final frontiers of imperial control i Hegemony or Survival i investigates how we came to this what kind of peril we re in amp why rulers are willing to jeopardize the future of our species With his trademark logic Chomsky dissects the quest for global supremacy tracking the government s aggressive pursuit of policies intended to achieve full spectrum dominance at any cost He lays out how the various strands of policy militarization of space the ballistic missile defense program unilateralism dismantling of international agreements amp the response to the Iraqi crisis cohere in a hegemonic drive threatening survival In our era he argues empire is a recipe for an earthly wasteland Lucid rigorous fully documented i Hegemony or Survival i promises to be his most urgent amp sweeping work in years certain to spark widespread debate


Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival

A spectacular true odyssey through the extremes of the Sahara Desert in the early th century Reader and protagonist alike are challenged into new ways of understanding culture clash slavery and the place of Islam in the social fabric of desert dwelling peoples br br In a calm May morning in Captain James Riley and the crew of the Commerce left port in Connecticut for an ordinary trading voyage They could never have imagined what awaited them br br Their nightmare began with a dreadful shipwreck off the coast of Africa a hair raising confrontation with hostile native tribesmen within hours of being washed ashore and a hellish confinement in a rickety longboat as they tried without success to escape the fearsome coast Eventually captured by desert nomads and sold into slavery Riley and his men were dragged along on an insane journey through the bone dry heart of the Sahara a region unknown to Westerners Along the way the Americans would encounter everything that could possibly test them barbarism murder starvation plagues of locusts death sandstorms that lasted for days dehydration and hostile tribes that roamed the desert on armies of camels They would discover ancient cities and secret oases They would also discover a surprising bond between a Muslim trader and an American sea captain men who began as strangers were forced to become allies in order to survive and in the tempering heat of the desert became friends even as the captain hatched a daring betrayal in order to save his men br br From the cold waters of the Atlantic to the searing Saharan sands Skeletons on the Zahara is a spectacular odyssey through the extremes Destined to become a classic among adventure narratives Dean King s masterpiece is an unforgettable tale of survival courage and brotherhood


Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard


Survival Songs

Say girl now and we see ourselves in kitchens See ourselves in graves But still we read our horoscopes br br Survival Songs is a rerelease of Meggie Royer s first collection of poems which was a finalist in the GoodReads Choice Awards for the Best Poetry Book of This edition includes new work including Royer s most popular poem The Morning After I Killed Myself Royer s debut contains the lonely hunger that exists in the rest of her work and is as powerful as it was when it was first released br br Meggie Royer is an artist from the Midwest She is the founder of literary magazine Persephone s Daughters and has had poems in Words Dance The Harpoon Review and more In she won the Scholastic Art amp Writing Awards gold medal for poetry and the silver medal for her writing portfolio She was also an Honorable Mention recipient of the Academy of American Poets Student Poetry Prize


The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks

b Those who don t learn from history are condemned to repeat it br b br From the Stone Age to the information age the undead have threatened to engulf the human race They re coming They re hungry br br b Don t wait for them to come to you br b br This is the graphic novel the fans demanded major zombie attacks from the dawn of humanity On the African savannas against the legions of ancient Rome on the high seas with Francis Drake every civilization has faced them Here are the grisly and heroic stories complete with eye popping artwork that pulsates with the hideous faces of the undead br br b Organize before they rise br b br Scripted by the world s leading zombie authority Max Brooks i Recorded Attacks i reveals how other eras and cultures have dealt with and survived the ancient viral plague By immersing ourselves in past horror we may yet prevail over the coming outbreak in our time


Survival of the Fittest (Alex Delaware, #12)

The daughter of a diplomat disappears on a school field trip lured into the Santa Monica mountains and killed in cold blood Her father denies the possibility of a political motive There are no signs of struggle no evidence of sexual assault leaving psychologist Alex Delaware and his friend LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis to pose the disturbing question i Why i br br Working together with Daniel Sharavi a brilliant Israeli police inspector Delaware and Sturgis soon find themselves ensnared in one of the darkest most menacing cases of their careers And when death strikes again it is Alex who must go undercover alone to expose an unthinkable conspiracy of self righteous brutality and total contempt for human life


Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival

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Lost in Shangri-la: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

Lost in Shangri La recounts the incredible true life adventure of twenty four officers and enlisted men and women who boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip which became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed br br On May twenty four officers and enlisted men and women stationed on what was then Dutch New Guinea boarded a transport plane named the Gremlin Special for a sightseeing trip over Shangri La A beautiful and mysterious valley surrounded by steep jagged mountain peaks deep within the island s uncharted jungle this hidden retreat was named after the fabled paradise in the bestselling novel Lost Horizon But unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton s book this Shangri La was the home of Stone Age warriors spear carrying tribesmen rumored to be headhunters and cannibals br br But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed Miraculously three passengers survived WAC Corporal Margaret Hastings Lieutenant John McCollom and Sergeant Kenneth Decker Margaret barefoot and burned had no choice but to wear her dead best friend s shoes McCollom grieving the death of his twin brother also aboard the Gremlin Special masked his grief with stoicism Decker too was severely burned and suffered a bloody gaping head wound br br Emotionally devastated badly injured and vulnerable to disease parasites and poisonous snakes in the wet jungle climate the trio faced certain death unless they left the wreckage Caught between man eating headhunters and the enemy Japanese with nothing to sustain them but a handful of candy and their own fortitude they endured a harrowing trek down the mountainside an exhausting journey into the unknown that would lead them straight into a primitive tribe of superstitious natives who had never before seen a white man or woman br br Drawn from personal interviews declassified Army documents personal photos and mementos a daily journal kept between the crash and the rescue effort and original film footage Lost in Shangri La recounts this incredible true life adventure for the first time Mitchell Zuckoff reveals how the determined trio dehydrated sick and in pain traversed the dense jungle foliage to find help how a brave band of Filipino American paratroopers led by a dogged captain risked their own lives to save the survivors how the Americans would be protected by and eventually befriend a noble native chief and his people and how a cowboy colonel was willing to risk a previously untried rescue mission to get them out br br A riveting work of narrative nonfiction that vividly brings to life an odyssey at times terrifying enlightening and comic Lost in Shangri La is a thrill ride from beginning to end


Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

In i Deep Survival i Laurence Gonzales combines hard science and powerful storytelling to illustrate the mysteries of survival whether in the wilderness or in meeting any of life s great challenges This gripping narrative the first book to describe the art and science of survival will change the way you see the world Everyone has a mountain to climb Everyone has a wilderness inside


Survival Lessons

Fifteen years ago Alice Hoffman received a diagnosis that changed everything about the life she d been living Most significant aside from the grueling physical ordeal she underwent was the way it changed how she felt inside and what she thought she ought to be doing with her days Now she has written the book that she needed to read then In this honest wise and upbeat guide Alice Hoffman provides a road map for the making of one s life into the very best it can be As she says In many ways I wrote this book to remind myself of the beauty of life something that s all too easy to overlook during the crisis of illness or loss There were many times when I forgot about roses and starry nights I forgot that our lives are made up of equal parts sorrow and joy and that it s impossible to have one without the other I wrote to remind myself that in the darkest hour the roses still bloom the stars still come out at night And to remind myself that despite everything that was happening to me there were still some choices I could make


Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur

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Survival in the Killing Fields

b Nothing has shaped my life as much as surviving the Pol Pot regime I am a survivor of the Cambodian holocaust That s who I am b br br He became famous through his academy award winning performance as Dith Pran in the film i The Killing Fields i but the key to Haing Ngor s screen success was the terrible truth of his own experiences in the rice paddies and labour camps of revolutionary Cambodia br br Here in a gripping memoir of life under the communist Khmer Rouge regime he reveals the country s descent into a hell beyond our imaginings a world of war slaves and senseless brutality where family life simply ceases to be But with the pain he also gives us hope and an illuminating example of how the best sort of love can actually be strengthened through the shared experience of a life threatening ordeal An eyewitness account of the real killing fields by an extraordinary survivor this book is both a reminder of the horrors of war and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit


Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival

From award winning writer and biologist Bernd Heinrich an intimate accessible and eloquent illumination of animal survival in Winter br br From flying squirrels to grizzly bears torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter Unlike their human counterparts who must alter their environment to accommodate our physical limitations animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions i e radical changes in a creature s physiology take place to match the demands of the environment Winter provides an especially remarkable situation because of how drastically it affects the most elemental component of all life water br br Examining everything from food sources in the extremely barren winter landscape to the chemical composition that allows certain creatures to survive Heinrich s Winter World awakens the largely undiscovered mysteries by which nature sustains herself through the harsh cruel exigencies of winters


Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival

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Rosewater: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival

When Maziar Bahari left London in June to cover Iran s presidential election he assured his pregnant fianc e Paola that he d be back in just a few days a week at most Little did he know as he kissed her good bye that he would spend the next three months in Iran s most notorious prison enduring brutal interrogation sessions at the hands of a man he knew only by his smell Rosewater br br For the Bahari family wars coups and revolutions are not distant concepts but intimate realities they have suffered for generations Maziar s father was imprisoned by the shah in the s and his sister by Ayatollah Khomeini in the s Alone in his cell at Evin Prison fearing the worst Maziar draws strength from his memories of the courage of his father and sister in the face of torture and hears their voices speaking to him across the years He dreams of being with Paola in London and imagines all that she and his rambunctious resilient eighty four year old mother must be doing to campaign for his release During the worst of his encounters with Rosewater he silently repeats the names of his loved ones calling on their strength and love to protect him and praying he will be released in time for the birth of his first child br br A riveting heart wrenching memoir i Rosewater i offers insight into the past seventy years of regime change in Iran as well as the future of a country where the democratic impulses of the youth continually clash with a government that becomes more totalitarian with each passing day An intimate and fascinating account of contemporary Iran it is also the moving and wonderfully written story of one family s extraordinary courage in the face of repression br br Now a major motion picture directed by Jon Stewart Previously published as i Then They Came for Me i


Arena One: Slaverunners (The Survival Trilogy, #1)

New York American has been decimated wiped out from the second Civil War In this post apocalyptic world survivors are far and few between And most of those who do survive are members of the violent gangs predators who live in the big cities They patrol the countryside looking for slaves for fresh victims to bring back into the city for their favorite death sport Arena One The death stadium where opponents are made to fight to the death in the most barbaric of ways There is only one rule to the arena no one survives Ever br br Deep in the wilderness high up in the Catskill Mountains year old Brooke Moore manages to survive hiding out with her younger sister Bree They are careful to avoid the gangs of slaverunners who patrol the countryside But one day Brooke is not as careful as she can be and Bree is captured The slaverunners take her away heading to the city and to what will be a certain death br br Brooke a Marine s daughter was raised to be tough to never back down from a fight When her sister is taken Brooke mobilizes uses everything at her disposal to chase down the slaverunners and get her sister back Along the way she runs into Ben another survivor like her whose brother was taken Together they team up on their rescue mission br br What follows is a post apocalyptic action packed thriller as the two of them pursue the slaverunners on the most dangerous ride of their lives following them deep into the heart of New York Along the way if they are to survive they will have to make some of the hardest choices and sacrifices of their lives encountering obstacles neither of them had expected including their unexpected feelings for each other Will they rescue their siblings Will they make it back And will they themselves have to fight in the arena


Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival

What begins as a dream adventure for four amicable if hastily met mochileros backpackers quickly becomes a struggle for survival as they unravel under the duress of the jungle They are an odd mix to be sure Marcus the Swiss mystic Karl the shady Austrian geologist Kevin the well intentioned American photographer and Yossi the Israeli adventurer Jungle is the incredible true story of Yossi Ghinsberg s triumph over the most adverse and frightening of circumstances It is a tale of survival and human fortitude against the wildest backdrop on the planet


Survival (Island, #2)

Six kids br One shipwreck br One desert island br Stranded Separated br Six kids are stuck on a desert island They have no food No shelter Nobody knows they are lost They must take from the island in order to survive But what if they re not alone br


Survival (The Guardians of Vesturon, #1)

Maybe I was caught between the two worlds I was having serious trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality br br While on a backpacking trip in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park nineteen year old Maddie Pearce finds her world has been thrown into a vortex and is madly spinning toward the impossible Abducted by a mad psychopath Maddie narrowly escapes with her life But that is only the beginning Her mysterious rescuer introduces her to a world that Maddie has difficulty accepting as reality Will this strikingly gorgeous stranger be the key to her future or will she return to her mundane world scarred from her experience Follow Maddie as she is forced to make difficult decisions that carry her to mysterious places


Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

b blockquote In her long awaited new book Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in i a href https www goodreads com book show Seabiscuit title Seabiscuit rel nofollow Seabiscuit a i Telling an unforgettable story of a man s journey into extremity Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind body and spirit blockquote b On a May afternoon in an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil gasoline and blood Then on the ocean surface a face appeared It was that of a young lieutenant the plane s bombardier who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War p The lieutenant s name was Louis Zamperini In boyhood he d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent breaking into houses brawling and fleeing his home to ride the rails As a teenager he had channeled his defiance into running discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four minute mile But when war had come the athlete had become an airman embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight a tiny raft and a drift into the unknown p p Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean leaping sharks a foundering raft thirst and starvation enemy aircraft and beyond a trial even greater Driven to the limits of endurance Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity suffering with hope resolve and humor brutality with rebellion His fate whether triumph or tragedy would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will p


Survival in Auschwitz

In Primo Levi a twenty five year old chemist and Italian citizen of Jewish race was arrested by Italian fascists and deported from his native Turin to Auschwitz Survival in Auschwitz is Levi s classic account of his ten months in the German death camp a harrowing story of systematic cruelty and miraculous endurance Remarkable for its simplicity restraint compassion and even wit Survival in Auschwitz remains a lasting testament to the indestructibility of the human spirit


The Rules of Survival

For Matt and his sisters life with their cruel vicious mother is a day to day struggle for survival But then Matt witnesses Murdoch coming to a child s rescue in a convenience store and for the first time he feels a glimmer of hope When amazingly Murdoch begins dating Matt s mother life is suddenly almost good But the relief lasts only a short time When Murdoch inevitably breaks up with their mother Matt knows he needs to take action But can he call upon his hero Or will he have to take measures into his own hands A heart wrenching portrait of a family in crisis this is Nancy Werlin s most compulsively readable novel yet


The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead

The b Zombie Survival Guide b is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive this book covers everything you need to know including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior the most effective defense tactics and weaponry ways to outfit your home for a long siege and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain br br Top Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack br br Organize before they rise br They feel no fear why should you br Use your head cut off theirs br Blades don t need reloading br Ideal protection tight clothes short hair br Get up the staircase then destroy it br Get out of the car get onto the bike br Keep moving keep low keep quiet keep alert br No place is safe only safer br The zombie may be gone but the threat lives on br br Don t be carefree and foolish with your most precious asset life This book is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now without your even knowing it The Zombie Survival Guide offers complete protection through trusted proven tips for safeguarding yourself and your loved ones against the living dead It is a book that can save your life


The Survival Kit

When Rose s mom dies she leaves behind a brown paper bag labeled Rose s Survival Kit Inside the bag Rose finds an iPod with a to be determined playlist a picture of peonies for growing a crystal heart for loving a paper star for making a wish and a paper kite for letting go br br As Rose ponders the meaning of each item she finds herself returning again and again to an unexpected source of comfort Will is her family s gardener the school hockey star and the only person who really understands what she s going through Can loss lead to love


Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland

b Two women kidnapped by infamous Cleveland school bus driver Ariel Castro share the stories of their abductions captivity and dramatic escape br b br On May Amanda Berry made headlines around the world when she fled a Cleveland home and called saying Help me I m Amanda Berry I ve been kidnapped and I ve been missing for ten years br br A horrifying story rapidly unfolded Ariel Castro a local school bus driver had separately lured Berry Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight to his home where he kept them chained In the decade that followed the three were raped psychologically abused and threatened with death Berry had a daughter Jocelyn by their captor br br Drawing upon their recollections and the diary kept by Amanda Berry Berry and Gina DeJesus describe a tale of unimaginable torment and Pulitzer Prize winning i Washington Post i reporters Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan interweave the events within Castro s house with original reporting on efforts to find the missing girls The full story behind the headlines including details never previously released on Castro s life and motivations i Hope i is a harrowing yet inspiring chronicle of two women whose courage ingenuity and resourcefulness ultimately delivered them back to their lives and families


The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939–45

No description available


Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival

Joe Simpson and his climbing partner Simon Yates had just reached the top of a foot peak in the Andes when disaster struck Simpson plunged off the vertical face of an ice ledge breaking his leg In the hours that followed darkness fell and a blizzard raged as Yates tried to lower his friend to safety Finally Yates was forced to cut the rope moments before he would have been pulled to his own death br The next three days were an impossibly grueling ordeal for both men Yates certain that Simpson was dead returned to base camp consumed with grief and guilt over abandoning him Miraculously Simpson had survived the fall but crippled starving and severely frostbitten was trapped in a deep crevasse Summoning vast reserves of physical and spiritual strength Simpson crawled over the cliffs and canyons of the Andes reaching base camp hours before Yates had planned to leave br How both men overcame the torments of those harrowing days is an epic tale of fear suffering and survival and a poignant testament to unshakable courage and friendship


The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide

Fans of The Kane Chronicles series will adore this gorgeous primer on the people places gods and creatures found in Rick Riordan s i New York Times i bestselling series Boasting lenticulars an easy to assemble trading card pyramid and full color diagrams and maps this deluxe lavishly illustrated guide teaches readers how to compile secret messages read hieroglyphics and recite ancient magic spells Featuring enough information and extras to satisfy avid followers and budding Egyptologists alike this guide will cast a spell on readers of all ages


The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

In this empowering book Gavin de Becker the man Oprah Winfrey calls the US s leading expert on violent behaviour shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger before it s too late Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable de Becker whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love including how to act when approached by a stranger when you should fear someone close to you what to do if you are being stalked how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person and more Learn to spot the danger signals others miss It might just save your life


The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

It s December and a man eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia s Far East The tiger isn t just killing people it s annihilating them and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold As the trackers sift through the gruesome remains of the victims they discover that these attacks aren t random the tiger is apparently engaged in a vendetta Injured starving and extremely dangerous the tiger must be found before it strikes again br br As he re creates these extraordinary events John Vaillant gives us an unforgettable portrait of this spectacularly beautiful and mysterious region We meet the native tribes who for centuries have worshipped and lived alongside tigers even sharing their kills with them We witness the arrival of Russian settlers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries soldiers and hunters who greatly diminished the tiger populations And we come to know their descendants who crushed by poverty have turned to poaching and further upset the natural balance of the region br br This ancient tenuous relationship between man and predator is at the very heart of this remarkable book Throughout we encounter surprising theories of how humans and tigers may have evolved to coexist how we may have developed as scavengers rather than hunters and how early i Homo sapiens i may have fit seamlessly into the tiger s ecosystem Above all we come to understand the endangered Siberian tiger a highly intelligent super predator that can grow to ten feet long weigh more than six hundred pounds and range daily over vast territories of forest and mountain br br Beautifully written and deeply informative i The Tiger i circles around three main characters Vladimir Markov a poacher killed by the tiger Yuri Trush the lead tracker and the tiger himself It is an absolutely gripping tale of man and nature that leads inexorably to a final showdown in a clearing deep in the taiga


Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance

From the world s foremost intellectual activist an irrefutable analysis of America s pursuit of total domination amp the catastrophic consequences that are sure to follow br The USA is in the process of staking out not just the globe but the last unarmed spot in the neighborhood the heavens as a militarized sphere of influence Earth amp its skies are for the Bush administration the final frontiers of imperial control i Hegemony or Survival i investigates how we came to this what kind of peril we re in amp why rulers are willing to jeopardize the future of our species With his trademark logic Chomsky dissects the quest for global supremacy tracking the government s aggressive pursuit of policies intended to achieve full spectrum dominance at any cost He lays out how the various strands of policy militarization of space the ballistic missile defense program unilateralism dismantling of international agreements amp the response to the Iraqi crisis cohere in a hegemonic drive threatening survival In our era he argues empire is a recipe for an earthly wasteland Lucid rigorous fully documented i Hegemony or Survival i promises to be his most urgent amp sweeping work in years certain to spark widespread debate


Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival

A spectacular true odyssey through the extremes of the Sahara Desert in the early th century Reader and protagonist alike are challenged into new ways of understanding culture clash slavery and the place of Islam in the social fabric of desert dwelling peoples br br In a calm May morning in Captain James Riley and the crew of the Commerce left port in Connecticut for an ordinary trading voyage They could never have imagined what awaited them br br Their nightmare began with a dreadful shipwreck off the coast of Africa a hair raising confrontation with hostile native tribesmen within hours of being washed ashore and a hellish confinement in a rickety longboat as they tried without success to escape the fearsome coast Eventually captured by desert nomads and sold into slavery Riley and his men were dragged along on an insane journey through the bone dry heart of the Sahara a region unknown to Westerners Along the way the Americans would encounter everything that could possibly test them barbarism murder starvation plagues of locusts death sandstorms that lasted for days dehydration and hostile tribes that roamed the desert on armies of camels They would discover ancient cities and secret oases They would also discover a surprising bond between a Muslim trader and an American sea captain men who began as strangers were forced to become allies in order to survive and in the tempering heat of the desert became friends even as the captain hatched a daring betrayal in order to save his men br br From the cold waters of the Atlantic to the searing Saharan sands Skeletons on the Zahara is a spectacular odyssey through the extremes Destined to become a classic among adventure narratives Dean King s masterpiece is an unforgettable tale of survival courage and brotherhood


Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard


Survival Songs

Say girl now and we see ourselves in kitchens See ourselves in graves But still we read our horoscopes br br Survival Songs is a rerelease of Meggie Royer s first collection of poems which was a finalist in the GoodReads Choice Awards for the Best Poetry Book of This edition includes new work including Royer s most popular poem The Morning After I Killed Myself Royer s debut contains the lonely hunger that exists in the rest of her work and is as powerful as it was when it was first released br br Meggie Royer is an artist from the Midwest She is the founder of literary magazine Persephone s Daughters and has had poems in Words Dance The Harpoon Review and more In she won the Scholastic Art amp Writing Awards gold medal for poetry and the silver medal for her writing portfolio She was also an Honorable Mention recipient of the Academy of American Poets Student Poetry Prize


The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks

b Those who don t learn from history are condemned to repeat it br b br From the Stone Age to the information age the undead have threatened to engulf the human race They re coming They re hungry br br b Don t wait for them to come to you br b br This is the graphic novel the fans demanded major zombie attacks from the dawn of humanity On the African savannas against the legions of ancient Rome on the high seas with Francis Drake every civilization has faced them Here are the grisly and heroic stories complete with eye popping artwork that pulsates with the hideous faces of the undead br br b Organize before they rise br b br Scripted by the world s leading zombie authority Max Brooks i Recorded Attacks i reveals how other eras and cultures have dealt with and survived the ancient viral plague By immersing ourselves in past horror we may yet prevail over the coming outbreak in our time


Survival of the Fittest (Alex Delaware, #12)

The daughter of a diplomat disappears on a school field trip lured into the Santa Monica mountains and killed in cold blood Her father denies the possibility of a political motive There are no signs of struggle no evidence of sexual assault leaving psychologist Alex Delaware and his friend LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis to pose the disturbing question i Why i br br Working together with Daniel Sharavi a brilliant Israeli police inspector Delaware and Sturgis soon find themselves ensnared in one of the darkest most menacing cases of their careers And when death strikes again it is Alex who must go undercover alone to expose an unthinkable conspiracy of self righteous brutality and total contempt for human life


Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival

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Lost in Shangri-la: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

Lost in Shangri La recounts the incredible true life adventure of twenty four officers and enlisted men and women who boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip which became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed br br On May twenty four officers and enlisted men and women stationed on what was then Dutch New Guinea boarded a transport plane named the Gremlin Special for a sightseeing trip over Shangri La A beautiful and mysterious valley surrounded by steep jagged mountain peaks deep within the island s uncharted jungle this hidden retreat was named after the fabled paradise in the bestselling novel Lost Horizon But unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton s book this Shangri La was the home of Stone Age warriors spear carrying tribesmen rumored to be headhunters and cannibals br br But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed Miraculously three passengers survived WAC Corporal Margaret Hastings Lieutenant John McCollom and Sergeant Kenneth Decker Margaret barefoot and burned had no choice but to wear her dead best friend s shoes McCollom grieving the death of his twin brother also aboard the Gremlin Special masked his grief with stoicism Decker too was severely burned and suffered a bloody gaping head wound br br Emotionally devastated badly injured and vulnerable to disease parasites and poisonous snakes in the wet jungle climate the trio faced certain death unless they left the wreckage Caught between man eating headhunters and the enemy Japanese with nothing to sustain them but a handful of candy and their own fortitude they endured a harrowing trek down the mountainside an exhausting journey into the unknown that would lead them straight into a primitive tribe of superstitious natives who had never before seen a white man or woman br br Drawn from personal interviews declassified Army documents personal photos and mementos a daily journal kept between the crash and the rescue effort and original film footage Lost in Shangri La recounts this incredible true life adventure for the first time Mitchell Zuckoff reveals how the determined trio dehydrated sick and in pain traversed the dense jungle foliage to find help how a brave band of Filipino American paratroopers led by a dogged captain risked their own lives to save the survivors how the Americans would be protected by and eventually befriend a noble native chief and his people and how a cowboy colonel was willing to risk a previously untried rescue mission to get them out br br A riveting work of narrative nonfiction that vividly brings to life an odyssey at times terrifying enlightening and comic Lost in Shangri La is a thrill ride from beginning to end


Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

In i Deep Survival i Laurence Gonzales combines hard science and powerful storytelling to illustrate the mysteries of survival whether in the wilderness or in meeting any of life s great challenges This gripping narrative the first book to describe the art and science of survival will change the way you see the world Everyone has a mountain to climb Everyone has a wilderness inside


Survival Lessons

Fifteen years ago Alice Hoffman received a diagnosis that changed everything about the life she d been living Most significant aside from the grueling physical ordeal she underwent was the way it changed how she felt inside and what she thought she ought to be doing with her days Now she has written the book that she needed to read then In this honest wise and upbeat guide Alice Hoffman provides a road map for the making of one s life into the very best it can be As she says In many ways I wrote this book to remind myself of the beauty of life something that s all too easy to overlook during the crisis of illness or loss There were many times when I forgot about roses and starry nights I forgot that our lives are made up of equal parts sorrow and joy and that it s impossible to have one without the other I wrote to remind myself that in the darkest hour the roses still bloom the stars still come out at night And to remind myself that despite everything that was happening to me there were still some choices I could make


Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur

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Survival in the Killing Fields

b Nothing has shaped my life as much as surviving the Pol Pot regime I am a survivor of the Cambodian holocaust That s who I am b br br He became famous through his academy award winning performance as Dith Pran in the film i The Killing Fields i but the key to Haing Ngor s screen success was the terrible truth of his own experiences in the rice paddies and labour camps of revolutionary Cambodia br br Here in a gripping memoir of life under the communist Khmer Rouge regime he reveals the country s descent into a hell beyond our imaginings a world of war slaves and senseless brutality where family life simply ceases to be But with the pain he also gives us hope and an illuminating example of how the best sort of love can actually be strengthened through the shared experience of a life threatening ordeal An eyewitness account of the real killing fields by an extraordinary survivor this book is both a reminder of the horrors of war and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit


Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival

From award winning writer and biologist Bernd Heinrich an intimate accessible and eloquent illumination of animal survival in Winter br br From flying squirrels to grizzly bears torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter Unlike their human counterparts who must alter their environment to accommodate our physical limitations animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions i e radical changes in a creature s physiology take place to match the demands of the environment Winter provides an especially remarkable situation because of how drastically it affects the most elemental component of all life water br br Examining everything from food sources in the extremely barren winter landscape to the chemical composition that allows certain creatures to survive Heinrich s Winter World awakens the largely undiscovered mysteries by which nature sustains herself through the harsh cruel exigencies of winters


Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival

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Rosewater: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival

When Maziar Bahari left London in June to cover Iran s presidential election he assured his pregnant fianc e Paola that he d be back in just a few days a week at most Little did he know as he kissed her good bye that he would spend the next three months in Iran s most notorious prison enduring brutal interrogation sessions at the hands of a man he knew only by his smell Rosewater br br For the Bahari family wars coups and revolutions are not distant concepts but intimate realities they have suffered for generations Maziar s father was imprisoned by the shah in the s and his sister by Ayatollah Khomeini in the s Alone in his cell at Evin Prison fearing the worst Maziar draws strength from his memories of the courage of his father and sister in the face of torture and hears their voices speaking to him across the years He dreams of being with Paola in London and imagines all that she and his rambunctious resilient eighty four year old mother must be doing to campaign for his release During the worst of his encounters with Rosewater he silently repeats the names of his loved ones calling on their strength and love to protect him and praying he will be released in time for the birth of his first child br br A riveting heart wrenching memoir i Rosewater i offers insight into the past seventy years of regime change in Iran as well as the future of a country where the democratic impulses of the youth continually clash with a government that becomes more totalitarian with each passing day An intimate and fascinating account of contemporary Iran it is also the moving and wonderfully written story of one family s extraordinary courage in the face of repression br br Now a major motion picture directed by Jon Stewart Previously published as i Then They Came for Me i


Arena One: Slaverunners (The Survival Trilogy, #1)

New York American has been decimated wiped out from the second Civil War In this post apocalyptic world survivors are far and few between And most of those who do survive are members of the violent gangs predators who live in the big cities They patrol the countryside looking for slaves for fresh victims to bring back into the city for their favorite death sport Arena One The death stadium where opponents are made to fight to the death in the most barbaric of ways There is only one rule to the arena no one survives Ever br br Deep in the wilderness high up in the Catskill Mountains year old Brooke Moore manages to survive hiding out with her younger sister Bree They are careful to avoid the gangs of slaverunners who patrol the countryside But one day Brooke is not as careful as she can be and Bree is captured The slaverunners take her away heading to the city and to what will be a certain death br br Brooke a Marine s daughter was raised to be tough to never back down from a fight When her sister is taken Brooke mobilizes uses everything at her disposal to chase down the slaverunners and get her sister back Along the way she runs into Ben another survivor like her whose brother was taken Together they team up on their rescue mission br br What follows is a post apocalyptic action packed thriller as the two of them pursue the slaverunners on the most dangerous ride of their lives following them deep into the heart of New York Along the way if they are to survive they will have to make some of the hardest choices and sacrifices of their lives encountering obstacles neither of them had expected including their unexpected feelings for each other Will they rescue their siblings Will they make it back And will they themselves have to fight in the arena


Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival

What begins as a dream adventure for four amicable if hastily met mochileros backpackers quickly becomes a struggle for survival as they unravel under the duress of the jungle They are an odd mix to be sure Marcus the Swiss mystic Karl the shady Austrian geologist Kevin the well intentioned American photographer and Yossi the Israeli adventurer Jungle is the incredible true story of Yossi Ghinsberg s triumph over the most adverse and frightening of circumstances It is a tale of survival and human fortitude against the wildest backdrop on the planet


Survival (Island, #2)

Six kids br One shipwreck br One desert island br Stranded Separated br Six kids are stuck on a desert island They have no food No shelter Nobody knows they are lost They must take from the island in order to survive But what if they re not alone br


Survival (The Guardians of Vesturon, #1)

Maybe I was caught between the two worlds I was having serious trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality br br While on a backpacking trip in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park nineteen year old Maddie Pearce finds her world has been thrown into a vortex and is madly spinning toward the impossible Abducted by a mad psychopath Maddie narrowly escapes with her life But that is only the beginning Her mysterious rescuer introduces her to a world that Maddie has difficulty accepting as reality Will this strikingly gorgeous stranger be the key to her future or will she return to her mundane world scarred from her experience Follow Maddie as she is forced to make difficult decisions that carry her to mysterious places