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The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
John Vaillant

ANIMALS MAMMALS TIGERS VAI

A man-eating Siberian tiger is on the prowl outside a remote Russian village and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold.


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The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter's Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete
Matt Long

BIOGRAPHY LONG

Crushed by a bus while bicycling, New York City firefighter Matt Long was transformed from an elite athlete to a man that might never walk again. Despite a gloomy prognosis, five months in the hospital and 40 operations, he never takes his mind off the goal: finishing the NYC marathon again.


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Down Around Midnight: A Memoir of Crash and Survival
Robert Sabbag

BIOGRAPHY SABBAG

One of eight passengers on board Flight 248 when it crashed into the woods of Cape Cod, Sabbag examines the details of the crash nearly 30 years later and breaks down the emotions, coincidence, and facts behind the catastrophic event.


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Not Without Hope
Nick Schuyler

BIOGRAPHY SCHUYLER

A deep-sea fishing trip with friends takes a tragic turn when a storm hits and the inexperienced boaters make a fatal mistake.


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Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
Blaine Harden

HISTORY ASIA HAR

Twenty-six years ago, Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Camp 14, one of five sprawling political prisons in the mountains of North Korea. This is the gripping, terrifying story of his escape from this no-exit prison—to freedom in South Korea.


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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
David Grann

HISTORY DISCOVER GRA

Grann sets out to solve a mystery by following in the footsteps of British explorer Percy Fawcett, whose Amazon expedition disappeared in 1925 while searching for the ancient city of El Dorado.


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Joker One: A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood
Donovan Campbell

HISTORY MILITARY MIDEAST CAM

Assigned to one of Iraq’s worst hot spots, the marines of Joker One spend seven months fighting enemies among 350,000 Iraqi civilians and facing urgent life-and-death decisions on a daily basis.


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Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
Marcus Luttrell

HISTORY MILITARY MIDEAST LUT

The leader, and only survivor, of a team of U.S. Navy SEALs sent to northern Afghanistan to capture a well-known al Qaeda leader chronicles the events of the battle that killed his teammates and offers insight into the training of this elite group of warriors.


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

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 HIL

The story of Louie Zamperini, an Olympic runner turned Army Air Corps bombardier, who crashed during a routine search mission over the Pacific and survived 47 days on a life raft, only to be captured by the Japanese and placed in a POW camp where his journey was just beginning.


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

HISTORY MILITARY WW2 ZUC

Describes the 1945 odyssey of three plane crash survivors in New Guinea who endured a harrowing journey through the jungle, their encounter with a primitive tribe who had never seen white people, and their eventual rescue by paratroopers.


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Desperate Passage: The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West
Ethan Rarick

HISTORY US 19TH RAR

Offers an intimate portrait of the Donner party’s westward-bound wagon train and their unimaginable ordeal – trapped for the winter in the brutal Sierra Nevada Mountains with 81 people, little food, and only primitive shelter.


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Eat, Sleep, Ride: How I Braved Bears, Badlands, and Big Breakfasts in My Quest to Cycle the Tour Divide
Paul Howard

SPORTS CYCLING HOW

Follows the author on the world’s longest mountain-bike race, beginning in Banff, Alberta, and ending 2,800 miles later at the Mexico-U.S. border – a race which is both exhilaratingly thrilling and exhaustingly difficult.


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Up: A Mother and Daughter's Peakbagging Adventure
Patricia Ellis Herr

SPORTS OUTDOOR HER

Documents the shared effort of the Harvard anthropologist author and her young daughter to climb all 48 of New Hampshire’s mountains higher than 4,000 feet.


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Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
Joan Druett

TRANSPOR BOATS DRU

Crews from two different vessels are shipwrecked on opposite ends of the same subantarctic island, with drastically different results. The Grafton’s crew survives and even builds a boat to launch a rescue team, while the 19 survivors of the Invercauld quibble among themselves, dwindle in number, and resort to cannibalism.


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Black Wave: A Family's Adventure at Sea and the Disaster That Saved Them
John and Jean Silverwood

TRANSPOR BOATS SIL

Leaving everything behind to sail around the world in a 55-foot catamaran, a suburban California family of six hits a reef off a South Pacific island and must fight to survive.


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On the Edge of Survival: A Shipwreck, a Raging Storm, and the Harrowing Alaskan Rescue That Became a Legend
Spike Walker

TRANSPOR BOATS WAL

Chronicles the dramatic story of the December 2004 rescue of a Malaysian cargo ship that ran aground on Alaska’s Aleutian Islands during a brutal storm, an effort further complicated by the crash of a Jayhawk rescue helicopter.


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