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The Best of the Best: True Survival Stories at the Hudson Public Library

Stranded in the mountains, lost at sea, trapped by a storm, or captured and imprisoned, survival stories can provide exciting reading experiences. The list below includes some of the best available. These and many others are on display at the library and ready for checkout!

 

Into Thin Air:  A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster     Jon Krakauer    

Unbroken:  A WWII Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption     Laura Hillenbrand   

Touching the Void:  The True Story of One Man’s Miraculous Survival     Joe Simpson    

Adrift:  Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea     Steven Callahan    

Alive:  Sixteen Men, Seventy-Two Days, and Insurmountable Odds -- The Classic Adventure of Survival in the Andes     Piers Paul Read  

Into the Wild     Jon Krakauer    

Between a Rock and a Hard Place     Aron Ralston              

In the Heart of the Sea:  The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex     Nathaniel Philbrick  

Skeletons on the Zahara:  A True Story of Survival     Dean King 

Night     Elie Wiesel

Link to the pamphlet.

               

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.