Great American Survival Stories: Lyons Press Classics by Lamar UnderwoodGreat American Survival Stories: Lyons Press Classics by Lamar Underwood

Great American Survival Stories: Lyons Press Classics

EditorLamar Underwood

Paperback | September 1, 2017

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Fifteen gripping tales of determination, strength of mind, perseverance, and fortitude.Although survival is often taken for granted - something every human strives to achieve on a daily basis - it is just this everyday imperative that makes for the most exciting stories. When something goes wrong, when survival is threatened, often by something as simple and sudden as a boat overturning or a traveler losing his way, this is when the necessity of survival is no longer just another daily chore. This is when something as intrinsic as breathing or swallowing becomes the most essential need and the most sought-after desire.Great American Survival Stories includes contributions from Jack London, Theodore Roosevelt, John Wesley Powell, Owen Chase, John Muir, Osborne Russell, Stephen Crane, Francis Parkman, Henry David Thoreau, Richard Henry Dana Jr., and others.
Lamar Underwood is the former editor-in-chief of Sports Afield and Outdoor Life magazines. He is author of the novel, On Dangerous Ground, Doubleday, 1989, and is editor of several anthologies for Lyons Press. These include, Greatest Fishing Stories Ever Told, Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told, Into the Backing, Greatest Adventure Sto...
Title:Great American Survival Stories: Lyons Press ClassicsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:368 pages, 8.62 × 5.43 × 1.08 inShipping dimensions:8.62 × 5.43 × 1.08 inPublished:September 1, 2017Publisher:Lyons PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1493029630

ISBN - 13:9781493029631


Table of Contents

About this Book by Lamar Underwood1. The Storm by Lafcadio Hearn2. The River of Doubt by Theodore Roosevelt3. Two Mountain Men by George Laycock4. To Build a Fire by Jack London5. The Great Unknown by John Wesley Powell6. Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex by Owen Chase7. An Adventure with a Dog and a Glacier by John Muir8. Encounter with the Blackfeet by Osborne Russell9. On Dangerous Ground by Lamar Underwood10. The Open Boat by Stephen Crane11. On the Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman12. The Battle of the Marten and the Porcupine by Mayne Reid13. Around the Horn by Richard Henry Dana Jr.14. Love of Life by Jack London15. Survival at Walden by Henry David ThoreauList of Sources