July 12, 2010 | cpl_admin
Real Life Exploits.
In the land of white death : an epic story of survival in the Siberian Arctic by Valerian Albanov ; preface by Jon Krakauer ; introduction by David Roberts ; Alison Anderson, translator ; with additional material from William Barr's translation from the Russian — In 1912, 11 Russians tried to walk to survival when their ship froze in the Artic ice.
The darkest jungle : the true story of the Darién expedition and America's ill-fated race to connect the seas by Todd Balf — An account of the tortuous expedition in search of a place to build the Panama Canal.
Alone by Richard E. Byrd ; decorations by Richard E. Harrison — The tale of a winter spent alone in the Antarctic.
Carrying the fire : an astronaut's journeys by Michael Collins ; with a foreword by Charles A. Lindbergh — How it felt to be exploring space, told by an Apollo 11 pilot.