Best Survival Biographies Books
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1. The Crystal Bible
Author: by Judy Hall
Published at: Krause Publications (May 11, 2003)
A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide to crystals. Find a known crystal instantly or identify an unknown crystal in this easy-to-follow directory that includes photographic identification, detailed descriptions, and information on the individual properties of each crystal-including the spiritual, mental and psychological, emotional and physical effects, plus its use in healing.
It’s an indispensable reference for crystal lovers everywhere.
2. Into the Wild
Author: by Jon Krakauer
Published at: Anchor Books; 1st edition (February 1, 1997)
Krakauer’s page-turning bestseller explores a famed missing person mystery while unraveling the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons.”Terrifying…Eloquent…
A heart-rending drama of human yearning.” New York TimesIn April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt.McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.
Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir.
3. I'm Just Charlie: The Autobiography of Charlie Ward
Author: by Dr Charlie Ward
Published at: Nielsen (December 21, 2020)
During the Great Plandemic of 2020, a new voice arrived on YouTube that was searching for “The Truth” and because of his endearing personality, inside information and fascinating guests, the phenomenon that is Charlie Ward was born. But, before Charlie became an online sensation, he had a whirlwind 60 years on the planet that saw him go from being a humble English kid brought up in bizarre religious cult in the 1960s to being an international financier and mover of money for the World’s governments.
He was even offered a 1 million advance for telling his life story by the now disgraced and deceased PR guru Max Clifford back in 2010, his life story was so explosive. So Charlie has now put pen to paper and for the first time ever, has told the story of his life in his Official Autobiography “I’m Just Charlie”
4. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Author: by Jon Krakauer
Published at: Anchor; Reprint edition (October 19, 1999)
National Bestseller “A harrowing tale of the perils of high-altitude climbing, a story of bad luck and worse judgment and of heartbreaking heroism.” PEOPLE A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt.
Everest, saw nothing that “suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down.” He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more-including Krakauer’s-in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer’s epic account of the May 1996 disaster.
By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas.
He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman, the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition. Krakauer’s highly personal inquiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong. But for Krakauer himself, further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climber’s death.
5. The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story
Author: by David Crow
Published at: Sandra Jonas Publishing (October 14, 2019)
Spur Award Winner for Best Western First Nonfiction Book Spur Award Finalist for Best Western Contemporary Nonfiction IPPY Silver Award for Best Memoir Next Generation Indie Award for Best Memoir (Overcoming Adversity) International Book Award for Best True Crime Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal, Nonfiction DramaA violent ex-con forces his son to commit crimes in this unforgettable memoir about family and survival.
Growing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation, David Crow and his three siblings idolized their dad, a self-taught Cherokee who loved to tell his children about his World War II feats. But as time passed, David discovered the other side of Thurston Crow, the ex-con with his own code of ethics that justified cruelty, violence, lieseven murder.
Intimidating David with beatings, Thurston coerced his son into doing his criminal bidding. David’s mom, too mentally ill to care for her children, couldn’t protect him. Through sheer determination, David managed to get into college and achieve professional success. When he finally found the courage to refuse his father’s criminal demands, he unwittingly triggered a plot of revenge that would force him into a deadly showdown with Thurston Crow.
6. Surviving The Forest
Author: by Adiva Geffen
Published at: Independently published (February 6, 2019)
Five shots on Saturday morning change their fate foreverShurka is a happy young woman who lives a fairy tale life with her beloved husband and their two young children, in a pretty house in a village in Poland. She believes that nothing can hurt them.
Or so she thinksThen, World War II breaks out and the happy family quickly understands that their happiness has come to a brutal end. The family is forced to flee their house and find shelter in a neighboring ghetto, where they come to realized that the Gestapo is taking Jews away on trucks every night, never to be seen again.
The family makes a brave and difficult choice to flee to the dark forest. There, surrounded by animals, they know that this is their only chance of escaping the real beasts. They have no idea what will await them, but they know that doing nothing is not an option if they wish to survive.
Surviving the Forest is the second book in the “World War II Brave Women” series
7. BAD KARMA: The True Story of a Mexico Trip from Hell
Author: by Paul Wilson
Published at: Ocean Front Publishing; Illustrated edition (December 26, 2019)
In the summer of 1978, twenty-one-year-old Paul Wilson jumps at the chance to join two local icons on a dream surf trip to mainland Mexico, unaware their ultimate destination lies in the heart of drug cartel country. Having no earthly idea of where he’ll get the money to pay his share, and determined to prove his mettle, he does the only thing he can think of: He robs a supermarket.
And, if karma didn’t already have enough reason to doom the trip, he soon learns one of his companions is a convicted killer on the run, and the other an unscrupulous cad. Mishap and misfortune rule the days, and mere survival takes precedence over surfing.
Original photographs (including pre-kingpin El Chapo), and Wilson’s strong narrative style, combine to make this true story personalin the tradition of Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, and Barbarian Days, A Surfing Life by William Finneganexcept this tale had to wait for the statute of limitations to expire before it could be told.
READERS FAVORITE – Silver Award Winner for 2020! Bad Karma has instantly joined the pantheon of great adventure writing! Elizabeth Howard “Fear and Loathing goes to Mexico” Neil P. Reid “Amazing story!!! When does the movie come out?” Launa Brockman”Exhilarating, raw, PURE…
8. The Final Frontiersman: Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness
Author: by James Campbell
Published at: Atria Books; First Printing edition (September 13, 2005)
The inspiration for The Last Alaskansthe eight-part documentary series on the Discovery Channel! Called [one of] the greatest life-or-death-tales ever told (Esquire), James Campbell’s inimitable insider account of a family’s nomadic life in the unshaped Arctic wilderness is an icily gripping, intimate profile that stands up well beside Krakauer’s classic [Into the Wild], and it stands too, as a kind of testament to the rough beauty of improbably wild dreams (Men’s Journal).
Hundreds of hardy people have tried to carve a living in the Alaskan bush, but few have succeeded as consistently as Heimo Korth. Originally from Wisconsin, Heimo traveled to the Arctic wilderness in his feverous twenties. Now, more than three decades later, Heimo lives with his wife and two daughters approximately 200 miles from civilizationa sustainable, nomadic life bounded by the migrating caribou, the dangers of swollen rivers, and by the very exigencies of daily existence.
In The Final Frontiersman, Heimo’s cousin James Campbell chronicles the Korth family’s amazing experience, their adventures, and the tragedy that continues to shape their lives. With a deft voice and in spectacular, at times unimaginable detail, Campbell invites us into Heimo’s heartland and home.
9. Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
Author: by Frank McCourt
Published at: Scribner; Uncorrected Proof edition (May 25, 1999)
A Pulitzer Prizewinning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland. When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while.
Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood. So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland.
Frank’s mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank’s father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachyexasperating, irresponsible, and beguilingdoes nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story.
Frank lives for his father’s tales of Cuchulain, who saved Ireland, and of the Angel on the Seventh Step, who brings his mother babies. Perhaps it is story that accounts for Frank’s survival. Wearing rags for diapers, begging a pig’s head for Christmas dinner and gathering coal from the roadside to light a fire, Frank endures poverty, near-starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighborsyet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance, and remarkable forgiveness.
10. The Devil's Highway: A True Story
Author: by Luis Alberto Urrea
Published at: Little Brown (January 1, 2004)
From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, “the single most compelling, lucid, and lyrical contemporary account of the absurdity of U.S. Border policy” (The Atlantic). In May 2001, a group of men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, through the deadliest region of the continent, the “Devil’s Highway.” Three years later, Luis Alberto Urrea wrote about what happened to them.
The result was a national bestseller, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a “book of the year” in multiple newspapers, and a work proclaimed as a modern American classic.
11. The Crystal Bible 2
Author: by Judy Hall
Published at: Krause Publications; Illustrated edition (August 21, 2009)
An indispensable reference for crystal lovers! This second volume of the bestselling The Crystal Bible covers more than 200 additional crystals, including high-vibration stones for spiritual alchemy and the recently revealed Greenland stones. This essential resource includes crystals for energy enhancement and space clearing and the crystal medicine wheel.
Beautifully illustrated, it is a comprehensive guide to exceptional crystals and their healing applications and environmental and karmic effects. Explore more of the world’s crystals with The Crystal Bible 2!
Author: by Amira Keidar
Published at: Independently published (October 6, 2019)
A little girl is smuggled out of a Ghetto. Two courageous women. And an inspirational story of survival. In 1941, the height of World War II, in a Polish ghetto a baby girl named Rachel was born. Her parents, Jacob and Zippa, were willing to do anything to keep her alive.
They nicknamed her Lalechka. Just before Lalechka’s first birthday, the Nazis began to systematically murder everyone in the ghetto. Her father, understood that staying in the ghetto would mean certain death for his child. In a desperate but hope-filled move, Lalechka’s parents decided to save their daughter, no matter at what cost.
Jacob smuggled them outside the boundaries of the ghetto where Zippa’s Polish friends, Irena and Sophia, were waiting. She entrusted her beloved Lalechka to them and returned to the ghetto to remain with her husband and parents unaware of the fate that awaited her.
Irena and Sophia took on the burden of caring for Lalechka during the war, pretending that she was part of their family despite the grave danger of being discovered and executed. Lalechka is based on the unique journal written by the young mother during the annihilation of the ghetto, as well as on interviews with key figures in the story, rare documents, and authentic letters.
13. The Twenty-Ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra
Author: by Alex Messenger
Published at: Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (November 10, 2020)
A six-hundred-mile canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness is a seventeen-year-old’s dream adventure, but after he is mauled by a grizzly bear, it’s all about staying alive. This true-life wilderness survival epic recounts seventeen-year-old Alex Messenger’s near-lethal encounter with a grizzly bear during a canoe trip in the Canadian tundra.
The story follows Alex and his five companions as they paddle north through harrowing rapids and stunning terrain. Twenty-nine days into the trip, while out hiking alone, Alex is attacked by a barren-ground grizzly. Left for dead, he wakes to find that his summer adventure has become a struggle to stay alive.
Over the next hours and days, Alex and his companions tend his wounds and use their resilience, ingenuity, and dogged perseverance to reach help at a remote village a thousand miles north of the US-Canadian border. The Twenty-Ninth Day is a coming-of-age story like no other, filled with inspiring subarctic landscapes, thrilling riverine paddling, and a trial by fire of the human spirit.
14. Hollywood Park: A Memoir
Author: by Mikel Jollett
Published at: Celadon Books (May 26, 2020)
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*A Gen-X This Boy’s Life… Music and his fierce brilliance boost Jollett; a visceral urge to leave his background behind propels him to excel… In the end, Jollett shakes off the past to become the captain of his own soul.
Hollywood Park is a triumph.”O, The Oprah Magazine”This moving and profound memoir is for anyone who loves a good redemption story.”Good Morning America, 20 Books We’re Excited for in 2020″Several years ago, Jollett began writing Hollywood Park, the gripping and brutally honest memoir of his life.
Published in the middle of the pandemic, it has gone on to become one of the summer’s most celebrated books and a New York Times best seller…” Los Angeles MagazineHOLLYWOOD PARK is a remarkable memoir of a tumultuous life. Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country’s most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse.
Yet, ultimately, his is a story of fierce love and family loyalty told in a raw, poetic voice that signals the emergence of a uniquely gifted writer. We were never young. We were just too afraid of ourselves. No one told us who we were or what we were or where all our parents went.
15. Bring Back Our Girls: The Untold Story of the Global Search for Nigeria's Missing Schoolgirls
Author: by Joe Parkinson
Published at: Harper (March 2, 2021)
What happens after you click Tweet? The heart-stopping definitive account of the mission to rescue hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls whose abduction ignited a global social media campaign and a dramatic worldwide intervention. In the spring of 2014, millions of Twitter users, including some of the world’s most famous people, unwittingly helped turn a group of 276 schoolgirls abducted by a little-known Islamist sect into a central prize in the global War on Terror by retweeting a call for their release: #BringBackOurGirls.
With just four words, their tweets launched an army of would-be liberators. Soldiers and drones, spies, mercenaries, and glory hunters descended into an obscure conflict that few understood, in a remote part of Nigeria that had barely begun to use the internet.
When hostage talks and military intervention failed, the schoolgirls were forced to take survival into their own hands. As their days in captivity dragged into years, the young women learned to withstand hunger, disease, and torment, and became witnesses and victims of unspeakable brutality.