Our topic today was books about surviving in nature, from hurricanes to plane crashes to boat accidents to ice in the Arctic. Wow! Thanks for all the many calls and e-mails and the many book suggestions that we got this morning on The Point! Mindy, Vicky, and I were delighted to have so many great suggestions! Here is the complete book list, including titles that we didn’t have time for, but which we had in the studio with us. Miss the show? You can listen tonight at 7 PM on WCAI or listen online!
81 Days Below Zero by Brian Murphy
Anything by Michael Tougias
*Lost on a Mountain in Maine by Donn Fendler
*Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness by Donn Fendler – graphic novel based on the book.
*A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson.
New England and at sea:
*A Wind to Shake the World: The Story of the 1938 Hurricane by Everett S. Allen
*In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick.
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger
*Adrift: 76 Days Lost at Sea by Steven Callahan
*Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing.
Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann.
Other Faraway Places:
*Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia’s Convict Women by Deborah J. Swiss.
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
The Long Walk: the True Story of a Trek to Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz
Breaking Wild by Diane Les Becquets
Two if by Sea by Jacquelyn Mitchard
The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett
The Hurricane by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
Adrift: seventy-six days lost at sea by Steven Callahan
Down Around Midnight: a memoir of crash and survival by Robert Sabbag
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
The Donner Party by George Keithley
Donner Dinner Party by Nathan Hale
The Real Story: a guide to nonfiction reading interests by Sarah Statz Cords
Not Enough Time For
Savage Summit: the true stories of the first five women who climbed K2 by Jennifer Jordan
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs with an introduction by Thomas Mallon
Tom Brown’s Field Guide: wilderness survival by Tom Brown, Jr., with Brandt Morgan
Alive: the story of the Andes survivors by Piers Paul Read
Papillon by Henri Charrière
Isaac’s Storm by Eric Larson
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Lost in the Yellowstone by Truman Everts
No Picnic on Mount Kenya by Felice Benuzzi
One Hundred and Four Horses by Mandy Retzlaff
White Waters and Black by Gordon MacCreagh
Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner