In a survival situation, a wrong decision could spell the difference between life and death.
No one knows this better than Les Stroud, who has survived everywhere from the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari to the snake-infested jungles of the Amazon. In Will to Live, Les examines many incredible true life survival stories—explaining what happened and why, and offering valuable perspectives on what went right, what went wrong, and what could have been done differently. The tales in Will to Live include:
Chris McCandless—the subject of the book and movie Into the Wild.Yossi Ghinsberg—who survived alone in the Amazon for twenty-one days.
Douglas Mawson—the Antarctic "superman" who survived three hellish months at the bottom of the planet.
Nando Parrado—who was trapped for two months high in the Andes after a plane crash killed his friends and family.
Plus . . . stories from Les's own experiences, along with practical sidebars with tips on how to escape quicksand, butcher a moose, cross a snow-covered crevasse, and more.
Provocative and entertaining, Will to Live is a compilation of history's most intriguing survival stories from one of the world's foremost experts.
LES STROUD is the author of Survive! and Will to Live. An expert survivalist, Les is also a filmmaker, a singer-songwriter and the creator of the television shows Survivorman and Beyond Survival. A member of the prestigious Explorers Club, he has produced, hosted and appeared in many television specials, including Shark Week, Surviving Alaska and Off the Grid With Les Stroud. Visit him online at lesstroud.ca or on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter @reallesstroud.read more
Reviews for Will to Live
Written by Les Stroud from TV's Survivorman, this is not one of the better survival books I have read. Stroud intersperses stories about his own adventures (which are not live and dead) with other famous stories that are told better elsewhere.read more
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