Desperate Journeys, Abandoned Souls: True Stories of Castaways and Other Survivors

Voorkant
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998 - 586 pagina's
Authentic accounts of survivors from the 1500s to the present show penetrating explorations of the moral dilemmas they faced, the personalities of those who survive in desperate situations, and the influence of survivors on society. 50 photos and drawings.
 

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Gebruikersrecensie  - atheist_goat - LibraryThing

This book was pretty much written for me. It is 500 pages of survival and frostbite and bear attacks and people eating each other. Leslie's writing style is occasionally over-the-top and seems to come ... Volledige review lezen

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I really disliked Edward Leslie's book "Desparate Journeys, Abandoned Souls: True stories of castaways and other survivors." I liked some of the castaway stories... and I would have enjoyed the book ... Volledige review lezen

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MONARCHS
3
His Hair Was Weedy and His Beard Was Long
9
Among the Cruelest Savages
21
To Live Upon This Barren Shore
36
A Singular Naval Man
47
On a Piece of Stone
61
The Occupation of Mischief
86
Heavens Gracious Justice
111
The Ownership of a Plank
200
The Weaning from All Vain Enjoyment
218
The Cruel Death I Did Sustain
230
The Headhunters Casket
242
LORDS OF THE FOWL AND THE BRUTE
263
A Certain Illusion a Trick of Light
292
Maine Tarzan
324
The Sands Glorious Prisoner
349

A Country Peopled with Christians
123
The Calming Effect of Rum and True Religion
133
The Utility of a Fashionable Hat
160
The Pleasure of God
175
The Carpenters Remains
182
THE CHARMS OF SOLITUDE
377
Annotations
537
Bibliography
569
Acknowledgments
581
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Over de auteur (1998)

Edward E. Leslie is the author of The Devil Knows How to Ride, a biography of the Civil War raider William Quantrill. He lives in Massillion, Ohio.

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