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The Impossible Rescue

The Impossible Rescue
  • Author : Martin W. Sandler
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  • Release Date :2012-09-11
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 076365969X
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Summary : "An extraordinary true adventure tale. . . . Outstanding nonfiction writing that makes history come alive." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) In 1897, whaling in the Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast was as dangerous as it was lucrative. And in that particular year, winter blasted in early, bringing storms and ice packs that caught eight American whale ships and three hundred sailors off guard. Their ships locked in ice, with no means of escape, the whalers had limited provisions on board, and little hope of surviving until warmer temperatures arrived many months later. Here is the incredible story of three men sent by President McKinley to rescue them.

The Boys in the Cave

The Boys in the Cave
  • Author : Matt Gutman
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  • Release Date :2018-11-13
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 0062909932
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Summary : From award-winning ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman, and written using exclusive interviews and information comes the definitive account of the dramatic story that gripped the world: the miracle rescue of twelve boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave miles underground for nearly three weeks—a pulse-pounding page-turner by a reporter who was there every step of their journey out. After a practice in June 2018, a Thai soccer coach took a dozen of his young players to explore a famous but flood-prone cave. It was one of the boys’ birthday, but neither he nor the dozen resurfaced. Worried parents and rescuers flocked to the mouth of a cave that seemed to have swallowed the boys without a trace. Ranging in age from eleven to sixteen, the boys were all members of the Wild Boars soccer team. When water unexpectedly inundated the cave, blocking their escape, they retreated deeper inside, taking shelter in a side cavern. While the world feared them dead, the thirteen young souls survived by licking the condensation off the cave’s walls, meditating, and huddling together for warmth. In this thrilling account, ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman recounts this amazing story in depth and from every angle, exploring their time in the cave, the failed plans and human mistakes that nearly doomed them, and the daring mission that ultimately saved them. Gutman introduces the elite team of volunteer divers who risked death to execute a plan so risky that its American planners admitted, “for us, success would have meant getting just one boy out alive.” He takes you inside the meetings where life and death decisions were grimly made and describes how these heroes pulled off an improbable rescue under immense pressure, with the boys’ desperate parents and the entire world watching. One of the largest rescues in history was in doubt until the very last moment. Matt Gutman covered the story intensively, went deep inside the caves himself, and interviewed dozens of rescuers, experts and eye-witnessed around the world. The result is this pulse-pounding page-turner that vividly recreates this extraordinary event in all its intensity—and documents the ingenuity and sacrifice it took to succeed.

Angels in the Fire

Angels in the Fire
  • Author : Dann Stadler
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  • Release Date :2013-07-01
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 1441262180
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Summary : An Amazing True Story of Angelic Intervention in a Desperate Situation The Stadlers' harrowing journey began with a midnight crash caused by a drunk driver. The odds they would both survive the crash were minimal--a testimony to the miracles that began that night and continued through months of surgeries and hospitalizations. The Stadlers struggled to rebuild their lives, only to face more heartache and loss. But through the hard times, their faith grew as God continued to save them from despair and bring blessings into their lives. For everyone seeking a deeper faith or affirmation of their belief in a good God, this book will provide hope and the reassurance that God still ministers through his angels today.

Impossible Odds

Impossible Odds
  • Author : Jessica Buchanan,Erik Landemalm,Anthony Flacco
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  • Release Date :2014-08-19
  • Total pages :310
  • ISBN : 1476725187
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Summary : An account of the aid worker co-author's dramatic January 2012 rescue from kidnappers in Somalia by members of a Navy SEAL Team Six unit offers insight into the effective use of targeted U.S. military missions.

Directive

Directive
  • Author : Kay Hadashi
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  • Release Date :2020-05-27
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN :
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Summary : A risky job in Syria turns into a nightmare! When thoracic surgeon Melanie Kato contracts with the federal government to perform delicate life saving surgery on a factionist leader in Syria, she never realizes just how tricky the job is until she gets there. The local hospital is far below basic standards, the patient is nowhere to be found, and to make life particularly difficult, there is artillery shelling and gunfights throughout the city every night. It turns out that the easiest part of the job is doing delicate heart surgery on a man who could be healthier. When it's time for Melanie's team to leave the country, she knows her patient isn't out of the woods quite yet. She sticks around for one more day to watch over him, but soon discovers that was a huge mistake. Powerful missiles pepper the city, coming closer than ever. When they finally get too close, she and a buddy make a mad dash for safety. But can Melanie safely find her way back home to her family, fighting through territory held by Russians, Syrian Nationalists, and ISIL terrorists? Dodging suicide bombers and IEDs, and armed with only a rifle and a handful of bullets, she takes on enemies seen and unseen in this powerful story of personal resistance and human perseverance!

The Impossible Rescue

The Impossible Rescue
  • Author : Jason Krumbine
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  • Release Date :2017-11-06
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Faith and Summer Castle are the ultimate crime fighting duo. And they're not even old enough to drive. Faith has the super smarts and Summer brings the super brawn. When their Uncle gets kidnapped by the evil Agent Dark the Castle Sisters find themselves facing their greatest challenge yet. The forces of darkness are gathering and the battle between good and evil has reached a pivotal turning point. Agent Dark has stolen a secret formula that could give him the ultimate control. With the sisters' Uncle out of the way, no one stands between Agent Dark and the end of everything Not only does the fate of the world now hang in the balance, but the sisters must pull off what will almost certainly be an impossible rescue.

Rescue at the Top of the World

Rescue at the Top of the World
  • Author : Shawn T. Shallow
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  • Release Date :2005-02-28
  • Total pages :291
  • ISBN : 9780939837656
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Summary : Winter came early to the Arctic in 1897. Frigid temperatures brought pack ice that filled the waters north of the Bering Strait. As a result, virtually the entire North American whaling fleet was trapped, stranding 300 men to die of starvation and exposure. Three escaping ships raised the alarm. Answering the call, three officers from the early U.S. Coast Guard and two missionaries volunteered to travel over 1,500 miles through the Arctic winter to reach the shipwrecked whalers. The rescuers' perilous four-month journey, through mountainous territory and barren sub-zero landscapes never before traversed, was fraught with blizzards, wolves, steep terrain, unstable ice, hunters, and bone-piercing cold. Unaware that a rescue team was on the way, the shipwrecked men endured freezing temperatures, malnutrition, and scurvy before falling into general lawlessness. Their struggles and those of the rescuers are meticulously recreated here from century-old journals. This extraordinary chronicle of hardship and heroism will take you to the heart of one of America's greatest maritime disasters-and the greatest Arctic rescue story in history. "]€]a fascinating, almost unbelievable story that should find an audience among those interested in maritime history, rescue tales and life in the Alaskan territory." Publishers Weekly

Trapped in Ice

Trapped in Ice
  • Author : Martin W. Sandler
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  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :168
  • ISBN : 043974363X
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Summary : Tells the story of survival of the crew members of a group of whaling ships that became trapped in ice in the Arctic in 1871.

Search Party

Search Party
  • Author : Valerie Trueblood
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  • Release Date :2013-07-01
  • Total pages :233
  • ISBN : 1619022230
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Summary : In the epigraph to this volume, Penelope Fitzgerald tells us: “If a story begins with finding, it must end with searching, and so we discover each story here to follow the arc of a search, just as each also contains a rescue. What is immediately apparent is that it will be impossible to guess the form this rescue will take or even who it is wholl require it. Instead, the astonishingly talented Valerie Trueblood has imbued each story with its own depth and mystery, so rescue comes as a surprise to the reader, who is in intimate sympathy for the soul in extremity. And these are diverse characters whose fates, in lesser hands, might be thought of as hopeless: the fired cop turned security guard, the stolid, 19-year-old nurses aide who will not be going to art school, the cynical radio producer who is dying of breast cancer and on a plane on her way to Lourdes. In these thirteen stories linked by a common transcendent human genius, the writing is confident and clear and original, and often drop-dead stunning, as if the stories are being told by the most casually eloquent among us.

The Rescue of the Impossible Treeture

The Rescue of the Impossible Treeture
  • Author : Gina Reynolds
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  • Release Date :2009-02-01
  • Total pages :28
  • ISBN : 1438937652
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The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours
  • Author : Michael J. Tougias,Casey Sherman
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  • Release Date :2015-12-08
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 150110683X
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Summary : The 1952 Coast Guard mission to save the crews of two oil tankers that were torn in half by the force of one of New England's worst nor'easters.

Rising Water

Rising Water
  • Author : Marc Aronson
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  • Release Date :2019-03-19
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 1534444130
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Summary : The incredible true story of the twelve boys trapped with their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand and their inspiring rescue. On June 23, 2018, twelve members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach were exploring the Tham Luang cave complex in northern Thailand when disaster struck. A rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels, trapping them as they took shelter on a shelf of the dark cave. Eight days of searching yielded no signs of life, but on July 2 they were discovered by two British divers. The boys and their coach were eventually rescued in an international operation that took three days. What could have been a terrible tragedy became an amazing story of survival. Award-winning author Marc Aronson brings us the backstory behind how this astounding rescue took place. Rising Water highlights the creative thinking and technology that made a successful mission possible by examining the physical, environmental, and psychological factors surrounding the rescue. From the brave Thai Navy SEAL who lost his life while placing oxygen tanks along the passageways of the cave, to the British divers that ultimately swam the boys to safety, to the bravery of the boys and their coach, this is the breathtaking rescue that captivated the entire world.

Lost in Shangri-La

Lost in Shangri-La
  • Author : Mitchell Zuckoff
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  • Release Date :2011-04-26
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 0062087142
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Summary : “A lost world, man-eating tribesmen, lush andimpenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers (one of them a dame withgreat gams, for heaven's sake), a startling rescue mission. . . . This is atrue story made in heaven for a writer as talented as Mitchell Zuckoff. Whew—what an utterly compelling and deeplysatisfying read!" —Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoffunleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War IIrescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S.military personnel into a land that time forgot. Fans of Hampton Sides’ Ghost Soldiers, Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor, and David Grann’s The Lost Cityof Z will be captivated by Zuckoff’s masterfullyrecounted, all-true story of danger, daring, determination, and discovery injungle-clad New Guinea during the final days of WWII.

The Great Cave Rescue

The Great Cave Rescue
  • Author : James Massola
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  • Release Date :2018-11-14
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 1760870064
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Summary : Keen to go exploring after soccer practice, the boys of the Wild Boars soccer team ignored the sign at the cave entrance warning visitors not to enter during the monsoon season. What followed was a high-stakes international mission that very nearly didn't succeed. The ordeal riveted millions around the world. First came the awful news that twelve Thai boys, aged 11 to 17, and their young coach were missing. Then the flickering video of the huddle of anxious and hungry boys found by a pair of British divers nine days later. But the most difficult part was yet to come. Monsoon rains had raised the water level in the cave system, and the boys were trapped in an air pocket, surrounded by rising muddy water, over two kilometres from the cave entrance. None of them knew how to dive. Expert British, Australian, American, Chinese and other international divers joined the Thai Navy SEALs and hundreds of local volunteers to mount one of the most risky and complex rescue operations the world has ever seen. Australian doctor Richard Harris and his dive partner, Craig Challen, were among the last out of the cave, 18 days later. Massola recreates the drama, tension and inspiration of the days in July 2018 when the eyes of the whole world were trained on a remote Thai mountain.

A Master Plan for Rescue

A Master Plan for Rescue
  • Author : Janis Cooke Newman
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  • Release Date :2015-07-14
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 0698184017
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Summary : Named a Best Book of 2015 by the San Francisco Chronicle From the bestselling author of Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln, a magical novel about the surprising acts we are capable of in the name of love. Set in 1942 New York and Berlin, A Master Plan for Rescue is an enchanting novel about the life-giving powers of storytelling, and the heroism that can be inspired by love. In essence, it is two love stories. It is the story of a child who worships his parents, then loses his father to an accident and his mother to her resulting grief. And it is the story of a young man who stumbles into the romance of his life, then watches her decline, forever changing the arc of his future. Each is propelled by the belief that if he acts heroically enough, it will restore some part of what—or whom—he has lost. But when they meet, this boy and this man, their combined grief and magical thinking will allow them to dream the impossible. Sharing stories of the people they have lost, they are inspired to join forces and act in their memory. To do something so memorable that it might actually bring their loved ones back—even if only in spirit. A Master Plan for Rescue is a beautiful tale, propelled by history and imagination, that suggests people’s impact upon the world doesn’t necessarily end with their lives, and that, to some degree, we are the sum of the stories we tell. From the Hardcover edition.