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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Most travelers encounter danger somewhere along their paths whether they like it or not. For some it is exciting, for others just plain terrifying. Here are 28 awe-inspiring stories of trouble and survival guaranteed to give you the thrill without the suffering. From mountain ice to jungle rot, bombed-out villages to urban ghettos, wild animals to depraved humans, these writers struggle with life, death, and their very sanity."--BOOK JACKET. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Here are 28 awe-inspiring stories of danger and survival, guaranteed to get your heart pumping. Whether trapped in an underwater cave, escaping an avalanche, fending off a thug, or surviving a storm at sea, each author faces moments of raw terror and finds deep reserves of courage. From mountain ice to jungle rot, from bombed-out villages and urban ghettos to wild animals and depraved humans, our authors struggle with life, death, and their very sanity on their travels. Notable authors include Sebastian Junger, Eric Hansen, Peter Maass, Bill Buford, Janine Jones, and William T. Vollmann.

Review: Risk lurks on every journey, and the 28 churning stories in Danger! True Stories of Trouble and Survival begin when peril lifts its head, fixes its gaze, and strikes. For this suspense-packed anthology, Traveler's Tales' editors have selected the likes of Bill Buford, Sebastian Junger, Janine Jones, Andrew Todhunter, Peter Maas, and others to write of wrecked villages, rot, injury, ghettos, and glaciers. This is some of the finest writing of its kind, as each story reveals the depths of capacity and incapacity, tolerance, and the struggle to keep a level head.

Just reading the contents tells what's in store: "Ditching at Sea," "Python!" "Just Desert," "Capital of Chaos," "Buried..." Likewise, the tone of this book is evident on every skillfully crafted page. From "Chimney Rock" by Peter Potterfield: "My left arm hung at a bizarre angle. My left leg was twisted outward and throbbing." From "Baja Bites Back" by Graham Mackintosh: "I began psyching myself up to use the Radio Distress Beacon. Would anyone pick it up?" From "Hyena" by Joanna Greenfield: "No sterilization? Who cares? I was alive." From "The Killing of the Catsiburere" by Leonard Clark: "The closest savages drew back their right arms, but did not throw their saw-edged spears...."

A book to be encountered in small doses, Danger! is an armchair guide to pain, suffering, and anguish. A thrilling read from the comfort of a well-heated home. --Byron Ricks

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