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Most popular True stories of heroism, endurance & survival books

The most popular True stories of heroism, endurance & survival books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Salt Path: The Sunday Times bestseller, shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award & The Wainwright Prize
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Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz - The Costa Biography Award Winner 2019
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Touching The Void
What happened to Joe, and how the pair dealt with the psychological traumas that resulted when Simon was forced into the appalling decision to cut the rope, makes not only an epic of survival but a compelling testament of friendship.
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Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell?: A powerful true story of love and survival
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Kursk: Film tie-in
But above all, he tells the nail-bitingly poignant human story of the families waiting ashore, of the desperate efforts of British, Norwegian and Russian rescuers, and of the Kursk sailors, trapped in the aft compartnemt, waiting for rescue, as a horrified world followed their battle to stay alive .
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Roaring Girls: The Forgotten Feminists of British History
'Extraordinary' Woman&HomeA Roaring Girl was loud when she should be quiet, disruptive when she should be submissive, sexual when she should be pure, 'masculine' when she should be 'feminine'. Meet the unsung heroines of British history who refused to play by the rules.
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Please Don't Take My Sisters: The heartbreaking true story of a young boy terrified of losing the only family he has left
The heartbreaking story of three vulnerable, damaged siblings, and the big brother fighting to keep together the only family he has left.
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Barracoon: The Story of the Last Slave
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Love as Always, Mum xxx: The true and terrible story of surviving a childhood with Fred and Rose West
The true story of an abused childhood, of shocking brutality and life as the daughter of notorious serial killer, and master manipulator, Rose West.
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Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz: The Number One Sunday Times Bestseller
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Puppy No One Wanted: The young dog desperate for a home to call his own
A moving, heart-warming and redemptive true story that celebrates the healing power of love between humans and animals.
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Operation Jihadi Bride: My Covert Mission to Rescue Young Women from ISIS - The Incredible True Story
A thrilling and highly newsworthy military adventure in the burning rubble of Islamic State.
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Remembered Forever: Our family's devastating story of domestic abuse and murder
A devastating story of coercive control and domestic homicide. Why would an 'ordinary' father murder his family?
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Wally Funk's Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer
The inspirational story of a female pilot who led the way for women in space, written by an award-winning British journalist.
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How We Disappeared
A beautiful, stunningly ambitious tale of endurance, identity, and memory, for fans of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko and Georgia Hunter's We Were the Lucky Ones.
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Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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Girl in the Dark: The True Story of Runaway Child with a Secret. A Devastating Discovery that Changes Everything.
A dark secret. A troubled little girl. And the support she needs to turn her life around. A moving true story from foster carer and Sunday Times bestseller Angela Hart.
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Her Father's Daughter: Two families. One man's secrets. A moving true story.
By the internationally bestselling author Beezy Marsh, comes a powerful sequel to All My Mother's Secrets.
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Last Sanctuary in Aleppo: A remarkable true story of courage, hope and survival
The remarkable true story of a Syrian ambulance driver, who built a cat sanctuary in war-torn Aleppo
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Choice
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House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism
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Impossible First: From Fire to Ice-Crossing Antarctica Alone
Colin O'Brady's awe-inspiring memoir spans his triumphant recovery from a tragic accident to his gripping 932-mile solo crossing of Antarctica.
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Secret Slave: Kidnapped and abused for 13 years. This is my story of survival.
You're not going home. You're not going anywhere. You're mine now. Growing up in a deeply troubled family, 15-year-old Anna felt lost and alone in the world. So when a friendly taxi driver befriended her, Anna welcomed the attention, and agreed to go home with him to meet his family. She wouldn't escape for over a decade. Held captive by a sadistic paedophile, Anna was subjected to despicable levels of sexual abuse and torture. The unrelenting violence and degradation resulted in numerous miscarriages, and the birth of four babies... each one stolen away from Anna at birth. Her salvation arrived thirteen years too late, but despite her shattered mind and body, Anna finally managed to flee. This is her harrowing, yet uplifting, true story of survival. This paperback book has 312 pages and measures: 19.7 x 12.8 x 2.2cm
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Against My Will: Groomed, Trapped and Abused. This is My True Story of Survival.
'Asperger's made me a prisoner in my own home. When I finally entered the real world, evil was waiting.' A shocking true account of one girl's harrowing journey to survival.
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Stranger on the Bridge: My Journey from Suicidal Despair to Hope
The life-affirming memoir of mental health activist Jonny Benjamin and his inspirational journey from despair to hope
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How We Disappeared
A beautiful, stunningly ambitious tale of endurance, identity, and memory, for fans of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko and Georgia Hunter's We Were the Lucky Ones.
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Innocent: The True Story of Siblings Struggling to Survive
Innocent is the shocking true story of little Molly and Kit, siblings, aged 3 years and 18 months, who are brought into care as an emergency after suffering non-accidental injuries.
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Brothers in Arms: Real War. True Friends. Unlikely Heroes.
The reality of war laid bare in this funny, furious and moving account of one man's tour of Helmand.
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Great Cave Rescue: The extraordinary story of the Thai boy football team trapped in a cave for 18 days
The complete story of the miraculous rescue of the football team and their coach. Massola recreates the drama, tension, and inspiration of the days in July 2018 when the eyes of the whole world were trained on the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand.
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Extreme Survivors: 60 Epic Stories of Human Endurance
Foreword by Bear Grylls, presenter of Running Wild and The Island. The most daring escapes, famous shipwrecks, and ultimate survival stories. These are astonishing stories of human endurance and endeavour. Compelling descriptions combined with illustrative maps give you a full understanding of the world's greatest survival stories.
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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Everest Disaster
Jon Krakauer's acclaimed account of a disastrous expedition on Mt Everest.
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Sophie Scholl and the White Rose
Republished in 2018 to commemorate the 75 years since their arrest & execution. This updated edition includes a new preface and more photos.
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Stranger on the Bridge: My Journey from Suicidal Despair to Hope
The life-affirming memoir of mental health activist Jonny Benjamin and his inspirational journey from despair to hope
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Escape: Our journey home through war-torn Germany
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Shackleton's Heroes: The Epic Story of the Men Who Kept the Endurance Expedition Alive
The true story of the men who made Shackleton's most famous expedition possible and paid the highest price for it.
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Rowing the Pacific: 7,000 Miles from Japan to San Francisco
The thrilling story of Mick Dawson's most challenging rowing feats in the open ocean, culminating in his greatest achievement: rowing 7,000 miles across the North Pacific Ocean, from Japan to San Francisco.
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Milkshakes and Morphine: A Memoir of Love and Loss
Honest, heartrending and full of humour, this is an extraordinary memoir about an unconventional childhood and the absurdities of the cancer experience.
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Titanic: First Accounts (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Compiling firsthand accounts, testimonies, and letters by notable Titanic survivors, this work focuses on the disaster.
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Birds in a Cage
Derek Niemann draws on original diaries, letters and drawings, to show how Conder, Barrett, Waterston and Buxton were forged by their wartime experience into the giants of postwar wildlife conservation. Their legacy lives on.
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Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue
The story behind the major motion picture from Disney, starring Chris Pine, Eric Bana, and Casey Affleck, written by a recognized master of the genre.
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Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica
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Girl in the Shadows: My Life in a Cult
Her father was the deluded and cruel leader of a cult based in South London who brainwashed those around him.Her father's paranoia and his need to completely control others led to Katy being imprisoned indoors and denied any kind of love or friendship.
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Still Standing: A Pregnant Woman. A brutal attack. An inspirational fight for survival.
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Soul Fuel: A Daily Devotional
Short daily reflections from one of the world's favourite adventurers. The Telegraph calls him 'globally . . . perhaps the most famous adventurer alive'.
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When I Fell From The Sky: The True Story of One Woman's Miraculous Survival
Soon to be a film: Girl Who Fell from the Sky, starring Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner. The amazing true story of the sole survivor of a plane crash and her 11-day trek through the Peruvian rainforest back to civilisation.
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Because We Are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought
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SHELLEY: The uplifting story of a battle to overcome disfigurement
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Firefighters during the Troubles: The Men and Women on the Frontline Tell Their Stories
Before the outbreak of the Troubles, a typical firefighter's year might have included call-outs to chimney fires, the occasional house fire or road accident, then everything changed, and Northern Ireland's firefighters spent almost every day of the next thirty years racing to the scenes of atrocities, running towards the gravest danger.
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How to Survive: Lessons for Everyday Life from the Extreme World
In How to Survive John Hudson, Chief Survival Instructor to the UK military, shows how strategies for life or death situations can help us excel in our everyday lives.
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Wave Me Goodbye: Stories of the Second World War
Published to mark the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War, these are powerful wartime stories written by the finest women writers of that generation.