The Impossible Rescue Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Impossible Rescue

  • Author : Martin W. Sandler
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763659691

The Impossible Rescue Book Description :

"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 Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Boys in the Cave

  • Author : Matt Gutman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062909930

The Boys in the Cave Book Description :

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 hi

Angels in the Fire Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Angels in the Fire

  • Author : Dann Stadler
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2013-07-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441262189

Angels in the Fire Book Description :

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 Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Impossible Odds

  • Author : Jessica Buchanan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-08-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476725185

Impossible Odds Book Description :

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 Book


  • Author : Kay Hadashi
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-05-27
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9798649171144

Directive Book Description :

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 Book

The Impossible Rescue

  • Author : Jason Krumbine
  • Publisher : Jason Krumbine
  • Release Date : 2017-11-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :

The Impossible Rescue Book Description :

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 Book

Rescue at the Top of the World

  • Author : Shawn T. Shallow
  • Publisher : Paradise Cay Publications
  • Release Date : 2005-02-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 093983765X

Rescue at the Top of the World Book Description :

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 Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Trapped in Ice

  • Author : Martin W. Sandler
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9780439743631

Trapped in Ice Book Description :

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 Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Search Party

  • Author : Valerie Trueblood
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2013-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : 9781619022232

Search Party Book Description :

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.