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Left For Dead

Left For Dead
Author: Nick Ward
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472968247
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The second edition of the Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year is updated with a new chapter describing Nick's eventual completion of the Fastnet Race thirty years after his first, ill-fated attempt. The world-famous Fastnet Race takes yachts from the Isle of Wight to the Fastnet Rock off the southwest coast of Ireland and back. The 1979 race began in perfect conditions, but was soon engulfed by the deadliest storm in the history of modern sailing. By the time it passed, the havoc caused was immeasurable, and fifteen sailors had lost their lives. It had been Nick Ward's childhood ambition to sail in the Fastnet Race, and being asked to join the crew of the 30-foot yacht Grimalkin was a dream come true. But then the storm hit. Grimalkin was capsized again and again. With the skipper lost overboard, after hours of struggle three of the crew decided to abandon the boat for the liferaft. Nick and another crewmember, both unconscious, were left on the beleaguered yacht in the middle of the Irish Sea. Both were presumed dead. Gerry died a few hours later, and Nick was left to face the storm alone.
Left For Dead
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Nick Ward, Sinead O'Brien
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-04 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The second edition of the Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year is updated with a new chapter describing Nick's eventual completion of the Fastnet Race thirty years after his first, ill-fated attempt. The world-famous Fastnet Race takes yachts from the Isle of Wight to the Fastnet Rock off the southwest coast of Ireland and back. The 1979 race began in perfect conditions, but was soon engulfed by the deadliest storm in the history of modern sailing. By the time it passed, the havoc caused was immeasurable, and fifteen sailors had lost their lives. It had been Nick Ward's childhood ambition to sail in the Fastnet Race, and being asked to join the crew of the 30-foot yacht Grimalkin was a dream come true. But then the storm hit. Grimalkin was capsized again and again. With the skipper lost overboard, after hours of struggle three of the crew decided to abandon the boat for the liferaft. Nick and another crewmember, both unconscious, were left on the beleaguered yacht in the middle of the Irish Sea. Both were presumed dead. Gerry died a few hours later, and Nick was left to face the storm alone.
Left for Dead!
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Tim O'Shei
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-08 - Publisher: Capstone
Describes the rescue of Lincoln Hall after he was stranded overnight near the top of Mount Everest.
Left For Dead
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Beck Weathers
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-17 - Publisher: Hachette UK
Anyone who has read Jon Krakauer's famous account of the 1996 Everest disaster, INTO THIN AIR, will remember the story of Beck Weathers: the gregarious Texan climber who went snow-blind in the Death Zone below the summit and who spent a night out in the open during a blizzard that took the lives of a dozen colleagues and friends. Even as he staggered back into Camp 4 the next morning, Beck's condition was such that the other survivors assumed he would not make it back down the mountain. He was effectively left for dead, but drawing upon reserves of determination and courage he didn't know he had - as well as the extraordinary selflessness and bravery of a Nepalese helicopter pilot he'd never met - he finally made it to safety. Only then could a new battle begin: to rebuild his life with a family he'd taken for granted for too long. Heartstoppingly exciting and ultimately very moving, LEFT FOR DEAD is a terrific read.
Left for Dead
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Caroline Mitchell
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-08 - Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
A victim on display. A detective on the rails. Shopping with her sister, DI Amy Winter is admiring a Valentine's Day window display of a perfect bride encrusted in diamonds and resplendent in lace--until she notices blood oozing from the mannequin's mouth. This is no stunt. A post-mortem reveals the victim was left to die on her macabre throne for all to see. When a second victim is found, it emerges that both women were 'Sugar Babes' arranging dates with older men online--and Amy finds herself hunting an accomplished psychopath. As she tracks down the killer, Amy's instincts go into overdrive when the charismatic head of the agency behind the display makes no attempt to hide his fascination with her serial-killer parents. What exactly does he want from Amy? With her own world in freefall as her biological mother, Lillian Grimes, appeals her conviction, Amy pushes the boundaries of police procedure when a third 'Sugar Babe' disappears...Is she as much at risk as the killer's victims?
Left for Dead
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Ricky Megee, Greg McLean
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Allen & Unwin
"Lost for three months in one of the most inhospitable areas of Australia, Ricky McGee was found sheltering on the bank of a dam on a remote cattle property in the Northern Territory. He'd lost 60kg on a diet that included leeches, grasshoppers and frogs. Blackly funny in parts, Ricky's tale of his ordeal is a gripping and fascinating read"--Provided by publisher.
Left for Dead
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Greco, Sal
Categories: Organized crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-06 - Publisher:
LEFT FOR DEAD is the true story of a Pittsburgh man, Joe Bellante, who went from mobster to minister. Book is like a funny Sopranos
Left for Dead
Language: en
Pages: 314
Authors: Paul J. Teague
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-03 - Publisher: Morecambe Bay Trilogy
A return to the past. Two guilty secrets. A memory that won't stay buried ... When Charlotte and Will Grayson return to the seaside resort where they met as teenagers, they hope it'll help to heal the wounds in their marriage. But visiting the dilapidated holiday camp where their relationship began brings terrible memories back from the past. The man who'd once made their lives hell has come back to find them - only, the last time they saw him, they'd left him for dead on the beach. As the threats to their new life become more severe, Charlotte and Will discover that they were mistaken about what happened to Bruce Craven on that fateful night. And now he's returned to finish off what was started thirty years ago. Sometimes the past is best left alone Left for Dead is the first book in the Morecambe Bay Trilogy. Book 2 is Circle of Lies and Book 3 is Truth Be Told.
Left for Dead
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Pete Nelson
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-05-14 - Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
For fans of sea battles, adventures, and war stories like Unbroken, this is the incredible true story of a boy who helps to bring closure to the survivors of the tragic sinking of the USS Indianapolis, and helps exonerate the ship’s captain fifty years later. Hunter Scott first learned about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis by watching the movie Jaws when he was just eleven-years-old. This was fifty years after the ship had sunk, throwing more than 1,000 men into shark-infested waters—a long fifty years in which justice still had not been served. It was just after midnight on July 30, 1945 when the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. Those who survived the fiery sinking—some injured, many without life jackets—struggled to stay afloat as they waited for rescue. But the United States Navy did not even know they were missing. As time went on, the Navy needed a scapegoat for this disaster. So it court-martialed the captain for “hazarding” his ship. The survivors of the Indianapolis knew that their captain was not to blame. For fifty years they worked to clear his name, even after his untimely death. But the navy would not budge—not until Hunter
Left for Dead
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Dick Quinn, Shannon Quinn, Colin Quinn
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: R F Quinn Publishing Company
Author shares how he controls blood pressure and cholesterol, and prevents heart attack by using herbal remedies.
And Left for Dead
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: Frances Louise Davis Lockridge, Richard Lockridge
Categories: New York (N.Y.)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1962 - Publisher:
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