Synopses & Reviews
Authentic accounts of survivors from the 1500s to the present show penetrating explorations of the moral dilemmas they faced, the personalities of those who survive in desperate situations, and the influence of survivors on society. 50 photos and drawings.
"Leslie creates a keen psychological study as well as a paean to the courage, resourcefulness, and perseverance of the human body and mind" Publishers Weekly
Here are the most remarkable stories imaginable of maroons, castaways, and other survivors from the 1500s to the present - their moral dilemmas, their personalities, and their influence on society, literature, and art.
About the Author
Edward E. Leslie is the author of The Devil Knows How to Ride, a biography of the Civil War raider William Quantrill. He lives in Massillion, Ohio.