TV adventurer and Chief Scout Bear Grylls is bound to return to the best-seller lists with True Grit.
The follow-up to Mud, Sweat and Tears is an anthology of true stories and unbelievable tales of people who survived unthinkable accidents or came through extreme adversities. What all these stories have in common is a thread of heroism, driving them to succeed and live where others would surely have certainly perished.
From the experiences of Uruguayan rugby player Nando Parrado, whose plane crash-landed in the ice-bound Andes, to the well-known misadventures of Captain Scott and Aron Ralston (Ralston amputated his own hand to free himself from the Utah canyon), Grylls narrates the stories of leading sports personalities, explorers and soldiers whose determination in the most trying situations has inspired him throughout his life.
Some tales make for uncomfortable reading but all are of bravery, death-defying resilience and extraordinary mental toughness by men and women who have one thing in common – true grit. Grylls has captured the intense courage that made these individuals so special when the pressure was at it’s highest.
by Bear Grylls (Bantam Press), at www. amazon.com