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  • Published: 24 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448127245
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416
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True Grit




The epic true stories of heroism and survival that have shaped my life

Bear Grylls knows what it takes to survive. But he's not the first.

Take the American bombardier Louis Zamperini, who survived 47 days stranded at sea by catching and killing hungry sharks and drinking the warm blood of albatrosses ? only to be captured by the Japanese and horrifically tortured for years in their most brutal POW camps...

Or Marcus Luttrell, a Navy SEAL who single-handedly took on a Taliban regiment before dragging his bleeding, bullet-ridden body for days through the harsh mountains of Afghanistan...

Or Nando Parrado, one of the survivors of a horrific air-crash high in the ice-bound Andes, who only lived because he was willing to eat the flesh of his dead companions...

In this gripping new book, Bear tells the stories of the adventurers, explorers, soldiers and spies whose refusal to quit in the most extreme situations has inspired him throughout his life. Some of them make uncomfortable reading - survival is rarely pretty. But all of them are tales of eye-watering bravery, death-defying resilience and extraordinary mental toughness by men and women who have one thing in common: true grit.

What readers are saying about True Grit:***** 'Exhilarating . . . It kept me gripped throughout.'***** 'Inspirational stories of survival and endurance . . . kept me interested till the end.'***** 'To keep going, to keep hopeful, to never quit these are lessons in life that all of us need to hear.'

  • Published: 24 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448127245
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416
Categories:

About the author

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls OBE has become known worldwide as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. Trained as part of 21 SAS Regiment, Grylls went on to become one of the youngest climbers ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He then went on to star in seven seasons of the Discovery Channel’s Emmy Award-nominated Man vs. Wild TV series, which became one of the most watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers. Since then he has gone on to host more extreme adventure TV shows across more global networks than anyone else in the world, including six seasons of the global hit Running Wild with Bear Grylls. His Running Wild guests have included President Obama, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Roger Federer, Julia Roberts, Prime Minister Modi of India and many other stars. His autobiography, Mud Sweat and Tears, spent fifteen weeks at Number 1 on the Sunday Times bestseller list and he has written over ninety books, selling in excess of eighteen million copies worldwide. He is an Honorary Colonel to the Royal Marines Commandos, the youngest ever UK Chief Scout, and the first ever Chief Ambassador to the World Scout Organization, representing a global family of some fifty million Scouts.

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