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Life or Death

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ISBN: 9781443119511
format: Trade paperback
pages: 160
publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd
pub. date: 2014-02-01

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More than 30 riveting -- and true! -- survival stories from Larry Verstraete, the master of adventure non-fiction.

A slave in mid-1800s North Carolina squeezes into a 2' x 3' box and has friends mail him to Philadelphia . . . and freedom. A doctor injects 8000 Polish Jews with a substance that makes it appear they have typhus, getting them sent into quarantine instead of to death camps. Apollo 13 astronauts use duct tape, a hose, and other spare parts to fix failed machinery and bring their spacecraft safely home.

Following the popularity of the award-winning At the Edge: Daring Acts in Desperate Times, winner of the Silver Birch Award for Non-Fiction, this new collection from Larry Verstraete features over 30 incredible true stories of survivors who found creative ways to beat impossible odds.

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