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This Happened to Me
by Andrew McKean


Overview - What's the most hair-raising outdoor adventure you can imagine? Being mauled by a bear? Chased by a gator? Engulfed in a deadly fireball? Well, Outdoor Life's readers have experienced all of this and more...and lived to tell the tale. In the 100+ thrilling tales within, real-life hunters, fishermen, hikers, and axe-wielding housewives take on the worst that nature has to offer--and triumph.  Read more...

 
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Overview
What's the most hair-raising outdoor adventure you can imagine? Being mauled by a bear? Chased by a gator? Engulfed in a deadly fireball? Well, Outdoor Life's readers have experienced all of this and more...and lived to tell the tale. In the 100+ thrilling tales within, real-life hunters, fishermen, hikers, and axe-wielding housewives take on the worst that nature has to offer--and triumph. Amazing art created by top comic artists bring every scenario to life, frame by heart-pumping frame.

Blood-dripping fangs, man-eating sharks, gun-toting bad guys and relentless tornados are just the beginning. This book collects the best of Outdoor Life's reader-submitted death-defying adventures and adds some new illustrations never before published anywhere else. Is every word of this true? How could you possibly doubt the stories of a man who punched a bloodthirsty bear in the face, or a woman who saved her baby from a vicious snake with a lasso and an axe? If you've ever wondered what might happen if you strayed off the trail, dove into shark-infested waters, blew up your campsite, or had to ride out a monsoon in a rowboat, this book shows you in absolutely fantastic detail.

Selected stories include:
-Trapped in a Canyon
-Blown Off the Mountain
-The Alaskan Tent Trample
-One Mad Mama
-Louisiana Gator Trap
-One Last Breath

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781616285883
  • ISBN-10: 1616285885
  • Publisher: Weldon Owen
  • Publish Date: September 2013
  • Page Count: 190
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-17
  • Dimensions: 8.76 x 7.25 x 0.69 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-09-23
  • Reviewer: Staff

A fixture in the pages of Outdoor Life magazine since 1940, “This Happened to Me” details the sort of near-fatal wilderness calamities most people try very hard to avoid. In these nearly 200 cases, people head out into the woods for a little fun—from hunting to hiking—only to find themselves confronted by bears, attacked by sharks, mugged by Mustelidae and struck by lightning. Even trustworthy technology proves unreliable: ladders give way, boats develop dramatic leaks, and Harrier jets nearly blast bystanders off precipices. The anecdotes are illustrated by artists including Gene Colan, Tony Harris, Ken Laager, Dan Panosian, Paul Ryan, and Tony Shasteen; by far the lion’s share of the work falls to veteran artist Ron Frenz. Just as the stories themselves are compressed, the illustrations eschew embellishment in favor of straightforward realism. Each tale of narrow escape is accompanied by a helpful one-page article relevant to the topic at hand, granting the work an educational air. Should a natural disaster take down the cable networks that show endless man-vs.-sharks programming, fans will be able to read this book by candlelight and maybe even get a few survival hints along the way. (Sept.)

 
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