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True Grit [Hardcover]

Bear Grylls
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Book Description

24 Oct 2013

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.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Press (24 Oct 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0593071050
  • ISBN-13: 978-0593071052
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.8 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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

About the Author

Bear Grylls' prime-time TV adventure series are some of the most watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers in over 200 countries.

Bear has authored twelve books, including the international bestseller Mud, Sweat and Tears, which has been translated into thirteen languages and was voted the most influential book in China in 2012.

He originally served as a Trooper with 21 SAS, as part of the UK Reserve Special Forces, and subsequently led many record-breaking expeditions to the world's extremes, raising millions of pounds for children's charities. In recognition of this Bear was made an honorary Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy as well as a Colonel in the elite Royal Marines Commandos.

In 2009, Bear took over as the youngest ever Chief Scout to the Scouting Association, acting as a figurehead to 30 million Scouts around the globe.

He lives with his wife, Shara, and their three sons, Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry, on a Dutch barge in London and on a small remote island off the coast of Wales.

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4.8 out of 5 stars
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Gift for a book worm 29 Dec 2013
By ruthy
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I bought this for my 11 year old niece as I knew what she was into and loves reading, her face lit up on Christmas Day when she opened it. Very pleased.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For the Adventurous! 25 Oct 2013
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Sometimes in life we get hit by things difficult to understand, and it is only by having courage and that resilience that we get through. The people in this book experienced horrors far worse then many of us will ever see, but their never say die attitude is something we can all learn from. To keep going, to keep hopeful, to never quit these are lessons in life that all of us need to hear.
For the budding adventurer to the entrepreneur by staring insurmountable odds in the face and walking away it will always leave us better humans. Each story is easy enough to read in a quick time and although some may leave a bad taste in your mouth (eating human flesh! drinking Camel urine!) the way these people kept going is inspiring. Here is to the spirit of living life in your own way!
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5.0 out of 5 stars What A Star! 27 Dec 2013
By Salome
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Love Bear's grit, he is truly an insprstion. Love a man with some backbone ... and he has lots of it
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read 22 Nov 2013
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Short stories of people's experiences that inspired Bear Grylls. Bought this for my husband, but he's yet to read it as my 15 year old son and 21 year old daughter can't put it down!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Brother in law 15 Nov 2013
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This book will make the perfect Christmas present for my BIL, who enjoys outdoor pursuits and survival activities. A good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring... 9 Jun 2014
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This book never gets boring and each story is condensed perfectly. Would recommend to anyone who requires a dose of motivation. Good work Bear.
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4.0 out of 5 stars truw grit book 2 Jun 2014
By di
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Basic way of writing, but good reading. Great stories and plenty of real drama that makes you want to be there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 26 May 2014
By Sh
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I love this book, Bear Grylls at his best! A very interesting read about adventure and his life. It inspires you to follow in his steps!
I would recommend this to anyone, excellent read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars True grit, true inspiration
This is another fantastic and inspiring book from Bear Grylls. Great for people who find themselves getting uninterested of long books, as this consists of short, easy to read... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Catherine Summersgill
5.0 out of 5 stars True Grit by Bear Grylls
I bought this book for my brother in law for his birthday and he thoroughly enjoyed it, will get more of his books in the future.
Published 2 months ago by busy lizzy
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read and a great source of inspiration.
Reading this book has given me the opportunity to learn of unimaginable feats of courage, determination, sheer guts and willpower. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Gavin Rebeiro
4.0 out of 5 stars Some really good stories
This is a good book in general. Some of the stories get a bit tedious with the same elements of survival and "grit" in there. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Chris Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars True grit
Great read. Short, punchy chapters that have you gripped until the end. Felt exhausted after each one! Wanted to read more.
Published 3 months ago by horrible
5.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs up
A book for all bear grylls lovers and all lovers of adventure! And inspirational read. Definitely worth adding to the collection
Published 3 months ago by Sophie
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable
Unbelievable, but true real stories of survival.
This book is eye poppingly breath taking, told well by Bear Grylls, hard to stomach the feats of endurance & hardship let... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Rob writes
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant read
Amazing accounts of real life bravery and heroism ,I would recommend this book very interesting it makes you feel how lucky we are
Published 5 months ago by Erick kennedy
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Inspiring stuff written in a boys own style that keeps you hooked throughout. Makes you want to don your snow shoes and put on your rucksack,
Published 5 months ago by Tim
5.0 out of 5 stars christmas present
Gave this as a Christmas present to m y brother in law, who was exgtremly pleased with it, at the moment have had no feedback from him, probablynot had time to read it yet.
Published 5 months ago by maddie
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