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Lone Survivor

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In 1873, Alfred Packer led 21 men from Utah to the gold fields of Colorado. Three months later, he returned alone, guarding the terrible secret of what he had done there. To this day, no one knows what really happened on that fateful expedition...except Packer, himself. "Lone Survivor" brilliantly recreates -- from Packer's unique point of view -- a tale of unforgiving ter ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 1st 2001 by Pinnacle (first published 2001)
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Meaghan
Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was suspenseful, with a pretty good use of the unreliable narrator. Worth a read if you're into Wild West murder stories.
Mackenzie Ryan
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This memoir is a compelling and amazing book that you will find hard to put down. The first part takes you through SEAL training in Coronado, CA and gives you an appreciation for just how hard it is to become a SEAL, while the second half takes you through a battle that validates just why the SEAL selection and training process is so difficult and effective.
I often hear about the SEALs but never really get to hear stories (or at least I don't) about the operations they go on. You hear about th
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Rebecca Bradley
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a hidden gem that I came across on a trip to my local library book sale when I was in my early twenties. It was thrown under a pile and had no cover and was marked up as 50p. I began reading it and after realising I had been stood there reading it for over 30 minutes I knew I had to buy it. I got home, sat down in the chair and read the whole thing from cover to cover in one sitting. It was and is, one of the most compelling books I have ever read. You go through all of the range of hum ...more
Jeri
Dec 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
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In 1873, Alferd Packer led 21 men from Utah to the gold fields of Colorado. Three months later, he came back to civilization alone, guarding the terrible secret of what he had done there. To this day, no one knows what really happened on that fateful expedition--except Packer himself. Lone Survivor recreates--from Packer's unique point of view-- his tale. You accept that he was a cannibal during this time and walk with him through the rest of his life trying to hide from the fact. It's written w ...more
Rachel
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! A heartwrenching tale of astounding heroism. A must read!
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Interesting book. Enjoyed very much.
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Jul 20, 2012 rated it liked it
True story on survival. Horrible things happen in it though. Be prepared.
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