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The Pocket Guide to Prepping Supplies

by Patty Hahne Skyhorse (April 19, 2016)

You will need more than just food and water when the grid goes down.

Many people know what they need to survive a doomsday scenario. They stock high-calorie foods and clean water, they find their own sources...


The Pocket Disaster Survival Guide

by Harris J. Andrews & J. Alexander Bowers Skyhorse (April 01, 2010)

Whether it’s a hurricane bearing down on a home near the coast or a power line downed in a snowstorm near a car, are you prepared for these situations? This slim handbook will provide you with all the information...


The Armageddon Survival Handbook

by Rainer Stahlberg Skyhorse (November 24, 2010)

Growing up in Soviet-dominated Hungary, Rainer Stahlberg developed an increasing wariness of the world around him. When he was wounded in the Hungarian uprising of 1956, he resolved to never be caught unprepared...


The Disaster Preparedness Handbook

by Arthur T. Bradley Skyhorse (July 20, 2011)

Let survival expert, Army veteran, NASA scientist help you and your family prepare for any kind of disaster—flood, civil unrest, hurricane, fire, war, earthquake.

Ninety-nine percent of the time, the world...


What to Do When the Shit Hits the Fan

by David Black Skyhorse (January 02, 2014)

Recent events have taught us all that anyone, anywhere can face an emergency situation. Do you have the tools, equipment, and knowledge to ensure the safety of your family? With the expert advice in this handbook,...


The Prepper's Guide to Foraging

by David Nash & Todd Walker Skyhorse (October 25, 2016)

The Prepper's Guide to Foraging is not a plant identification guide in the traditional sense. It is instead a guide to using plants to supplement other means of food production and subsistence living. Author...


Badass Prepper's Handbook

by James Henry Skyhorse (January 06, 2015)

Disaster can strike at any time with no warning. Most people aren’t forward thinking enough to prepare for the worst, others simply don’t have the skills needed to successfully prepare. That’s where the...


Disaster Preparedness NYC

by Olivia Maria Jovine & Vicki Ford Skyhorse (January 27, 2015)

If you live in New York City, you know this great city has seen and recovered from many disasters of every scale. But if the next Hurricane Sandy, 9/11, blizzard, power outage, fire, or heat wave hits your borough,...


Weather Disasters

by Mark D. Williams & Amy Becker Williams Skyhorse (August 21, 2018)

Floods. Blizzards. Landslides. Earthquakes. Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Severe weather happens every day across the globe. We see and hear of the devastating consequences whenever we tune into the evening news: property...


Riding through Katrina with the Red Baron's Ghost

by J. Malcolm Garcia Arcade (August 21, 2018)

The first book that J. Malcolm Garcia ever bought would impact his life in a way that the then twelve-year-old could have never imagined. The Day the Red Baron Died plunged Garcia into the intrigue and excitement...


The Homeowner's Hurricane Handbook

by Bob Stearns Skyhorse (July 01, 2009)

With chapters such as Nature of the Beast, to What To Expect In The Aftermath, the Hurricane Preparedness Handbook is a how-to guide for dealing with hurricanes before, during, and after—including understanding...


Miracle in the Cave

by Liam Cochrane HarperOne (January 08, 2019)

Featuring never-before-reported details and exclusive interviews with the boys and their coach, the inspiring true story of how twelve members of the Wild Boar Academy Football Club and their coach survived...


The Boys in the Cave

by Matt Gutman William Morrow (November 13, 2018)

From award-winning ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman, and written using exclusive interviews and information comes the definitive account of the dramatic story that gripped the world: the miracle...


Rising Water

by Marc Aronson Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 19, 2019)

The incredible true story of the twelve boys trapped with their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand and their inspiring rescue.

On June 23, 2018, twelve members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach were...


We Fed an Island

by Jose Andres Anthony Bourdain/Ecco (September 11, 2018)

FOREWORD BY LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA AND LUIS A. MIRANDA, JR.

The true story of how a group of chefs fed hundreds of thousands of hungry Americans after Hurricane Maria and touched the hearts of many more

Chef José...


Run the Storm

by George Michelsen Foy Scribner (May 01, 2018)

In the bestselling tradition of The Perfect Storm and The Finest Hours, “an exquisitely written and dramatic book…a literary page-turner” (Doug Stanton, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Horse Soldiers...


Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time

by David Miliband Simon & Schuster/ TED (November 14, 2017)

We are in the midst of a global refugee crisis. Sixty five million people are fleeing for their lives. The choices are urgent, not just for them but for all of us. What can we possibly do to help?

With compassion...


What Stands in a Storm

by Kim Cross & Rick Bragg Atria Books (March 10, 2015)

Enter the eye of the storm in this gripping real-life thriller—A Perfect Storm on land—that chronicles America’s biggest tornado outbreak since the beginning of recorded weather: a horrific three-day superstorm...


Sizwe's Test

by Jonny Steinberg Simon & Schuster (February 12, 2008)

At the age of twenty-nine, Sizwe Magadla is among the most handsome, well-educated, and richest of the men in his poverty-stricken village. Dr. Hermann Reuter, a son of old South West African stock, wants to...


Survival

by Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré (U.S. Army, ret) & Ron Martz Atria Books (May 05, 2009)

It seems as though the frequency of natural disasters occurring around the nation and the world is increasing. Every day, there are new stories about earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, and forest fires ravaging...


Storm Surge

by Adam Sobel Harper Wave (October 14, 2014)

A renowned scientist takes us through the devastating and unprecedented events of Hurricane Sandy, using it to explain our planet’s changing climate, and what we need to do to protect ourselves and our cities...


Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios

by Lisa Bedford HarperOne (April 24, 2012)

From the creator of TheSurvivalMom.com comes this first-of-its-kind guidebook for all the “prepper” moms keen to increase their family's level of preparedness for emergencies and crises of all shapes and...


Inviting Disaster

by James R. Chiles HarperCollins e-books (July 08, 2008)

Combining captivating storytelling with eye-opening findings, Inviting Disaster delves inside some of history's worst catastrophes in order to show how increasingly "smart" systems leave us wide open to human...