Description : When Peter DeLeo set out one Sunday morning on a sightseeing and photography trip over the central Sierra Nevada mountains in California, he had no idea that he would soon be fighting for his life with the odds stacked very much against him. DeLeo's single-engine plane encountered turbulence, and he and his two passengers crashed in the mountains. All three survived the accident but sustained multiple injuries. DeLeo had broken ribs, a shattered ankle, and a badly damaged shoulder. After assessing their situation, they decided that the passengers should remain with the plane while DeLeo would hike out to bring back help. It was already winter; he left the limited emergency supplies with the plane's passengers; and he was hampered by his injuries, but DeLeo was determined to get help. He found or improvised shelter at night, carefully warmed himself during the daytime, drank from small pools of melted snow and ice, and slowly but steadily made his way toward civilization. Suffering from exhaustion and on the verge of collapse, he found a hot spring that provided him with temporary warmth and insects to eat. Injuries, dehydration, malnutrition, and a two-day blizzard slowed him, and a rockslide nearly killed him just as he glimpsed the valley and highway that he so desperately sought, but DeLeo's courage saw him through. Meanwhile, Civil Air Patrol planes searched fruitlessly for the lost plane and for survivors; twice, DeLeo frantically tried to signal the search planes, but to no avail. When DeLeo finally reached a highway, he found it almost impossible to convince the authorities that he was the lost pilot who had been all but given up for dead. His astonishing survival, one of the most remarkable feats of endurance on record, made national and even international news. Now, for the first time, Peter DeLeo tells his remarkable story in gripping detail. His amazing saga is destined to become a classic.
Description : She's working for her enemies. Or so they think... Ex-CIA assassin Eva Driscoll has found a new life in Australia and believes she's outrun the Executive Security Office, the most powerful and secretive organization on the planet. But the ESO has been watching her every move and when they approach her with a high-risk mission in North Korea, Eva is forced to co-operate with the organization she once vowed to destroy. But releasing a high-ranking defector proves costly, and Driscoll is captured and imprisoned in a secret camp on the Chinese border. What she witnesses there will haunt her forever . . . so she decides to take matters into her own hands. But how long can she keep the ESO thinking she's working in their interests rather than her own? When her handlers become suspicious, Eva knows time is not on her side. Can she defeat the evil at the heart of the camp and get out alive--or will this final installment really be her last?
Description : “Business Survival – a Guide to Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery” is for experienced and inexperienced, technical, and non-technical personnel who are interested in the need for Business Continuity Planning within their organizations. These personnel include: Senior and Executive management, the decision-makers who make budgetary decisions Business Continuity Managers and their teams Chief Information Officers, who ensure the implementation of the Disaster Recovery elements of the Business Continuity Plan and play a large role in (and perhaps even manage or oversee) the Business Continuity Process The IT security program manager, who implements the security program IT managers and system owners of system software and/or hardware used to support IT functions. Information owners of data stored, processed, and transmitted by the IT systems Business Unit owners and managers who are responsible for the way in which their own unit fits into the overall Business Continuity Plan, but especially Facilities Managers, who are responsible for the way the buildings are evacuated and secured, providing floor plans and information to Emergency Services, etc. Human Resources Managers who are responsible for the “people” elements of the Business Continuity Plan Communications and PR Managers who are responsible for the communications policies that form part of the Business Continuity Plan Technical support personnel (e.g. network, system, application, and database administrators; computer specialists; data security analysts), who manage and administer security for the IT systems Information system auditors, who audit IT systems IT consultants, who support clients in developing, implementing and testing their Business Continuity Plans
Description : “My parents had to try for eighteen months to conceive me, but my father was adamant he wanted one last child. After eighteen months of trying, my mother eventually conceived and nine months later I was born. My birth was a difficult one. It was like I was never meant to be in this world.” Boy is Nigel Cooper’s memoir from the age of five to sixteen. It tells the shocking, brutal, disturbing, emotional story of his childhood spent in and out of various care homes and institutions during the 1970s and 1980s. When Nigel was just seven years old, after the untimely death of his sister and father, his mother asked social services to take him away – and then his nightmare began. For the next nine years of his life, Nigel was repeatedly rejected by his mother and spent his childhood among bullies, abusers, psychopaths and criminals. He spent time in a children’s psychiatric hospital, where they carried out unimaginable tests, pumped him full of drugs and physically abused him; care homes, where he would come face to face with rough estate kids who would beat him up, force him to steal for them and threaten his life; and barbaric assessment centres for disturbed and delinquent children, where the staff were, at times, sicker than the children. The system tried to break Nigel and it was a miracle that he survived. The British care system robbed him of his childhood. His story is truly extraordinary and will do a lot more than shed light on what it was like growing up during the Jimmy Savile years. Boy is powerfully written, edgy, gripping and beautifully crafted.
Description : Normally, retreats are built to blend in to their surroundings for the sake of secrecy, and are built by those who don’t want others to know anything about their retreat. Dave Black explores these places and gets to go where most people never go—through the chain link fence, past the guard dog, and into the rarely seen survival retreat. You will learn how to: Protect and defend your retreat Build in the right location Live safely in your retreat Harvest food and water Plan the perfect survival strategy Dave Black goes into detail to teach you everything you ever needed to know about survival retreats. Not only will you learn how to protect them, but you will learn how and where to build them, and most importantly, what to do after you’ve fortified. There’s a lot to know and with this book you’ll be prepared for the inevitable apocalypse . . .
Description : This third volume of Politicide, like the two previous volumes, is a further compilation of the highly acclaimed and published articles written by the author over a period of many years. Each chapter details various aspects of the Arab and Muslim war against Israel, the total refusal by the Muslim and Arab world to accept the rebirth of Israel in its ancestral homeland, and the relentless attempts to murder the embattled Jewish State. Politicide is the word originally coined by an Israeli statesman to describe just such an act of State murder. This book is a must read for all who wish to better understand the background to the conflict. It provides an easily readable account of the Biblical and post-Biblical history of the Jewish homeland along with an immense amount of vital and current information.
Description : Recent improvised explosive device (IED) and active shooter incidents reveal that some traditional practices of first responders need to be realigned and enhanced to improve survivability of victims and the safety of first responders caring for them. This multi-disciplinary edition translates evidence-based response strategies based on military experience in responding to and managing casualties from IED and/or active shooter incidents and from its significant investment in combat casualty care research into the civilian first responder environment. Table of Contents: Executive Summary Purpose General Information: Improvised Explosive Device Active Shooter Take an Active Role in Your Own Safety: Explosions Active Shooter Incident First Responder for Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents Background: Defining First Responders Defining the Threat Military Lessons Learned and Civilian Adaptation Improvised Explosive Device Incidents Active Shooter Incidents Hemorrhage Control Protective Equipment Response and Incident Management Responder Guidelines: Hemorrhage Control Protective Equipment Response and Incident Management Summary Threat-based Scenarios: Large-scale Terrorist/insurgency Attack Medium-scale Terrorist/insurgency Attack Medium-scale Terrorist/insurgency Attack Small Scale Terrorist/insurgency Attack Involuntary Suicide Bomber Discovery/recovery of Homemade Explosives (Not an Attack) Active Shooter With Access Denial to First Responders Active Shooter in a Public Commercial Facility Active Shooter in an Open, Outdoor, Unbounded Location Active Shooter in a Public Sports Complex Provide First Aid After Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents Stop the Bleeding and Protect the Wound First Aid for Specific Injuries List of Major Bombing Incidents in the United States 2007-2017 List of Major Mass Shootings in the United States 2007-2017
Description : What are you going to do if the water supply stops? Or if there’s no food on sale any more? If there’s no electricity? Or if law and order breaks down? Will you manage? Would you make the right decisions? Are you ready for this? SAS And Elite Forces Guide: Preparing To Survive teaches you all the skills and offers you all the tips and information you may need if things really go wrong. Preppers are people who have decided to take their safety into their own hands in learning to live off the land, digging the own wells, providing their own power and defending themselves. In the wake of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina their numbers are growing and there is increasing media coverage of this phenomenon. SAS And Elite Forces Guide: Preparing To Survive begins with the possible catastrophe scenarios such as environmental disasters, wars and terrorism. Chapter by chapter, the book looks at the areas you need to prepare: your home, what you need if you have to take flight, pre-preparing food for a crisis, finding clean water, maintaining your health, defending yourself, and creating power supplies. With tips and techniques from survival experts, this book shows you what to do not only in the moments and hours after disaster has struck, but also in the weeks, months and years that follow. With more than 300 easy-to-follow artworks and handy pull-out lists of key information, SAS And Elite Forces Guide: Preparing To Survive is the definitive long term survival guide for when help isn’t on its way. If disaster strikes, you’ll be ready.