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Last Man Off: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and One Man's Ultimate Test

Author: Matt Lewis
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ISBN: 9780241967447
Format: Paperback
Published: June 2015
Published By: Penguin
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In the icy waters of the Antarctic, hundreds of miles from land or rescue, a storm engulfs a fishing boat. The waves are as high as houses. The crew are almost swept overboard. But as panic spreads on deck, the captain and the senior officers do nothing. When the boat begins to sink, self-preservation kicks in.

Matt Lewis, a 23-year-old marine biologist, and one of the least experienced men aboard, is one of the few to step up to the plate. He rallies the crew to escape onto three life rafts. He is the last man off the sinking ship. But there a Darwininan battle for survival begins. Thirty-eight men set out. How many will return?

Unflinching and gripping . . . a story of survival against the odds that is simultaneously terrifying and stirring.' Guardian

'This breakneck race of a book isn't just required reading for fans of waterborne peril; Harvard MBAs could also scour the pages as a case study in dysfunctional workplaces and woeful man management. It's like the Perfect Storm, but with gruesomely, even murderously, imperfect people.' Sunday Times

'The steady unaffected rhythm of Lewis's prose recalls The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner.' Herald

'Reminds us of the unforgiving nature of the sea and the courage that lies within the everyday heroes that have found themselves in hell.' Bear Grylls

ISBN: 9780241967447
Number of Pages: 0
Format: Paperback
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Published Date: 24-Jun-2015
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Publisher: Penguin

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