Letters to the Editor
Mary Rowlandson, captured by Indians in 1676 and marched into the “vast and howling Wilderness”, survived to write the first and perhaps most powerful example of the captivity narrative
Steely determination enabled Eddie Rickenbacker, the World I ace pilot and president of Eastern Airlines, to survive drifting across the Pacific in a life raft.
To call it loaded question does not begin to do justice to the matter, given America’s tortured racial history and its haunting legacy.
As slaves, Cabeza de Vaca and his companions were forced to cope with native North America on its own terms, bridging two worlds that had remained apart for 12,000 years or more.
Three days into their mission, two vital oxygen tanks exploded, seriously damaging Apollo 13's service module and forcing pilot Fred Haise, Jr. and his two fellow astronauts to scramble into the attached lunar module where they plotted their course home, shivering in the cold on limited oxygen