Readers Digest Volume 5 2003 Author:Various IN THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMIES Gracia Burnham with Dean Merrill — In 2001, Martin and Gracia Burnham, American missionaries in the Philippines, were taken hostage by the Abu Sayyaf, a terrorist group with ties to Osama bin Laden. For 376 days they marched through the jungle, facing starvation and frequent gun battles, yet they never gave up hope o... more »r lost their faith. An inspiring memoir of the triumph of the human soul over unimaginable adversity.
JOHN PAUL JONES Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy Evan Thomas
When Captain John Paul Hones bestrode the deck of the sinking Bonhomme Richard and refused to give up the fight, he defied the most powerful navy the world had ever seen - and in a blaze of glory helped a young nation win its independence. Veteran journalist Evan Thomas vividly brings to life this vital, imperfect hero who embodied the spirit of the American Revolution in a powerful biography reminiscent of John Adams.
THE EXACT SAME MOON Jeanne Marie Laskas
With a wonderful marriage, a picture-perfect farm, and two adorable mules, what more could a girl ask for? Yet when her mother becomes gravely ill, Jeanne Marie Laskas realizes something is indeed missing from her life - and this realization leads to an entirely unexpected maternal passion. From failed conception to joyful adoption, Laskas recounts, with humor and good cheer, her heartwarming journey to becoming a mom.
THE CRUELEST MILES The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic Gay Salisbury and Laney Salisbury
Alaska, winter of 1925: Isolated Nome stands defenseless against a coming diphtheria epidemic. The only available serum is over a thousand miles away. Without it, the children of Nome will not survive. An intense drama that captured the American imagination at the time, this is the story of the legendary heroism of the men and sled dogs who risked their lives to save others.« less