Rescue: Daring Missions from On, Under and Above the Earth

Author(s): David Long

True stories

How far would you go to save a life? Scrambling from the wreckage of his school after an earthquake, a nine-year-old Sichuan boy rescued two unconscious friends. 'I was hall monitor, ' he said afterwards. 'It is my job to look after my classmates.'


Whether dragging a friend from a blazing car, masterminding a search far below the earth's surface, or recovering astronauts from an aborted space mission, Rescue reveals the ingenuity, courage and doggedness of the human spirit all over the world.


Another unputdownable collection of eye-opening and moving true adventures, both contemporary and historical. Impeccably told by David Long and brought to vibrant life by illustrator Kerry Hyndman.


Product Information

Astonishing real-life rescue missions from on, under and above the earth from the award-winning team behind Survivors and Heroes.

Writer and historian David Long is the author of the acclaimed Animals' VC: For Gallantry and Devotion and more than twenty other non-fiction books on a wide range of historical subjects. Jet the Rescue Dog, the first of several titles for younger readers, was published by Faber in 2014. He lives in Suffolk and has two teenage sons.


Kerry Hyndman is a London based illustrator and map maker with a wide range of editorial, advertising and publishing clients. In her spare time she likes to snowboard, climb, hit things with rackets and cycle around.

General Fields

  • : 9780571346325
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : 0.01
  • : October 2019
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 362.2881
  • : 362.2881
  • : English
  • : English
  • : David Long
  • : David Long
  • : Nov-19
  • : Nov-19
  • : Hardback
  • : Hardback
  • : 192
  • : 192