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Into the Abyss: An Extraordinary True Story by [Carol Shaben]

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Carol Shaben won two Canadian National Magazine Awards -- a Gold Medal for Investigative Reporting and a Silver Medal for Politics and Public Interest -- for articles that highlighted the subject of this book. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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In October 1984, a commuter plane crashed in northern Alberta. Of the 10 people aboard, there were 4 survivors: the pilot, an RCMP constable, the prisoner he was ­transporting, and the author’s father, the late Larry Shaben, Alberta’s housing minister. Journalist Shaben relies heavily on the memories of the survivors, who formed an improbable bond as they waited, desperately, to be rescued from almost certain death from their injuries and from the freezing temperature. The rescue comes about halfway through the book. The rest of it explores the crash’s aftermath and the lives of the survivors. Paul Archambault’s story is the most interesting. A prisoner with a long rap sheet (car theft, breaking and entering), he became a hero after the crash, saving the RCMP constable’s life and helping to keep his fellow survivors warm and safe until the rescuers came. For him, the crash was a life-changing event, but ultimately his life ended tragically. Although author Shaben’s father was one of the survivors, she divides the limelight among all four of them. --David Pitt --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B009CJK4GA
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Grand Central Publishing (May 21, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 21, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 18873 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 338 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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At 42 I left a corporate career to pursue my passion: telling stories of often overlooked or underrated individuals who, through their courage, heroism and conviction, deeply move and inspire us to be our best selves. I was shocked and delighted when my first book, Into the Abyss, sold to Random House Canada within two hours. It has since become a national bestseller, widely published and optioned for film.

My most recent book, The Marriott Cell, co-written with award-winning Egyptian-Canadian journalist, Mohamed Fahmy, with a forward by Amal Clooney, was an incredible collaboration that speaks to the importance of independent journalism and freedom of the press in these uncertain times of terrorist threats and "fake news".

Having worked as a journalist, I feel that if we pay close attention to the ordinary people and everyday events that intersect our lives, they can teach us all we need to know about creating a better world; one without racism, poverty, violence, oppression or environmental degradation. Finally, I consider myself a humanist—someone who strives to live an ethical life guided by reason, inspired by compassion and informed by knowledge and experience. The writing and creative projects I undertake are driven by this philosophy and by my deep commitment to promote the greater good of humanity.

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