May 21, 2013 — On an icy night in 1984, a commuter plane crashed in the wilderness. Six passengers died, but four survived: the pilot, a politician, a policeman and a prisoner. Carol Shaben's Into the Abyss describes their fight to make it through that frigid night alive.
Jun 3, 2008 — "Born with horses and oil in his blood," Colton H. Bryant was a sweet-natured Wyoming kid who died in an accident while working on an oil rig. In a new book, Alexandra Fuller narrates the short life of a modern American cowboy.
May 21, 2005 — The Deep Dark: Disaster and Redemption in America's Richest Silver Mine tells the story of a deadly fire in Idaho's Sunshine Mine in May 1972. Scott Simon talks with author Gregg Olsen.
May 17, 2005 — A National Park ranger tells us stories of the strangest things he's seen in 30 years of dealing with lost tourists, thieving bears, and misplaced skunks.