These stories can be categorized in two types: those by men who have gone out in search of ""experience,"" as they usually put it, and this includes rowing across the Atlantic in a dory, shooting the Colorado rapids, retracing Columbus' voyage in a replica called the Nina II etc. The second group includes tales by and about men who were fated to become involved in incredible situations...such as the saga of the two WWII pilots who crashed 16,000 feet up in the Himalayas where no white men had been seen before and managed, with severe injuries and a couple of hardworking guardian angels, to survive. Then there's the remarkable story of an almost forgotten front where the Nazis were confronted by a small, determined Greenland army. Another story out of the war tells of U-boat Commander Gunther Frien and his startling Scapa raid. Muscularly masculine and for that audience.