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The Get Out Alive Book Club

The GOA Book Club is a collection of books that are used as reference material in our episodes, or that we find relevant and interesting to our topic matter. These books do not sponsor us, so therefore instead of providing links for you to buy online, we highly recommend you support your local bookstores by ordering from them. 


Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance (Third Edition) by Stephen Herrero

"For more than three decades, Bear Attacks has been the thorough and unflinching landmark study of the attacks made on humans by the great grizzly and the less aggressive, but occasionally deadly, black bear. This is the sometimes horrific yet instructive story of bears and people, written by the world's leading scientific authority in the field. This book is essential for anyone who hikes, camps, or visits bear country - and for anyone who wants to know more about these sometimes fearsome but always fascinating wild creatures."


Coyote America by Dan Flores

"Coyote America traces the five-million-year biological story of an animal that has become the "wolf" in our backyards, as well as its cultural evoltuion from a preeminent spot in North American religions to the hapless foil of the Road Runner. A deeply American tale, the story of the coyote in the American West and beyond is a sort of Manifest Destiny in reverse, with a pioneering hero whose career holds up an uncanny mirror to the successes and failures of American expansionism."


A Grizzly Tale: A Father and Daughter Survival Story by Johan Otter

"Johan Otter’s life changed in a fraction of a second the day he and his daughter Jenna were attacked by a grizzly bear while hiking in Glacier National Park. This is his tale of survival, family, and triumph in the face of trauma.


'More than a story of a bear attack, this is the incredible story of a father and daughter's love, determination, resilience, and triumph. Johan and Jenna fought to survive both the attack and the life threatening injuries, fought during extensive recovery, and grew in ways that have inspired many, including the rescue teams that helped them survive a grizzly bear attack on the side of a mountain in Glacier National Park's backcountry.' - Gary Moses, Lake McDonald District Ranger, Glacier National Park, 2008 Harry Yount Award recipient"