I just finished reading this book and I highly recommend it. Some people are Civil War buffs, but I prefer the lives of the colonialists. These people were truly amazing and awe inspiring. Amazon.com: War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America's First Frontier (9780553384574): John F. Ross: Books This isn't a "survival" book per say, but, a historical narrative of Robert Rogers during colonial America. He is considered the father of special forces and if you have read about or traveled in those circles, you've probably heard of "Rogers' Rules of Ranging." While you won't get survival field manual how-tos, you will get a heavy dose of the situations Roberts dealt with, which highlights the survival skills he honed over a lifetime of kicking @$$. A few things I took away from this book: When Sherman uttered "War is hell" 100 years after the events in this book, I think a more appropriate description of the French/Indian War would be "War is worse than hell." People have no clue how vicious people were back then. Commie libtards think that all Native Americans were very kind, the first environmentalists, and were forced to war by the silver-tongued whites. This book gives a slightly different perspective on the peaceful Indians. Politics today is no different than it was back then: the type of man drawn to political life as a profession will always be self-serving and not have his constituent's best interest at heart.