Trader Ron DiFrancesco in the World Trade Center, diver Stephanie Schwabe, Sir Ernest Shackleton: All shared an experience that an unseen being helped them to survive against staggering odds. If it were just a handful of people, it might be dismissed, but in fact, this phenomenon has occurred again and again. In a riveting scientific and historical analysis, The Third Man Factor explores the human capacity to transcend extreme conditions.
JOHN GEIGER is the bestselling author of The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible and four other books of non-fiction, including the international bestseller Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition. His work has been translated into eleven languages. Born in Ithaca, New York, Geiger is the Editorial Board Editor at The Globe and Mail and a senior fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto. He is president of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He lives in Toronto.