Those sound like good books Perry
Death, Daring and Disaster by Butch Farabee, Jr. - about Search and Rescue in National Parks
Citadel Mountain by Maynard Adams - about a French expedition to southern Colorado around the time of the Louisiana Purchase that mined gold but only one made it out to tell the story...the gold is still there somewhere.
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch - lecture given by a professor who found out he had cancer and only had a few months left to live
Walking from East to West by Ravi Zacharias - autobiography of world-famous Christian theologian and religious philosopher
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren - book about Christian living and worldview written by a pastor and theologian