Staff Recommendation: After a devastating bear attack on a trapping expedition in the Rocky Mountains in 1823, Hugh Glass is robbed and abandoned by his two companions. They expect him to die. He doesn’t. Glass’s ingenuity is thrilling; left without weapons or food he survives in the wilderness, determined to take revenge on the men he considers his murderers. The chaos of the race for new trade routes in the unexplored interior of the USA forms a fascinating background to Glass’s vendetta. Based on real events, The Revenant is being made into a film starring Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio.