Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors

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HarperCollins, May 1, 1975 - Biography & Autobiography - 318 pages
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On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes. Out of the forty-five original passengers and crew, only sixteen made it off the mountain alive. For ten excruciating weeks they suffered deprivations beyond imagining, confronting nature head-on at its most furious and inhospitable. And to survive, they were forced to do what would have once been unthinkable ...

This is their story -- one of the most astonishing true adventures of the twentieth century.

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The writing was intelligent and honest. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Ron - Goodreads

Amazing survival story. Love the author's narration. It's so matter of fact. He doesn't waste words and lets the true events dictate the story flow. Read full review

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User Review  - Megzz Hammond - Goodreads

One really amazing book and how the will of people to survive can be so strong.. Despite all the odds they can pull through. Also the sacrifices that people have to make and choices that you would ... Read full review

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About the author (1975)

Paul Piers Read is the author of numerous, critically acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, including A Patriot in Berlin (1996), Ablaze: The Story of the Heroes and Victims of Chernobyl (1993), On the Third Day (1989), and A Season in the West (1989). Mr. Read lives in London.