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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Extremely well written; fascinating photographs. - Goodreads
Interesting, but hard to read. - Goodreads
Great writing and hard to believe its true. - Goodreads
It may be hard to read, but it is very worth it. - Goodreads
From a research standpoint, Read does a good job. - Goodreads
Fascinating topic done in by poor writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

This book was essentially a five-star before I started it. I'm literally obsessed with this story. I've seen the movie countless times and its at the status where I'm dropping what I'm doing when I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer Jacobs - Goodreads

If you could read just 10 books in rest of your life,this book is worthy of being one of them! This is a book based on reality that shook the conscience of the world in 1970s and even after almost 40 ... 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.