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  - Michon Ball - Goodreads

This book was really hard to read considering the subject matter. But I was really impressed by the boys ability to persevere under such unbearable circumstances. I would be interested to hear how they are doing today and what happened to them in the years that followed their rescue. Read full review

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User Review  - Christine Fredrikstad - Goodreads

It's an alright book that gives an insight to what they went through and how it was to live inside an airplane in the Andes-mountains for several weeks. Worth reading if that sounds intresting to you. 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.