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Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors - Piers Paul Read
Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780380003211 (038000321X)
ASIN: 038000321X
Publisher: Avon
Pages no: 318
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors
In October of 1972 a plane carrying 45 passengers and crew crashed into a glacier in the Andes. Within a week there were only 27 left alive and the food was running out and soon hope of rescue was lost. To stay alive, those remaining had to resort to eating the bodies of the dead. Eventually two of ...
julio-alexi genao
julio-alexi genao rated it
3.0
Read this when I was 14. Three months later I still couldn't sit in a chair without wondering what my own asscheeks would taste like, sashimi-style.What a fucking story.
Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Bryan Thomas Schmidt rated it
5.0 Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors
Truly an amazing book. Much better than any movie made from it. A powerful story of friendship, love and the will to survive. A true story. Tragic, shocking, difficult, but powerful. You'll never forget it and it will inspire you.
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
3.0
I think I was still in junior high when I read this one. Well written, but a little too grim for me, as I recall.
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