Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul ReadAlive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read

Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors

byPiers Paul Read

Mass Market Paperback | December 3, 2002

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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.

“ AN OVERWHELMINGLY CONVINCING ACCOUNT of the capacity in man’s charcater for compassion and sacrifice and edurance...” (BusinessWeek)
Title:Alive: The Story of the Andes SurvivorsFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.08 inPublished:December 3, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:038000321X

ISBN - 13:9780380003211


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing #plumreview An extraordinary story that is sometimes difficult to read.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Survival to the Extreme! This real life tale of the survival of a group of Uruguyan rugby players atop 72 days atop the Andes Cordillersa at 13,000 feet is still as haunting as it was first told in 1972. This book brings the events of the tragic plane crash and the issue of cannibalism as the only means of survival much more to light than the Hollywood movie version. A must read on the strength of the human spirit when faced with impossible odds.
Date published: 2010-12-13

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True story about how a group of people who survived an airplane crash in the Andes had toresort to cannibalism in order to stay alive.

Editorial Reviews

"A GREAT BOOK ... AN INCREDIBLE SAGA. Read's accomplishment in recording a struggle both physical and spiritual is superb."-- "Philadelphia Inquirer""THIS BOOK WILL EXCITE YOU, shock you, at times revolt you, but you are not likely to forget it."-- "John Barkham Reviews""A classic in the literature of survival."-- "Newsweek"