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Alive : The Story of the Andes Survivors - Piers Paul Read


The Story of the Andes Survivors

Paperback Published: 3rd December 2002
ISBN: 9780380003211
Number Of Pages: 416

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Reissuing with a fantastic new look to tie-in with the 40th anniversary of the Fairchild plane crash, this is the true story of what people will do when they are desperate to survive...


1972. A plane has crashed in the Andes mountains. The passengers are hopelessly lost in one of the most isolated places on earth.


Almost three months later, two of the survivors, emaciated and frozen, reach the authorities and lead a rescue team to the remaining fourteen passengers.


The rescue team are shocked when they reach the crash-site. Food supplies have long gone, and the remains of the dead lie scattered among the fuselage.

It is only too clear how these passengers have managed to stay alive ...

About the Author

Piers Paul Read, the son of poet and art critic Sir Herbert Read, is the author of 13 novels and several short stories. He has received the Thomas More medal for distinguished contribution to Catholic literature for his book Alive. Read currently lives in London with his wife and four children.

Industry 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"

Great. Couldn't put it down


A great read. I couldn't put the book down - read it in a day. It was a little disturbing but overall, incredibly inspirational.

Sydney, AU



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ISBN: 9780380003211
ISBN-10: 038000321X
Series: Avon Nonfiction
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 3rd December 2002
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 10.57  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.21

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