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Alive : the story of the Andes survivors

Author: Piers Paul Read
Publisher: London : Arrow, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In October 1972, a Uruguayan plane crashed in the Andes. There were sixteen survivors. This is an account of their ten-week ordeal which included living through freezing temperatures, facing the terrors of an avalanche and, one by one, resorting to cannibalism.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Adventure
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Piers Paul Read
ISBN: 0099432498 9780099432494
OCLC Number: 48680546
Notes: Originally published: London : Secker and Warburg, 1974.
Description: 307 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Piers Paul Read.

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In 1972, a Fairchild plane crashed in the Andes mountains. The survivors were hopelessly lost in one of the most remote places on earth. After eight days of heavy snowfall, the rescue attempt was  Read more...

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"* 'It is inconceivable to me that this story could have been better told... a masterpiece of narrative' - Graham Greene * 'One of the classic survival stories of all time - a story of the will to Read more...

 
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