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by Piers Paul Read

The true story of the 1972 Andes plane crash and the horrifying lengths its passengers had to resort to in order to survive starvation in the cruel, sub-zero temperatures.
Download Alive the Story of the Andes Survivors epub
ISBN: 0436409755
ISBN13: 978-0436409752
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Transportation
Author: Piers Paul Read
Language: English
Publisher: Alison Press; 1st Edition edition (May 6, 1974)
Pages: 320 pages
ePUB size: 1273 kb
FB2 size: 1563 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 541
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This is a brilliant read. Even if you saw the movie first, that's OK, this book will far exceed the quality of the movie. I appreciate Read's attempt to be as straightforward as possible. There is no reason for an author to try and add emotion or tension to this story, since it was all there in the first place. There are some disturbing moments in the book (as expected), but nothing graphic. I appreciate Read's respect toward the faith those people had in God. Another reviewer said very little was dedicated to the actual crash. That's true. And after finishing the book, I can see why. What happened afterward was far more important than the actual crash. Amazing story. They thought they would be rescued since people knew they were flying. But they were never found. So they decided to save themselves. Amazing story. One of the greatest achievements in human history.
Alive was a riveting read. The details of each survivor's experiences in the Andes, their lives before the crash, and after their rescue caused me to question my own abilities, ethics, social skills and leadership abilities. The organization and discipline these men exhibited under the worst possible conditions was mind blowing.
I read Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado, one of the survivors before reading Alive. Nando was one of the two survivors that somehow hiked to safety and thus saved the rest. His book was written many years after the event. Alive was written within a few years of the crash by Piers Paul Read who interviewed many of the survivors. Both books are excellent. I slightly prefer Parrado's book. If you have never read the story, read one of these books. It is an incredible story.
My God !!..This is such an outstanding book. I met Mr.Gustavo Zerbino in january, 2005 during a meeting he held in the company I used to work for. He talked about his experience on the mountain for about an hour and he covered many details related to how much they did to survive up there. Since that time, I became so interested in getting to know much more about this real story, therefore I decided to purchase this book. There are so many details in it that Mr Zerbino couldn't talk about due to time reasons, then, by reading Alive, I could picture what those guys suffered there on the mountain in a way as I was right there. Most of the chapters are really tough to read, but it is a way we can learn about the experience accurately. I really recommend it 100 % !!. I am looking forward to read the books written by Canessa and Nando Parrado very soon. Thank you.
what a heartbreaking story but I just couldn't stop until had to sleep. The horror of it all and what they had to do to survive, bad luck just seem to be with them. They would survive one thing only to go on and almost not survive another tragedy. Ended up so enthralled with this story, I watched it on Netflix the next day. The book bought the visual more than the movie but both were very good.

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This is one of the best books I've ever read. I saw a documentary on the event on the history channel and knew I had to read the book. I'm ashamed to say I waited so long because this is an great read. I finished the book within a few days because it was just so hard to put down. The story of these gentleman is truely amazing. You will have a different outlook on life after reading it.
I have read this book more than a few times. My paperback is quite worn so I decided to get it on my kindle. Much easier to read on tablet rather than a book. My husband still loves the feel of a book in his hands but I would rather have it on my kindle. A very inspiring story of faith and resilience. I! Still amazed at how they survived such obstacles. It will always be one of my favourites
Read this book in two days, every spare second I had was spent reading. You can't put it down, and will want to read it again. It is the definition of strength and courage. I can barely walk up a few flights of stairs without being winded, and these boys climbed ~13,500 feet over a snow/ice covered mountain with seat cushions as snow shoes.. it gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. It's an absolutely brilliant story. And you will be cheering at the end!