Piers Paul Read Alive

ISBN 13: 9780736610926

Alive

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9780736610926: Alive

Their plane crashed high in the Andes. Their only shelter was the plane's shattered fuselage, their only supplies a little wine and some bits of candy. In the beginning, there were 32 survivors. Then, only 27, then, 19...and, in the end, 16. This is their story -- the greatest modern epic of catastrophe and human endurance. Those who survived clung to life with extraordinary tenacity...and made the most difficult decision in order to cheat starvation.

"A masterpiece of narrative....It is inconceivable to me that this story could have been better told." --Graham Greene

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They overcame the impossible by doing the unthinkable?

On 13th October 1972, a plane chartered by an amateur rugby team on their way to Santiago in Chile crashed in the Andes. Some of the forty-five passengers and crew were killed on impact, others seriously injured. Weakened by starvation, extreme cold, and by the awful knowledge that the search had been called off, the survivors had to face the inescapable truth: to live, they must eat the flesh of their dead companions.

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