Alive: The True Story of the Andes Survivors

Author(s): Piers Paul Read

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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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Reissuing with a fantastic new cover to tie-in with the release of the book for Channel 4's LOST - this is a true story of what it's like to be lost, desperate & starving... 20010730

"* '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 survive against impossible odds' - Daily Mail * 'A great book... an incredible saga. Read's accomplishment in recording a struggle both physical and spiritual is superb' - Philadelphia Inquirer"

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780099432494
  • : Cornerstone
  • : Arrow Books Ltd
  • : May 2002
  • : 179mm X 111mm X 25mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Piers Paul Read
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 363.1240922
  • : 320
  • : facsimiles, illustrations, maps, portraits