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Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors

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"A classic in the literature of survival." --Newsweek

On October 12, 1972, a Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying a team of rugby players crashed in the remote, snow-peaked Andes Mountains. Ten weeks later, only 16 of the 45 passengers were found alive. This is the story of those ten weeks spent in the shelter of the plane's fuselage without food and scarcely any hope of a rescue. They survived by protecting and helping one another, and coming to the difficult conclusion that to live meant doing the unimaginable. Confronting nature at its most furious, two brave young men risked their lives to hike through the mountains looking for help--and ultimately found it.



Author: Piers Paul Read
Publisher: Avon Books
Published: 12/03/2002
Pages: 416
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.47lbs
Size: 6.75h x 4.16w x 1.25d
ISBN: 9780380003211

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 7.7
Point Value: 19
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 19776 / Alive

About the Author
Read, Piers Paul: -

Paul Piers Read is the author of numerous, critically acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, including A Patriot in Berlin (1996), Ablaze: The Story of the Heroes and Victims of Chernobyl (1993), On the Third Day (1989), and A Season in the West (1989). Mr. Read lives in London.