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 abandoned. Even if the plane could be found, the likelihood of the forty-five passengers and crew being discovered alive was remote. Yet ten weeks later two emaciated men fell to their knees at the sight of a Chilean peasant tending his cattle in a remote Andean valley. After finally persuading the incredulous authorities that that they really were passengers from the missing plane, the two men led a rescue team to the site of the crash, the remaining fourteen survivors and a tale of horrific bravery.
Putting to rest the rumours and criticism the survivors suffered, Alive exposes the inescapable truth and stark courageousness of how they lived to tell their story. Weakened by starvation, extreme cold, and by the awful knowledge that the search had been called off, the survivors had to face the torturous reality of their situation: to live, they must eat the flesh of their dead companions...(2001-07-30)
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‘A great book… an incredible saga. Read’s accomplishment in recording a struggle both physical and spiritual is superb’ -- Philadelphia Inquirer
‘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
‘Thunderous entertainment… a classic human adventure… a narrative of terrific and enduring significance’ -- New York Times
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...
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