Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read

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Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors

'“A classic in the literature of survival.” —Newsweek   “Read has risen above the sensational and managed a book of real and lasting value.” —Rolling Stone   “[Read] records a despair so real it seeps through the pages, while the narrative rarely pushes an image of straightforward heroism. These are recognisable human beings, not saints: peevish, petulant, prone to feuds, rage and selfishness. It makes their survival all the more moving, but what lingers are the moments of ingenuity, and the resilience of the human spirit.” —The Guardian   “Read’s style is savage: unliterary, undecorated as a prosecutor’s brief. . . . Alive is thunderous entertainment: I know the events by rote, nonetheless I found it electric. And important. Alive should be read by sociologists, educators, the Joint Chiefs of Staff. By anyone, in fact, whose business it is to prepare men for adversity.” —The New York Times  '
'“A classic in the literature of survival.” —Newsweek   “Read has risen above the sensational and managed a book of real and lasting value.” —Rolling Stone   “[Read] records a despair so real it seeps through the pages, while the narrative rarely pushes an image of straightforward heroism. These are recognisable human beings, not saints: peevish, petulant, prone to feuds, rage and selfishness. It makes their survival all the more moving, but what lingers are the moments of ingenuity, and the resilience of the human spirit.” —The Guardian   “Read’s style is savage: unliterary, undecorated as a prosecutor’s brief. . . . Alive is thunderous entertainment: I know the events by rote, nonetheless I found it electric. And important. Alive should be read by sociologists, educators, the Joint Chiefs of Staff. By anyone, in fact, whose business it is to prepare men for adversity.” —The New York Times  '
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781504039123 Pages: 318