É Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors Ó Download by ✓ Piers Paul Read
É Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors Ó Download by ✓ Piers Paul Read I purchased this book looking for the facts and an account of the Fairchild Andes crash What I got was an account, religiously biased, lacking certain facts when needed.
Most of the passengers on the plane were related by being part of or supporting the football team of a religious institution So of course prayer and the talk of miracles would turn up But when selecting a writing to tell the story they selected a fellow catholic I do not believe the author intentionally hid any facts, however where there should have been an exploration of the caloric intake of the survivors and a thorough discussion on geographic locations of the wreckage and that of the attempted rescue, there was a bit too much page spa I was a little obsessed with the movie Survive , the first version of this story when I was a young girl while my younger brother was appalled I ve also seen documentaries and the newer version of the movie Alive in the 90s Now, finally I ve read the book I m glad I did What a shocking story of survival, courage, endurance, and spirituality This book is tragic but uplifting in many ways as the ordeal in the mountain had changed their attitude towards lifeleft only with what they truly cared for, their families, their novias, their faith in God, and their homeland.
On October A Plane Carrying A Team Of Young Rugby Players Crashed Into The Remote, Snow Peaked Andes Out Of The Forty Five original Passengers And Crew, Only Sixteen Made It Off The Mountain Alive For Ten Excruciating Weeks They Suffered Deprivations Beyond Imagining, Confronting Nature Head On At Its Most Furious And Inhospitable And To Survive, They Were Forced To Do What Would Have Once Been Unthinkable This Is Their Story One Of The Most Astonishing True Adventures Of The Twentieth Century Not gonna lie I read this book because I wanted to read about how they ate the people That is what hooked everyone to this story, isn t it I saw the movie to see how they ate the people It s what everyone remembers and why we remember the Donner party all these years later Dude, they ATE THE PEOPLE In the book, they had already eaten the first people by about page 70 the book is hundreds of pages longer Huh, I thought What are they going to talk about for the rest of the book What they talk about are the other aspects of survival and it is a very compelling read There was an avalanche shortly after the initial crash, there are a couple of treks to find the tail and to see who is hardy enough to attempt a walk for help There are deaths and fights and camaraderie and heartbreaks and survival and yes, they eat the people This of course begs the question of how far any of us This was the frightening yet amazing true story of a team of rugby players trying to survive in the mountains against the dangers present Only sixteen survived and were able to tell their story.
Haunting, haunting book I read this too long ago to give a proper review but the account itself has stayed with me for years Amazing story of survival against incredible odds Not for the faint hearted but truly gripping.
CONTENT WARNING Some strong language and traumatic events And by that I mean, plane crash, avalanche, death and cannibalism I read this when it first came out in PB, so many years ago, mid 70 s I d give it 5 stars because I still remember it so clearly, but I never wanted to re read it It was well done, but pretty gruesome Stranded for 10 weeks with not much else to eat but dead passengers some of them team mates injured, cold They tried a number of things, but finally 2 of them managed to walk out get help It s one of the most incredible stories of survival I ve ever read.
I wondered what happened to the kids afterward One of them, Nando Parrado, wrote Miracle in The Andes I wonder if it sheds light on what the rest did I m not really sure I want to know That experience had to scar many of them badly I hope the press was a bit easier on th Famous story of the Uruguayan rugby team that survived ten weeks in the Andes, largely because they ate the dead passengers.
This is not a subtle book, nor does it bother with nuance It s a fast, vivid, and compelling read It shows its age mostly in its sexism Women are nurturing and irrational and must be hud and coddled men are brave and active, and when they re irrational, they know better probably it s part of this same gender definition that read always refers to the survivors as boys, even though the youngest of them was 19, this giving them room to be irrational and weak without compromising their manhood In a book with nuance, there might have been some discussion about gender performance and the fulcrum between the young men s athleticism manly and active and their religious beliefs irrational and emotional and therefore feminine, and the
The survivors had neither sensationalized nor sentimentalized their own experience and it seemed important for me to tell the reader what they had told me in the same matter of fact manner Piers Paul read I remember watching the film adaptation of this book when I was quite young, and being so impressed with the resilience of the human spirit, and the desire to live This book surpassed the film, because read did such a great job of involving the reader in the whole ordeal, including the plane crash survivors, their families, and the efforts others made to keep searching for the victims even when the odds of survival were dismal This edition had interviews with the author and two survivors thirty years after the publication of the book It s really hard for me to believe that read was only thirty one years old when h In October of 1972, a chartered plane carrying 45 passengers and crew left Uruguay to travel to Chile A majority of the passengers were made up of young men who were part of an amateur rugby team going to Chile for a game Others included family and friends Over the rugged Andes, the pilot made a fatal error, and the plane crashed into the side of a mountain, flinging parts of the tail section, fuselage, wing, rudder and even some passengers out over the desolate landscape The survivors were, for the most part, very young men average age around 23 years old On average, they came from priviledged families Most were devout Catholics They enjoyed their cigarettes They loved their mothers and girlfriends They loved the game of rugby and were eager to experience a taste of the world outside their beloved Uruguay.
Over the next 70 days, the remaining survivors battled c