Alive: Sixteen Men, Seventy-Two Days, and Insurmountable Odds--The Classic Adventure of Survival in the Andes

Piers Paul Read (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
July 01, 2005
Pages
398
Dimensions
5.38 X 1.13 X 8.02 inches | 0.86 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060778668

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About the Author

Piers Paul Read is the author of thirteen acclaimed novels, most recently Alice in Exile, and four works of non-fiction, among them a history of the crusading order, The Templars, and the international bestseller Alive! Past novels have won the Hawthornden Prize and the Geoffrey Faber, Somerset Maugham and James Tait Black Awards. He lives in London.

Reviews

"A classic in the literature of survival."--Newsweek
"A great book . . . . an incredible saga. Read's accomplishment in recording a struggle both physical and spiritual is superb."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"A chilling tale.... Will involve the reader as thoroughly as the best adventure novel. A book of real and lasting value."--Rolling Stone
"Superb...flawless.... A testimonial to the durability and determination of young men who might have chosen to die and simply would not."--Detroit Free Press
"A masterpiece...It is inconceivable to me that this story could have been better told."--Graham Greene
"No one will come away unmoved by the book, and no one will be able to put it down.... There is no way of reading Alive without a heightened sense of one's own life and its value."--New Republic
"Thunderous entertainment...A classic human adventure...A narrative of terrific and enduring significance."--New York Times
"Tragic, heartwarming, inspiring, shocking, terrifying, and true."--Columbus Dispatch
"An adventure story to rival those of Hillary and Tensing, Thor Heyerdahl, or Jacques Cousteau."--Chicago Tribune
"A book you won't soon forget."--Cleveland Press
"An adventure both physical and spiritual...Mr. Read was chosen by the survivors to write a full and balanced account of their ordeal, and he has done so with conspicuous success."--The New Yorker