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Finding the Devil: Darkness, Light, and the Untold Story of the Chilean Mine Disaster (Kindle single)

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They were thirty-three men trapped beneath tons of rock half a mile underground. The odds of them making it out alive were almost nil. When they emerged nearly two months later, they were known around the world simply as the Chilean miners, and theirs had become one of the greatest survival stories of our time. But few of us know what really happened above and below the ...more
Published 2012 by Byliner Originals
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Roy
Dec 24, 2012 Roy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: done
Let me say first most my ratings are high because I generally search out what I will like before I read it, I don't take many chances. This book was a fluke of a chance- somehow I saw it mentioned somewhere as a good read so I got it because it was a 1.99 risk.

What a worthy 5 star!!!
I know nothing of mining, geology, Chile, and only vaguely remember the news when this happened. The author wrote incredibly well. This grabbed me from the first 2 pages and read like a mystery thriller like the nove
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Ellen Herbert
Feb 01, 2013 Ellen Herbert rated it liked it
While I learned a great deal and found this account quite good, there are so many unanswered questions and much more to the story of the Chilean Mine Disaster. I would like now to know more about the personalities of the miners and the day to day realities that they faced in the mine while a scramble was taking place up above.
Kristen Schrader (Wenke)
I was hoping for more information on what it was like inside the mine during the cave-in. This is more concerned with what was happening above-ground, both politically and technically.
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Jan 27, 2013 Claire McDaniel rated it liked it
Gave me an idea of what it was like for the miners and how politicians used the occasion to serve their own purposes.
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William Langewiesche is a journalist who has written for Vanity Fair and The Atlantic Monthly.
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