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Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado
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Jul 16, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: recommended
Read in June, 2008

AMAZING! I was somewhat taken by surprise by this book, which is the story of the personal account of the one survivors of the Andes plane crash in 1974. The author was an untested and somewhat spoiled young man in his 20's when his plane crashed in the mountains and he and his rugby teammates were left for dead. Their story was also told in "Alive", which is also a great book, but this story is less about the details of the crash and more about the author's personal journal out of the mountains and, literally, back to life. While his account borders on clique, I found it to be a refreshingly honest account of this momentous event. I loved in the end when his father told him, "Don't let this be the defining moment of your life". Of course in many ways it appears to have been, but I also enjoyed accounts of what the survivors have been up to since the crash. I definitely recommend this book for anyone who is looking to be inspired!
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Joyce Enjoyed your review.

Alicen Thanks! Hope you enjoy the book as I did!

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Souvik Chakraborty Good book absolutely stunning
After going through 'touching the void' its oobviouly another superb story in the mountain of Andes.thank you...

Alicen I still think of this book often...

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