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Survivors of the 13 October 1972 plane crash are told in the book "Alive" 📖



"Alive" is a book written by Piers Paul Read, first published in 1974. The book tells the harrowing and inspirational true story of the Uruguayan rugby team's crash in the Andes Mountains in 1972 and their subsequent struggle for survival.


The book details the events leading up to the crash, the crash itself, and the group's ordeal as they faced extreme cold, hunger, and isolation in the mountains. Perhaps the most widely known aspect of their survival story is the decision to resort to cannibalism in order to stay alive. The book delves into the moral and psychological challenges the survivors faced while making this decision.


"Alive" is a gripping and emotionally powerful account of the human spirit's resilience and the lengths people will go to survive in the most dire circumstances. It also explores themes of friendship, faith, and the will to live in the face of overwhelming odds.


The book was later adapted into a 1993 film of the same name, directed by Frank Marshall. The story of the Uruguayan rugby team's survival remains one of the most extraordinary tales of human endurance and determination in the face of disaster.

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