Author: Nando Parrado
The same story as Alive, told not from a 3rd person’s point of view, but from the perspective of a survivor, who was there the whole time struggling to keep alive.
The narrative is very powerful and passionate, taking us again to those 72 days in the Andes Mountains and, while Alive was a detailed recollection of the facts through extensive interviews with the survivors, this book focuses on Nando Parrado’s own experience, thoughts and feelings. It’s a story that shows us how love, faith and hope cannot be lost even in the most difficult and darkest moments.
Amazing book, capable of making you cry while reading it.
Author: Piers Paul Read
This is a true story, and I believe you all have already heard about it. It is a tragedy, but also a demonstration of faith and hope.
4 decades ago, a chartered flight carrying a Uruguayan Rugby team and their friends/families, flying from Montevideo – Uruguay to Santiago – Chile, crashed in the Andes Mountains due to bad weather and the pilots’ error. The plane split in two, with the tail and 7 people landing far from its body. From the 45 people aboard, 33 survived the crash. This was the 13th of October 1972.
The next day, 8 more people had died from cold or injuries. The only doctor aboard had died in the crash, so two of the guys who were studying Medicine were left to try their best to treat injuries and keep people alive, even though there were no medical supplies available.
On the 11th day in the mountains, through a small radio, they discovered that the search for them had been cancelled.