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Miracle In The Andes: The True Story of Surviving 72 Days on the Mountain Against All Odds

Nando Parrado

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson
03 May 2018
Autobiography: sport; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; Climbing & mountaineering; Outdoor survival skills
In October 1972, Nando Parrado and his rugby club teammates were on a flight from Uruguay to Chile when their plane crashed into a mountain. Miraculously, many of the passengers survived but Nando's mother and sister died and he was unconscious for three days.

Stranded more than 11,000 feet up in the wilderness of the Andes, the survivors soon heard that the search for them had been called off - and realise the only food for miles around was the bodies of their dead friends ...

In a last desperate bid for safety, Nando and a teammate set off in search of help. They climbed 17,000-foot-high mountains, facing death at every step, but inspired by his love for his family Nando drove them on until, finally, 72 days after the crash, they found rescue.
By:   Nando Parrado
Imprint:   Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 200mm,  Width: 134mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   302g
ISBN:   9781474608732
ISBN 10:   1474608736
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   03 May 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nando Parrado, after surviving the Andes plane crash, has gone on to become a successful businessman and television producer and presenter. He speaks five languages, is a hugely successful lecturer around the world, and in his spare time races motorcycles and stock cars.

Reviews for Miracle In The Andes: The True Story of Surviving 72 Days on the Mountain Against All Odds

This book not only reveals the lengths to which humans will go to survive, it makes you question your own strengths and weaknesses ... [this] dramatic story is moving, powerful and riveting * Daily Express * Far and away the best book I've read this year is Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado, survivor and rescuer of the others who lived by desperate means through the horrific 1972 Andes plane crash * Publishing News * An utterly compelling read * Sunday Express * Given up for dead after an air crash in the Andes in 1972, Nando Parrado not only survived but showed the strength and determination that saved his own life and that of his fifteen friends. Now he gives his own account of his ordeal -enthralling, enlightening, modest, and moving. An impressive testimony to what love can achieve -- Piers Paul Read, author of ALIVE His story is awesome. It is also enthralling, inspirational and an impressive testimony to one man's unquenchable instinct for survival and to the amazing resilience of the human spirit * Daily Mail *


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