Miracle In The Andes

Miracle In The Andes : 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home

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The story of the 1972 Andes plane crash and rescue, finally told by one of the heroes who saved his team-mates.When Nando Parrado took off on a flight from Uruguay to Chile with his rugby team-mates, he was looking forward to an enjoyable weekend break and had invited his mother and sister along for the trip. Then disaster struck, as their plane crashed into a mountain. Miraculously, many of the passengers survived but Nando's family died and he was unconscious for three days.Stranded 11 000 feet up on an inhospitable glacier, the survivors had almost no food or suitable equipment to withstand temperatures as low as -40C.In a final, desperate bid for safely, Nando and one of his friends set off on an impossible journey, climbing 17 000 feet-high mountains, facing death at every step.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 340.19g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 Maps
  • 0752881345
  • 9780752881348
  • 108,517

About Nando Parrado

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.show more

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this extremely humbling version of version of events tells how they sacrificed so much to survive their predictament. Overcoming adversity is rarely this tough * STUFF * 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 *show more

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'Retold with verve and a fresh approach by Nancy Goldstone . . . highly readable' Country Life At the age of thirteen, Joan of Arc heard the voices of angels that would change her life for ever: she was to become the saviour of France. Joan summoned and led and impressive army of French loyalists against the English before her courageous journey came to a tragic conclusion in Rouen. This is the story at th eheart of centuries of myth-making. But what if we no longer accept this tale? What if we question whether the heavens and their angels were truly Joan's only source of strength and power? What if we demand a different narrative? This revisionist history by a pre-eminent historian unearths the secular and verifiable basis for Joan's heroic exploits: Joan had a forgotten mentor, Yolande of Aragon. This is the story of not one life but two - two lives that were intertwined in the restoration of France's greatness. Phoenix Non-fiction/Historyshow more

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