THE BOOK

 

MIRACLE IN THE ANDES - THE BOOK BY NANDO PARRADO WITH VINCE RAUSE

In October 1972, a plane carrying an Uruguayan rugby team crashed in the Andes. After 72 days Nando Parrado and his friend Roberto walked off the 12,000 foot glacier and after many days were saved. Parrado has written a beautiful story of friendship and perseverance overcoming tragedy. With a fractured skull Parrado calmly ponders the cruelties of fate, the power of the natural world and the possibility of continued existence. "I would live from moment to moment and from breath to breath, until I had used up all the life I had." Struggling to stay alive, his guide becomes his beloved father: "each [stride] brought me closer to my father... each step I took was a step stolen back from death.”

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