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The Resource I had to survive : how a plane crash in the Andes inspired my calling to save lives, Dr. Roberto Canessa and Pablo Vierci ; translated by Carlos Frias

I had to survive : how a plane crash in the Andes inspired my calling to save lives, Dr. Roberto Canessa and Pablo Vierci ; translated by Carlos Frias

Label
I had to survive : how a plane crash in the Andes inspired my calling to save lives
Title
I had to survive
Title remainder
how a plane crash in the Andes inspired my calling to save lives
Statement of responsibility
Dr. Roberto Canessa and Pablo Vierci ; translated by Carlos Frias
Title variation
How a plane crash in the Andes inspired my calling to save lives
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
A survivor of the infamous 1972 plane crash in the Andes that inspired the filmAlive offers a gripping and heartrending recollection of the harrowing brink-of-death experience that propelled him to become one of the world’s leading pediatric cardiologists. On October 12, 1972, a Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying members of the “Old Christians” rugby team—and many of their friends and family members—crashed into the Andes mountains. Sixteen survivors were stranded in unforgiving temperatures at an altitude of 10,000 feet with no vegetation or wildlife for food. For more than two months, aware that the search for them had been called off, they endured unimaginably harsh conditions. As he tended to his wounded teammates amidst the devastating carnage of the wreck, rugby player Roberto Canessa, a second-year medical student at the time, realized that no one on earth was luckier: he was alive—and for that, he should be eternally grateful. From making the decision to eat the bodies of their deceased teammates to trekking across the hostile mountain range for help, Canessa played a key role in safeguarding his fellow survivors. This fine line between life and death became the catalyst for the rest of his life. This uplifting tale of hope and determination, solidarity and ingenuity gives vivid insight into a world famous story. Canessa also draws a unique and fascinating parallel between his work as a doctor performing arduous heart surgeries on infants and unborn babies and the difficult life-changing decisions he was forced to make in the Andes. With grace and humanity, Canessa prompts us to ask ourselves: what do you do when all the odds are stacked against you?
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Canessa, Roberto
Dewey number
  • 363.12/4092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
LC call number
TL553.9
LC item number
.C3613 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Vierci, Pablo
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canessa, Roberto
  • Airplane crash survival
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Aircraft accident victims
  • Heart surgeons
Label
I had to survive : how a plane crash in the Andes inspired my calling to save lives, Dr. Roberto Canessa and Pablo Vierci ; translated by Carlos Frias
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Yo tenía que sobrevivir
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky279175104
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476765440
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015043876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 03/16
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
Label
I had to survive : how a plane crash in the Andes inspired my calling to save lives, Dr. Roberto Canessa and Pablo Vierci ; translated by Carlos Frias
Publication
Note
Translation of: Yo tenía que sobrevivir
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky279175104
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476765440
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015043876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 03/16
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map

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