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Title:
I had to survive : how a plane crash in the Andes inspired my calling to save lives
ISBN:
9781476765440
Edition:
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Physical Description:
290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
General Note:
Translation of: Yo tenía que sobrevivir.
Abstract:
This is a gripping and heartrending recollection of the harrowing brink-of-death experience that propelled survivor Roberto Canessa to become one of the world's leading pediatric cardiologists. Canessa played a key role in safeguarding his fellow survivors, eventually trekking with a companion across the hostile mountain range for help. 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. Print run 75,000.
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Non-Fiction - Biography 363.12 Canessa
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