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The Lonely Sea: Collected Short Stories
Alistair MacLean
Her Benny
Silas K. Hocking
Vedere din Parfumerie
Silvia Kerim
Mysticism and Logic (Western Philosophy)
Bertrand Russell
The Analects of Confucious
Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking
William James
Does Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Unsettling, Witty Answers to Questions You Never Thought You Wanted to Ask
New Scientists Books Staff, New Scientist
Mutual Aid
Pyotr Kropotkin
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
Olivia Fraser, William Dalrymple
The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Miracle in The Andes

Miracle in The Andes - Nando Parrado, Vince Rause This searingly honest and heroic man finally insisted on finding a way out of the tragedy described in "Alive". He also states that the whole group stayed and prayed for rescue far too long at the crash site. Strangest to me is that once safely on the other side of the mountain, he and his companion stopped to finish eating what they had in their bags, although I've never made an exposed bare-handed climb for days on end in their condition. Most amazing of all, the survivors met again in their 50's to play Rugby again.

The book "Alive" must be truly spectacular if it's better than Miracle in The Andes.