Alone: A Fascinating Study of Those Who Have Survived Long, Solitary Ordeals
Richard D. Logan, Ph.D.
Do you have what it takes? “Plane crash survivor Nando Parrado, half-starved, freezing, and exhausted from two days climbing… finally struggles to a snow-covered summit from which he believes he will see the green Andean foothills and a path to help and safety for him and his stranded comrades. He sees, instead, extending to the far horizon, still more snow capped mountains and is overwhelmed, for a moment, by helpless rage. He weeps in angry frustration and almost gives up, but he looks around, realizing how much he has accomplished, and pride and determination replace his rage and despair. He has achieved a personal summit, a moment of triumph and self-revelation. He will survive. He will walk out of the mountains to find help for his dying comrades—and be a genuine hero.”
Paperback: 215 pages