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Author Canessa, Roberto, 1953- author
Title Yo tenía que sobrevivir. English
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
Published New York : Atria Books, 2016
 Rodman Main Adult Biography  C221r    AVAILABLE
Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition
Descript 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
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Note Translation of: Yo tenía que sobrevivir
Summary This is a gripping and heartrending recollection of the harrowing brink-of-death experience that propelled airplane crash 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
Subject Canessa, Roberto, 1953-
Aircraft accident victims -- Uruguay -- Biography
Airplane crash survival -- Andes Region
Aircraft accidents -- Andes Region
Heart surgeons -- Uruguay -- Biography
Alt Author Frías, Carlos
Vierci, Pablo, 1950- author
ISBN 9781476765440

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