438 Days

438 Days

An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea

Book - 2015
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The miraculous account of the man who survived alone and adrift at sea longer than anyone in recorded history. For fourteen months, Alvarenga survived constant shark attacks. He learned to catch fish with his bare hands. He built a fish net from a pair of empty plastic bottles. Taking apart the outboard motor, he fashioned a huge fishhook. Using fish vertebrae as needles, he stitched together his own clothes. Based on dozens of hours of interviews with Alvarenga and interviews with his colleagues, search and rescue officials, the medical team that saved his life and the remote islanders who nursed him back to health, this is an epic tale of survival. Print run 75,000.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2015
Edition: First Atria Books Hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501116292
1501116290
Branch Call Number: 910.9164 AL862F 2015
Characteristics: 274 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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alanmccord
Sep 11, 2017

An unfathomable story highlighting the determination of the human spirit and the will to survive.

AL_SARAHD Aug 23, 2016

I am not sure how often I took a breath while reading this book. It is a captivating story of survival against all odds. It makes me wonder if I have the same strength within me. Doubtful, but a girl can wonder.

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barabros
Jun 25, 2016

Amazing and unbelivable story!!!

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JHCL
Apr 18, 2016

Great book. Inspirational and well told, reads like a novel but its true. Lots of background info on related topics so was a lot more interesting than a day by day account.

d2013 Mar 13, 2016

Incredible story of survival and what he did to survive is beyond belief. A real page-turner!

CMLReads_Chrissie Feb 18, 2016

Extraordinary story is right! I raced through this book to find out how anyone could survive more than a year floating across the Pacific.

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LeDoux
Apr 02, 2016

LeDoux thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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