Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival

Author:   Laurence Gonzales (Sante Fe Institute)
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
ISBN:  

9780393351262


Pages:   432
Publication Date:   18 September 2015
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Laurence Gonzales (Sante Fe Institute)
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
Imprint:   WW Norton & Co
Dimensions:   Width: 14.20cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 21.10cm
Weight:   0.352kg
ISBN:  

9780393351262


ISBN 10:   0393351262
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   18 September 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Flight 232 remains a deeply moving and compassionate work, one that really brings home the impact of disaster and survival on everyday lives. A book to be proud of. -- The Big Issue Gonzalez... delivers the goods in exhaustive, relentless fashion. -- The Times


This might just be the best aviation book you'll read this year. Intense, gripping, alive with knowledge and compassion, Flight 232 is a new masterpiece of calamity and courage. -- Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb A kind of miracle. Gonzales combines meticulous research, intense and even agonizing drama, and a soaring intensity of emotion. Flight 232 leaves one feeling exalted, not depressed, at the end of a book about a grisly air crash that spares no details. The instances of heroism and self-sacrifice in the face of unimaginable horror are countless, and rendered with a spare dignity that rises above the macabre. -- Michael Korda, former RAF pilot, and author of Clouds of Glory: The Life of Robert E. Lee The definitive account ... Flight 232 stands alone: for its absolutely riveting depiction of the flight's last minutes and the horrendous aftermath; for its vivid and sympathetic portraits of many of those aboard the plane, the crew most particularly; and for its meticulous inquiry into the mechanical failure. -- Jonathan Yardly Fascinating ... a remarkably vivid, cinematic account, with one cliffhanger after the other. -- John Quinlan A white knuckle read, so vividly detailed that it's like watching an accident in slow-motion and being unable to look away. -- Jennifer Latson A book that bears witness to the dead, and to the extraordinary courage of ordinary people; ... a thriller, with a mystery at its core. -- Rachel Rose


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Laurence Gonzales is the author of Surviving Survival and the bestseller Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why. He has won two National Magazine Awards and is a fellow of the Santa Fe Institute. His essays are collected in the book House of Pain. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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