438 Days

438 Days

An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea

eBook - 2015
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"The best survival book in a decade" ( Outside magazine), 438 Days is the true story of the fisherman who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean.

On November 17, 2012, a pair of fishermen left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific. That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore. As gale force winds and ten-foot waves pummeled their small, open boat from all sides and nearly capsized them, captain Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate cut away a two-mile-long fishing line and began a desperate dash through crashing waves as they sought the safety of port.

Fourteen months later, on January 30, 2014, Alvarenga, now a hairy, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, washed ashore on a nearly deserted island on the far side of the Pacific. He could barely speak and was unable to walk. He claimed to have drifted from Mexico, a journey of some seven thousand miles.

438 Days is the first-ever account of one of the most amazing survival stories in modern times. Based on dozens of hours of exclusive interviews with Alvarenga, his colleagues, search-and-rescue officials, the remote islanders who found him, and the medical team that saved his life, 438 Days is an unforgettable study of the resilience, will, ingenuity and determination required for one man to survive more than a year lost and adrift at sea.
Publisher: New York :, Atria Books,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781501116315
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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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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