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Piers Paul Read is best known for his book "Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors", which documented the story of the 1972 crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 and was adapted into a film in 1993. He has won a number of prizes for his fiction, including the Hawthornden Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Varied reflections on various topics by an author of unvaried quality 3 Sept. 2006
By CDS - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In this book Read has gathered a collection of many of his essays written through the years, particularly it seems in the last few years. Some of his essays were a bit hard for me to grasp because they seem to solely address a British audience on concerns of the Catholic Church in Britain. Yet even these essays offered nuggets for consideration. The rest fo his essays covering the gamut from liberation theology to feminism to a moving portrayal of St. Margaret Clitherow are really impressive. You may not always find yourself in agreement with Mr. Read, but I suspect you'll always find that he's at least made you think, and in the process probably has given you a few insights as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read for Catholics 13 Aug. 2007
By Benedictus - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Excellent essays on the Church today.The two sections of essays titled THE CHURCH & LIBERATION THEOLOGY are a must read for Catholics faithful to the magisterium.Important information on forces that are trying to destroy the unity of the Catholic Church.
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