Out of the Silence by Eduardo Strouch

Published June 3, 2021

Out of the Silence by Eduardo Strouch

Book info

  • Title Out of the Silence
  • Author Eduardo Strouch
  • Year 2012
  • Genres Non-fiction, Memoir

A personal story of survival, hope, and spiritual awakening in the face of unspeakable tragedy. It’s the unfathomable modern legend that has become a testament to the resilience of the human spirit: the 1972 Andes plane crash and the Uruguayan rugby teammates who suffered seventy-two days among the dead and dying. It was a harrowing test of endurance on a snowbound cordillera that ended in a miraculous rescue. Now comes the unflinching and emotional true story by one of the men who found his way home.


I had no idea about this crash before picking up this book, but what an extraordinary and tragic event to have lived through! Strouch waited a long time to tell his story but does so with great sensitivity, honesty and reflection. The events unfold sort of chronologically, but more dipping into various areas of the event - spirituality, survival, hope, despair, telling what happened via emotions rather than via a timeline. It’s an eye-opening and incredible read.

Rating: 5 / 5

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