Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor TobarWhen the San Jos mine collapsed outside of Copiap, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. Across the globe, we sat riveted to television and computer screens as journalists flocked to the Atacama desert. While we saw what transpired above ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, the story of the miners experiences below the earths surface and the lives that led them there hasnt been heard until now. In this master work of a Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist, Hctor Tobar gains exclusive access to the miners and their stories. The result is a miraculous and emotionally textured account of the thirty-three men who came to think of the San José mine as a kind of coffin, as a cave inflicting constant and thundering aural torment, and as a church where they sought redemption through prayer while the world watched from above. It offers an understanding of the families and personal histories that brought los 33 to the mine, and the mystical and spiritual elements that surrounded working in such a dangerous place.
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‘Deep Down Dark’ Is a Tremendous Book About the 33 Chilean Miners and the Human Spirit
The long ordeal of the 33 trapped Chilean miners is finally at an end — and the buzz about book deals and film rights to the men's dramatic story has already begun. The miners themselves are reported to have made a pact to collaborate on their own book, but in the UK the first book was signed up on Monday, before the rescue had even begun. Freelance journalist Jonathan Franklin, who has covered the dramatic story for the Guardian from day one, is to pen an account of the saga, provisionally titled 33 Men, for publisher Transworld. Franklin, who is an American but has lived in the Chile's capital Santiago for 15 years, spoke about the book on his mobile phone from Chile, after 48 sleepless hours covering the emotional scenes as the miners emerged. It taps into human altruism, the desire to work together, perseverance, faith that good things happen, never giving up. As a journalist, Franklin had had "a backstage pass to the whole thing. I was allowed to tape record the psychologist talking to the [trapped] men, I spent last night in the hospital talking to the [newly freed] miners.
On the issue of light exposure during these kinds of rescues. But what being alone in the dark, and what being in this intense, extreme situation does to you You begin to feel very small. Being in the presence of death for that long, the possibility of death is something that And so you come out feeling very, very small, you feel like you've been belittled.
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We learn what it was like to be imprisoned inside a mountain, understand the horror of being slowly consumed by hunger, and experience the awe of working in such a place-underground passages filled with danger and that often felt alive. A masterwork of narrative journalism and a stirring testament to the power of the human spirit, The 33 captures the profound ways in which the lives of the Chilean miners and everyone involved in the catastrophe were forever changed. The five-by-five-meter tunnel of the Ramp begins at Level , which is meters above sea level. The Ramp descends into the mountain Perfect for fans of Unbroken. Taut with suspense and moments of tenderness and replete with a cast of unforgettable characters, Deep Down Dark ranks with the best of adventure literature. The son of Guatemalan immigrants, he is a native of Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and three children.
By Harriet Alexander. Mario Sepulveda is weeping. Saturday was his 44th birthday — and the day his mother died, while giving birth. And Saturday was also the day he travelled miles north of his home to the dusty mining town of Copiapo — the place where, four years ago, he became trapped in an underground mine, leading to one of the most miraculous rescue efforts of our era. Banderas to play 'Super Mario' in Chile miners film. Chile miners to face fame, movie contracts - and angry wives.