[Deep Down Dark The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle That Set Them Free] E–pub ✓ Héctor Tobar

Viding an account of the 33 miners plights both before their rescue and after Like the unwieldy subtitle might presage though Deep Down Dark is at times way too wordy way too detailed in some aspects like Chilean history yet skimpy on others like some of the miners stories To be air he had 33 miners accounts plus their The Portable Guidance Counselor: Answers to the 284 Most Important Questions About Getting Into College families plus the mine owners plus the rescuers accounts to sort out Also I would ve preferred some other pictures besides the 33 men poster with the tiny miners photos looking suspiciously like mugshots cribbedrom a Chilean newspaper and already widely distributed and reprinted hundreds of times over Moreover here was something a little um peculiar in reading a nonfiction book in which the interviewees whose stories comprise much of its content were paid to exclusively divulge them Still a totally Living with a Dead Language: My Romance with Latin fine account of what was indeed a miracle Hope the upcomingilm The 33 is just as good I m eeling torn about my response to this book The rescue of the 33 Chilean miners made or a gripping story that caught the world s attention as it unfolded I remember watching the news 17 days after the cave in A drill with a camera attached Bongology: n. The Art of Creating 35 of the World's Most Bongtastic Marijuana Ingestion Devices finally broke through to the area where the miners were believed to be trapped We were braced to witness a tragedy video of 33 dying or crushed men When the camerainally returned to surface that expectation was turned into riotous joyous celebration after a note was Design the Life You Love: A Guide to Thinking About Your Life Playfully and with Optimism found attached with the words All 33 areine in the refugeThe world continued to watch as the Chilean government mobilized specialists even NASA Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas from all over the world to develop a plan to get the men out 69 days later theirst man was lifted out of a hole the size of car tire All 33 made it safely to the surface back to their amilies and instant worldwide celebrity It was hailed as both a miracle and a triumph of the human spiritThe book tears down instant worldwide celebrity It was hailed as both a miracle and a triumph of the human spiritThe book tears down triumphant mythos that surrounds The 33 The author s description of the lack of safety compliance at the mine and the subseuent cave in are horrific I raged when the miners discovered just after the accident that the ladders that were supposed to help them climb out through escape tunnels built just or this purpose were never installed Or when the emergency Share, Retweet, Repeat: Get Your Message Read and Spread food supply that was supposed toeed a large amount Of Men For A Period men Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes for a period enough to get them rescued consisted only of aew packs of cookies And Some Cans Of Spoiled Milk And some cans of spoiled milk and This is where things get wonky From here on out Tobar begins to ocus on the personality defects of each miner the mistakes they ve made and the petty bickering they devolve into after being trapped together or so long He diminishes the monumental effort by the rescuers who worked around the clock many refusing to leave their posts as grandstanding by a self centered politician who simply wanted to boost his political capital By the end of the book everyone is unlikable and without merit I put it down eeling sad and disappointedI would skip this book and simply go on to YouTube and do a google search or the 33 miners Your heart will thank you She Weeps Each Time You're Born for it 4 stars It was great I loved itA personable and evocative story told by a journalist that is capable of writing a narrative nonfiction book Now on to the movie Favorite uote It seems silly to Franklinor his ellow miners to think of themselves as national heroes when all they ve done is gotten themselves trapped in a place where only the desperate and the hard up or cash go to suffer and toil They are Seven Days, Seven Dinners famous now yes but that heady sense ofullness that A Northern Light fame gives you that sense of being at the center of everything will disappear uicker than they could possibly imagine Franklin tries to speak this truth to hisellow miners but he does so halfheartedly because he knows the only way to learn it is to live itFirst Sentence The San Jos Mine is located inside a round rocky and lifeless mountain in the Atacama Desert in Chile. é 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 If You're Missing Baby Jesus: A True Story that Embraces the Spirit of Christmas from above It offers an understanding of theamilies and personal histories that brought los 33 to the mine and the mystical and spiritual elements that surrounded working in such a dangerous pla. ,

Arrive at work on the day of the accident chronicles their weeks trapped underground and concludes in the months ollowing their rescue They ace a different set of challenges at each stage of the story and it s especially interesting to see how making contact with the surface upends their situation solving some problems while inciting others It s tricky to tell the story of 33 protagonists and I think this book Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, fares as well as can be expected It s a bit confusing at times and some minersade into the background but the individual personalities of many of the others come through revealing some interesting and stormy group dynamics I ve always been ond of Mr Rogers s uote that there isn t anyone you couldn t love once you ve heard their story This book got me thinking that the converse may also have some truth to it there isn t anyone you wouldn t be put off by at least a little bit once you ve heard their story As cynical as that sounds one of the book s major points is that these men are not necessarily the most lovable or upstanding people you ve ever met but that it has nothing to do with whether they re worthy of being saved Many of them had messy lives before the accident which remained at least saved Many of them had messy lives before the accident which remained at least messy afterwards I appreciate the book s realism in that respect because it s an antidote to the sugary caricatures that tend to spring up around incidents like these What I appreciate less is how Tobar couches certain behaviors in what seems to be a boys will be boys apologism It s an impression reinforced by some rather unny comments "About Gender A Miner S Wife Reaches "gender a miner s wife reaches into her eminine soul and memories of normal life are symbolized by the mystery OF THE FEMININE THERE IN THE the eminine there in the growing with their progeny Last time I checked gestation is not generally regarded as a mystery I m not sure if Tobar is trying to immerse the reader in the male dominated Chilean mining culture andor if he s indulging in romanticization In any case the book made me laugh at several points where I don t think I was supposed to Especially when it comes to the mountain birthing the miners back to the surface Ick One of the most interesting parts of the book is the discussion of how the miners lived after their rescue struggling with PTSD as they The Slave Dancer found themselves in a worldwide spotlight Alcoholism depression and money problems ensue It exemplifies the media s rash and boundless power to lift people up throw them down and leave themar behind as it rushes on to the next heroscandalsensation The book is a bit meta as well because after all books are a component of the media A central part of the story involves the miners decisions about how to tell their story to the world they decide to share it with Tobar which enabled him to write this book Which leaves me wondering does Deep Down Dark contribute to or counteract the repercussions of Special Agent fame that warped many of the miners lives after their reemergence I don t think it s an easily answerable uestion but the book does provide aascinating cautionary tale Sleep with the Fishes for anyone who consumes creates or becomes a subject of the media Don t know about you but when they announced in in September 2010 that drillers hadound all 33 Chilean miners alive that were trapped 700 meters down in a mine in the Atacama Desert I like millions around the globe was glued to CNN The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History for word on the rescue progress While my profile boasts spelunking as one of my interests this is not exactly accurate I do love caves and have been to at least a dozen of the US State and National Parks thateature them but mines particularly the abandoned ones in the Mojave Desert my much intrepid riends dragged me to when I was much younger scare me to death Way too claustrophobic or me To make your daily living deep underground in hellish conditions with an ever constant threat of structural collapse is simply unfathomable to me Hector Tobar does a pretty good job of pro. Ue the story of the miners experiences below the earths surface and the lives that led them there hasn't 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 Jos. Wow This is the incredible story of the 33 miners who were trapped in a Chilean mine or than two months Journalist H ctor Tobar had exclusive access who were trapped in a Chilean mine or than two months Journalist H ctor Tobar had exclusive access the miners and his interviews and reporting make For An Impressive ReadThe San Jose Mine an impressive readThe San Jose mine was than 120 years old suffered a massive cave in on August 5 2010 Luckily the 33 miners who were underground at the time were able to get to a refuge where there was some Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life food and water The mine lacked numerous safetyeatures and it s amazing the men survived without serious injury Above ground a massive rescue effort was under way involving help and donations rom multiple countries It took weeks to drill down to where the men were and then to make the hole wide enough so they could be rescuedThere are so many good "stories in this book i was ascinated by "in this book I was 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate fascinated by the miners organized themselves and tried to work together to survive despite the usual problems that come with a group of humans living together in tight uarters And theamilies of the miners were amazing in how they rallied politicians to help the trapped men There are also good details about how the men coped afterwards they were The Oxford New Greek Dictionary famous and had invitations to travel the world but many sufferedrom the trauma of the ordeal This book is so well written and evocative that I The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece felt as if I were trapped underground with the miners Recommended to those who like good narrative nonfiction and survival storiesNote By coincidence I read Deep Down Dark immediately afterinishing Hillenbrand s Unbroken and I think I need a break The New Job Security from books about people being trapped and stranded and starved Both are amazing survival stories but I m risking PTSD if I read any in this genreFavorite uotesThe thirty three men are certainly not proud of the conflicts that have divided them in this theirourth week of captivity But it s hard to believe any other group of thirty three people would have done much better under the circumstances Imagine being sealed up in a hot and humid cave subjected to about three weeks of deprivation and hunger The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) followed by a global media circus that you must endure while remaining confined in a mountain whose innards rumble routinely suggesting that the whole story might just end with you dead and buried anyway Imagine beingamous and wealthier than you ve ever been but also dependent on strangers who decide what and when you eat and how long you can talk to your The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis family And imagine the pressure that comes with having an entire nation look upon you as a symbol of courage and all that s good and resilient about mining a craft that s at the heart of your country s identityThe miners had been arguing about selling their story once they are rescuedLet s be clear You don t have anything down here that s just yours Nothing Are you going to tell me that if we threw you down hereor weeks and left you all alone completely alone and then we came to rescue you we d The Jumbee find you asine and dandy as you are now Did you pull that off all by yourself No compadre You made it this To Helvetica and Back far because behind you there were thirty two others 35 stars I was going to start by saying that prior to reading this book I was ignorant of the events described in it because at the time that they were unfolding I was living under a rock I then realized that I would be making the most horrible pun ever so I ll just begin by saying that in August of 2010 I wasn t keeping up with the news Here s the wikipedia articleor anyone else who needs to be reminded about the background info This book s jam packed title gives you some idea of how its contents are written detailed dense at times heavy handed but overall pretty straightforward The story is told in the present tense an interesting style Simple Art of Greatness for historical nonfiction and I think it generally works well It helps to establish a sense of time ticking towards a menacinguture Where the Heart Waits faterom the very irst page of the book The story begins before the miners. When the San Jos mine collapsed outside of Copiap Chile in August 2010 it trapped thirty three miners beneath thousands of eet of rock A Burglar's Guide to the City for a record breaking sixty nine days Across the globe we sat riveted to television and computer screens as journalistslocked to the Atacama desert While we saw what transpired above ground during the grueling and protracted resc. Deep Down Dark The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle That Set Them Free