Best Leadership Books of All Time

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Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read (1975)

This harrowing true story of how 16 men survived a deadly plane crash and endured ten weeks stranded in the Andes is a study in the human will to survive. With little food and no source of warmth, the survivors—all members of a Uruguayan rugby team who'd just witnessed the sudden death of at least a dozen of their closest friends—were forced to weigh agonizing decisions, including whether to split up and search for safety or turn to their deceased friends for food. It’s a remarkable tale of how humans can rise to the occasion when suddenly thrust into a leadership position.