A resident of Chile since 1994, award-winning investigative reporter Jonathan Franklin gained access to the miners, their families, rescuers, and government officials that other journalists could only dream of. He developed such a bond of trust with the miners that they described in great detail the dramatic first seventeen days of their confinement. Once the miners were rescued, Franklin interviewed virtually all of them—at their homes, at his house, on horseback, and at the beach.
The result is 33 Men, the most authoritative book on the Chilean mine disaster. Written with the author's renowned eye for detail, it captures the remarkable story of the miners who grasped the essence of the human spirit in order to survive their entrapment, and the men and women who literally moved a mountain to set them free.