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Publisher Will Release Book on Chilean Mine Rescue

Relatives and friends of 33 freed miners celebrate the end of the successful rescue operation at the camp outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.

Relatives and friends of 33 freed miners celebrate the end of the successful rescue operation at the camp outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010.  (AP)

LONDON -- A publisher says it will release a book on the Chilean mine rescue next year.

Transworld Publishers says Jonathan Franklin, an investigative journalist who reports from Chile for The Guardian, a British newspaper, will write the book.

It says the book will "capture the compelling human drama" of the rescue of 33 miners trapped underground for more than two months. It will be simply titled "The 33."

Transworld said Thursday the book will be published by Bantam Press in early 2011 in Britain, and that deals have also been signed in France and Germany.

It said Franklin has lived in Chile for 16 years.