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Looking for Mr. Smith: A Quest for Truth Behind the Long Walk, the Greatest Survival Story Ever Told


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Learn the facts behind the blockbuster film The Way Back.

Since 1956, The Long Walk has been, for many, the symbol of an immense love of freedom and has become one of the greatest true-life adventure stories of all time. The harrowing story about a group of POWs who escaped a labor camp in Siberia and walked to freedom in India during WWII deeply affected thousands of its readers, and Linda Willis was one of those moved by the story. But she had questions about its authenticity:

• Was it all true?

• What happened after their arrival in India?

• Were there others involved in the story?

• Who was Mr. Smith?

Though she was not a trained researcher, Willis felt compelled to look at some of the most powerful aspects of the story and to try to dig to the core of the truth behind The Long Walk. Williss investigation took her down unforeseen byways with many hours spent unraveling facts, truths, half-truths, and rumors. She waded through archives, wrote and spoke to hundreds of people, and continued to seek out and verify the details of the greatest adventure narrative ever written. The path of Williss research will be a model for anyone attempting a similar search or has ever thought about the story behind a book. No one who reads Looking for Mr. Smith will ever think of The Long Walk—or the major motion picture based on the book, The Way Back starring Ed Harris and Colin Farrell—in the same way again.

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Willis, Linda
Skyhorse Publishing
Military - World War II
Military-World War II General
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History and Social Science » Asia » India » Ancient and General
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » Russia » Soviet Union
History and Social Science » World History » India
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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