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ISBN13: 9781592289448
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I hope The Long Walk will remain as a memorial to all those who live and die for freedom, and for all those who for many reasons could not speak for themselves. — Slavomir Rawicz

In 1941, the author and six other fellow prisoners escaped a Soviet labor camp in Yakutsk — a camp where enduring hunger, cold, untended wounds, untreated illnesses, and avoiding daily executions were everyday feats. Their march — over thousands of miles by foot — out of Siberia, through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India is a remarkable statement about man's desire to be free.

While the original book sold hundreds of thousands of copies, this updated paperback version includes a new Afterword by the author, as well as the author's Foreword to the Polish book. Written in a hauntingly detailed, no holds barred way, the new edition of The Long Walk is destined to outrank its classic status and guaranteed to forever stay in the reader's mind.

Review:

"One of the most amazing, heroic stories of this or any other time." Chicago Tribune

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"It is a book filled with the spirit of human dignity and the courage of men seeking freedom." Los Angeles Times

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"A poet with steel in his soul." New York Times

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"The Long Walk is a book that I absolutely could not put down and one that I will never forget." Stephen Ambrose

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"One of the epic treks of the human race. Shackleton, Franklin, Amundsen...history is filled with people who have crossed immense distances and survived despite horrific odds. None of them, however, has achieved the extraordinary feat Rawicz has recorded. He and his companions crossed an entire continent — the Siberian arctic, the Gobi desert and then the Himalayas — with nothing but an ax, a knife, and a week's worth of food....His account is so filled with despair and suffering it is almost unreadable. But it must be read — and re-read." Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm

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The Long Walk is the harrowing true tale of escaped Soviet prisoners' desperate march out of Siberia, through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India.

Synopsis:

In 1941, the author and six other fellow prisoners escaped a Soviet labor camp in Yakutsk—a camp where enduring hunger, cold, untended wounds, untreated illnesses, and avoiding daily executions were

everyday feats. Their march over thousands of miles by foot—out of Siberia and through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India—was a remarkable journey through some of the most inhospitable conditions on the face of the earth.

Written in a hauntingly detailed, no-holds-barred way, the book inspired the forthcoming Peter Weir film The Way Back, starring Colin Farrell, Jim Sturges, and Ed Harris.  Previous editions have sold hundreds of thousands of copies; this edition includes an afterword written by the author soon before his death, as well as the authors introduction to the books Polish edition. Guaranteed to forever stay in the readers mind, it will remain a testament to the strength of the human spirit, and the universal desire for freedom and dignity.

About the Author

Slavomir Rawicz lived in England for many years after the war. He married an Englishwoman and lived in the countryside until his death in 2004.

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brain394, June 14, 2007 (view all comments by brain394)
I could not put this book down. It is an amazing and well written story. I was disappointed to find out after looking up the main character online, though, that there is no evidence to back up the story at all, so it is almost definitely not a true story. But it's still a great read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781592289448
Author:
Rawicz, Slavomir
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
BIO026000
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Prisoners of war
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 256 pages Lyons Press - English 9781592289448 Reviews:
"Review" by , "One of the most amazing, heroic stories of this or any other time."
"Review" by , "It is a book filled with the spirit of human dignity and the courage of men seeking freedom."
"Review" by , "A poet with steel in his soul."
"Review" by , "The Long Walk is a book that I absolutely could not put down and one that I will never forget." Stephen Ambrose
"Review" by , "One of the epic treks of the human race. Shackleton, Franklin, Amundsen...history is filled with people who have crossed immense distances and survived despite horrific odds. None of them, however, has achieved the extraordinary feat Rawicz has recorded. He and his companions crossed an entire continent — the Siberian arctic, the Gobi desert and then the Himalayas — with nothing but an ax, a knife, and a week's worth of food....His account is so filled with despair and suffering it is almost unreadable. But it must be read — and re-read."
"Synopsis" by , The Long Walk is the harrowing true tale of escaped Soviet prisoners' desperate march out of Siberia, through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India.
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In 1941, the author and six other fellow prisoners escaped a Soviet labor camp in Yakutsk—a camp where enduring hunger, cold, untended wounds, untreated illnesses, and avoiding daily executions were

everyday feats. Their march over thousands of miles by foot—out of Siberia and through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India—was a remarkable journey through some of the most inhospitable conditions on the face of the earth.

Written in a hauntingly detailed, no-holds-barred way, the book inspired the forthcoming Peter Weir film The Way Back, starring Colin Farrell, Jim Sturges, and Ed Harris.  Previous editions have sold hundreds of thousands of copies; this edition includes an afterword written by the author soon before his death, as well as the authors introduction to the books Polish edition. Guaranteed to forever stay in the readers mind, it will remain a testament to the strength of the human spirit, and the universal desire for freedom and dignity.

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