Synopses & Reviews
In October 1934, the Chinese Communist Army found itself facing annihilation, surrounded by hundreds of thousands of Nationalist soldiers. Rather than surrender, 86,000 Communists embarked on an epic flight to safety. Only thirty were women. Their trek would eventually cover 4,000 miles over 370 days. Under enemy fire they crossed highland swamps, climbed Tibetan peaks, scrambled over chain bridges, and trudged through the sands of the western deserts. Fewer than 10,000 of them survived, but remarkably all of the women lived to tell the tale.
Unbound is an amazing story of love, friendship, and survival written by a new master of adventure narrative.
"[An] energetic book." ---Library Journal
Unbound is the amazing story of the epic flight for life undertaken by thousands of members of the Chinese Communist Army, including a handful of remarkably resilient women.
About the Author
Dean King is the award-winning and bestselling author or coauthor of several nonfiction books, including Skeletons on the Zahara, A Sea of Words, Harbors and High Seas, and Patrick O'Brian: A Life Revealed. He has written for many publications, including Men's Journal, Esquire, Outside, New York Magazine, and the New York Times. He lives in Richmond, Virginia. Norman Dietz is a writer, an actor, and a solo performer. Since 1962, he has toured coast to coast, presenting his work before audiences all over the United States and Canada. He is the author of the comic novel Nailing It, as well as Fables and Vaudevilles and Plays and The Lifeguard and the Mermaid, collections of his work for the stage. Norman has also performed frequently on radio and television, and he has recorded over 150 audiobooks, many of which have earned him awards from AudioFile magazine, the ALA, and Publishers Weekly. Additionally, AudioFile named Norman one of the Best Voices of the Century. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.