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The Long Walk : The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
"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.
Six-time Academy Award-nominee Peter Weir (Master and Commander, The Truman Show, and The Dead Poets Society) recently directed The Way Back, a much-anticipated film based on The Long Walk. Starring Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, and Ed Harris, it is due for release in 2011.
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1 . truly unbelievable
Posted February 22, 2011 by roy , saint charlesi had no idea people could be that tough. i really have to start cutting down on my bitching and moaning. i mean really, what will i ever do compared to that? AND there ARE Yetis. the book rings too true not to believe it.
2 . Excellent story of survival
Posted April 24, 2010 by Scott D , AtlantaThis was a surprise find for me and an excellent story about a group of men and later one woman that literally walk across a continent to freedom after escaping from a Russian prison camp in Siberia in the middle of winter. This is first person account written by one of the survivors
April 01, 2006
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