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Cavalry officer Slavomir Rawicz was captured by the Red Army in 1939 during the German-Soviet partition of Poland and was sent to the Siberian Gulag along with other captive Poles, Finns, Ukranians, Czechs, Greeks, and even a few English, French, and American unfortunates who had been caught up in the fighting. A year later, he and six comrades from various countries escaped from a labor camp in Yakutsk and made their way, on foot, thousands of miles south to British India, where Rawicz reenlisted in the Polish army and fought against the Germans. The Long Walk recounts that adventure, which is surely one of the most curious treks in history. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"The Long Walk is a book that I absolutely could not put down and one that I will never forget..."--Stephen Ambrose "A poet with steel in his soul."--New York Times "One of the most amazing, heroic stories of this or any other time."--Chicago Tribune "A book filled with the spirit of human dignity and the courage of men seeking freedom." ―Los Angeles Times "Heroism is not the domain of the powerful; it is the domain of people whose only other alternative is to give up and die…. [The Long Walk] must be read―and reread, and passed along to friends."―National Geographic Adventure "The ultimate human endurance story…told with clarity, vivid description, and a good dash of romance and humor."―The Vancouver Sun "Essentially it comes down to some sort of inner tenacity and that is what is so gripping about the book because you know that this is actually about all of us. It's not just some Polish bloke who wanted to get home. It's about how we all struggle on every day. Somehow or other we find a reason to keep on going and it's the same here but on an epic scale".--Benedict Allen, explorer and bestselling author of Into the Abyss and Edge of Blue HeavenSee all Product Description
fiction or not...this is a quite a memorable story... fascinating journeyPublished 3 months ago by may777
a very good read for bringing me knowledge about the war. It certainly made me think about how many other stories are out there . Ones we
will never know, but Bless them all.
A friend loaned me this book three years ago. At the time, I was reading Unbroken, Flyboys, Bold Spirit, Endurance, and We Die Alone. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Chris Gregory
Great story, wayyyy better than the movie that was produced after it, unbelievable yet I think it is true - people can accomplish incredible things under impossible situations.Published 13 months ago by Anthony
This book is a great read. I loved it and nearly read it all in one night. It's well written and kept me glued to my seat.Published on Nov. 7 2013 by Laura D
This book describes the unlikely escape and incredible walk of thousands of kilometers from Siberia in winter across deserts and mountains to freedom. Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2013 by T. Schopflocher
The book arrived on time in good condition. The read is even better.
A real eye opener outing the propaganda of Stalinist era Russia
which most journalists in the West... Read more
After having read, Unbroken, about a downed WWII pilot who survived life on a raft for a number of days and then was picked up by the Japanese and sent to a brutal camp, I thought... Read morePublished on March 17 2012 by thrifty shopper