The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom

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In 1941, the author and a small group of fellow prisoners escaped a Soviet labour camp. Their march 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. With a new afterword by the author, and the author's foreword to the Polish edition, this new edition of "The Long Walk" is destined to outrank its classic status. "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 axe, 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.

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One of the world s greatest stories of adventure, survival and escape. Slavomir Rawicz was a young Polish cavalry officer. On 9th November 1939 he was arrested by the Russians and after brutal interrogation in Moscow s infamous Lubyanka prison and a farce of a trial, he was sentenced to 25 years hard labour in the Gulags, for spying . After a three-month jounrey to Siberia in the depths of winter he escaped with six companions, realising that to stay in the camp meant almost certain death. In June 1941 they crossed the trans- Siberian railway and headed south, climbing into Tibet and, finally, freedom nine months later in March 1942 after travelling on foot for 4,000 miles through some of the harshest regions in the world, including the Gobi Desert. By the end he author weighed just five stone and three of the seven had died.

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

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