Near fine cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-torn (with some loss) and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Light foxing to prelims. and page edges. Remains particularly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 239 pages; "First published April 1956. Seventh impression April 1956." --verso t.p. 239 p. : 2 maps ; 22 cm. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Prisoners and prisons, Russian, Soviet. Asia, Central - Description and travel.
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First published in 1956, an account of a young Polish cavalry officer who was arrested by the Russians, tortured and sentenced to 25 years forced labour. Describes his 3 month journey from Moscow to the prison camp in Siberia, his escape with 6 companions and their journey across the Gobi desert to Tibet and freedom.Review:
"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 Heaven
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Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Constable, 1988 Hard Cover silver titles to black cloth 239 pages a tiny nick to top dj edge but this is A BRAND NEW BOOK UNUSED. Full refund if not satisfied. 24 hour despatch via Insured Signed for. If not pictured in this listing, a scan of the actual book is available on request. Bookseller Inventory # cb382