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The Long Walk

Slavomir Rawicz


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PUBLISHED: 26th April 2007
ISBN: 9781845296445
ANNOTATION:
A classic of epic endurance now a major motion picture, The Way Back, starring Ed Harris, Mark Strong and Colin Farrell, directed by Peter Weir.
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  • Paperback
    $23.25
PUBLISHED: 26th April 2007
ISBN: 9781845296445
ANNOTATION:
A classic of epic endurance now a major motion picture, The Way Back, starring Ed Harris, Mark Strong and Colin Farrell, directed by Peter Weir.

Annotation

A classic of epic endurance now a major motion picture, The Way Back, starring Ed Harris, Mark Strong and Colin Farrell, directed by Peter Weir.

Publisher Description

Slavomir Rawicz was a young Polish cavalry officer. On 19th November 1939 he was arrested by the Russians and after brutal interrogation he was sentenced to 25 years in the Gulags.

After a three month journey 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 freedom nine months later in March 1942 after travelling on foot through some of the harshest regions in the world, including the Gobi Desert.

First published in 1956, this is one of the world's greatest true stories of adventure, survival and escape, has been the inspiration for the film The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir and starring Colin Farrell and Ed Harris.

Author Biography

Slavomir Rawicz was born in Pinsk in 1915. After his ordeal of The Long Walk he settled in England in 1944 were he remained for the rest of his life working in education. He died in 2004.

Review

Positively Homeric. Cyril Connolly, The Times An heroic tale desperately live and compellingly told, Rawicz carries us with each weakening step, sustained by his simple undying vision of the liberty that lies beyond the cruel emptiness of Siberia and the sterile gravles of the Gobi. The Long Walk is an odyssey through the wastelands of Asia and the vastness of the soul - a classic of triumph over despair, of beauty found in the Void. Benedict Allen One of the most epic treks of the human race...It must be read - and re-read. -- Sebastian Junger

Product Details

Author
Slavomir Rawicz
Year
2007
ISBN-10
1845296443
ISBN-13
9781845296445
Format
Paperback
Subtitle
The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
maps
Media
Book
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Pages
288
Publication Date
2007-04-26