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