MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD The classic adventure story that inspired the new major motion picture The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir *** 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 RawiczThe 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"Chicago" Tribune""Los Angeles" Times"The Long Walk"] must be read and reread, and passed along to friends. National Geographic Adventure"The Vancouver Sun" 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" *** In 1941, the author and six fellow prisoners of war escaped a Soviet labor camp in Yakutsk a camp where enduring hunger, cold, untended wounds, and 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. "
Publication Date: 26-Apr-2007
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Limited