Long Walk: M/TV

Long Walk: M/TV

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by Slavomir Rawicz
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 Rawicz
The Long Walk is a book that I absolutely could not put down and one that I will never forget..."--Stephen Ambrose

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Chicago Tribune

Los Angeles Times

The Long Walk] must be read—and reread, and passed along to friends.”—National Geographic Adventure

The Vancouver Sun

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.
Written in a hauntingly detailed, no-holds-barred way, the book inspired the Peter Wier film The Way Back, due for release in late 2010. Previous editions have sold hundreds of thousands of copies; this edition includes an afterword written by the author shortly before his death, as well as the author's introduction to the book's Polish edition.
Guaranteed to forever stay in the reader's mind, The Long Walk will remain a testament to the strength of the human spirit, and the universal desire for freedom and dignity.
*** 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 late 2010.



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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
One of the most amazing, heroic stories of this or any other time.
Los Angeles Times
It is a book filled with the spirit of human dignity and the courage of men seeking freedom.
The New York Times
A poet with steel in his soul.
From the Publisher
"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762766826
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
55,688
File size:
826 KB

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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 ax, 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. --Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm

The Long Walk is a book that I absolutely could not put down and one that I will never forget... --Stephen Ambrose

Meet the Author

Slavomir Rawicz lived in England after the war, settling near Nottingham and working as a handicrafts and woodworking instructor, a cabinetmaker, and later as a technician in architectural ceramics at a school of art and design. He married an Englishwoman, with whom he had five children. He retired in 1975 after a heart attack and lived a quiet life in the countryside until his death in 2004.

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