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."
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 TimesChicago Tribune
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The Long Walk] must be read-and reread, and passed along to friends."-National Geographic AdventureThe 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.
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 shortl