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    DescriptionMORE 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 "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 "The Long Walk is a book that I absolutely could not put down and one that I will never forget." -Stephen Ambrose, historian and presidential biographer *** 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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    Title
    Long Walk
    Subtitle
    The True Story of A Trek to Freedom
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Slavomir Rawicz
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780762761296
    ISBN 10: 0762761296
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 06
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A44350000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000, BIO026000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 940.54724709
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 940.54/72470957
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: D805.S65 R39 2010
    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNBH
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
    Imprint name
    The Lyons Press
    Publication date
    16 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Guilford
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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
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    "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 RawiczIn 1941, the author and six fellow prisoners escaped a Soviet labor camp in Yakutsk a camp where hunger, cold, untended wounds, untreated illness, and daily executions were everyday fare. Their route thousands of miles by foot out of Siberia, through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India endures as a statement of man's desire to be free. Written with haunting detail, the book has stirred the hearts of many, including legendary director Peter Weir, whose film adaptation, The Way Back, was inspired by the story. Included in this special edition is an afterword, written by the author shortly before his death, and the author's moving introduction to the book's original Polish edition. Guaranteed to stay in the reader's mind, The Long Walk remains a testament to the strength of the spirit and to the universal desire for freedom and dignity that knows no borders."