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    DescriptionThis is one of the world's greatest stories of adventure, survival and escape. SlavomirRawicz was a young Polish cavalry officer. On 9th November 1939, he was arrested by the Russians and after brutal interrogation in Moscow's infamous Lubyanka prison and a farce of a trial, he was sentenced to 25 years' hard labour in the Gulags, for 'spying'. After a three-month journey to Siberia in the depths of winter, he escaped with six companions, realising that to stay in the camp meant almost certain death. In June 1941, they crossed the trans-Siberian railway and headed south, climbing into Tibet and, finally, freedom nine months later in March 1942, after travelling on foot for 4,000 miles through some of the harshest regions in the world, including the Gobi Desert. By the end, he weighed just five stone and 3 of the 7 had died.


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    Title
    The Long Walk
    Subtitle
    The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Slavomir Rawicz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 235 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845296445
    ISBN 10: 1845296443
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA, HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVU
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    DC22: 940.5481438
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DVU
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    Robinson Publishing
    Publication date
    26 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Slavomir Rawicz was born in Pinsk in 1915. After his ordeal of The Long Walk he settled in England in 1944 were he remained for the rest of his life working in education. He died in 2004.
    Review quote
    "'An inspring tale of human courage and endurance.' Cyril Conolly, The Times"