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    DescriptionSlavomir Rawicz was a young Polish cavalry officer. On 19th November 1939, he was arrested by the Russians and after brutal interrogation he was sentenced to 25 years in the Gulags. 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 freedom nine months later in March 1942 after travelling on foot through some of the harshest regions in the world, including the Gobi Desert. First published in 1956, this is one of the world's greatest true stories of adventure, survival and escape, and it has been the inspiration for the film "The Way Back", directed by Peter Weir and starring Colin Farrell and Ed Harris.


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    Title
    The Long Walk
    Subtitle
    The Story That Inspired the Major Motion Picture: The Way Back
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Slavomir Rawicz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849012096
    ISBN 10: 1849012091
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    Libri: ENGM1075
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25570
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000, BIO026000, BIO000000
    Libri: POLE8020, SOWJ5024, GULA2500
    DC22: 940.547247
    Thema V1.0: DNB
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    Constable
    Publication date
    01 December 2010
    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.