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The long walk : the true story of a trek to freedom  Cover Image Book Book

The long walk : the true story of a trek to freedom / Slavomir Rawicz.

Rawicz, Slavomir. (Author).


Describes the four-thousand-mile journey across the Gobi Desert and the Himalayas of seven men who escaped from a Siberian prison camp. The harrowing true tale of escaped Soviet prisoners desperate march out of Siberia, through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India.

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  • ISBN: 0762761296
  • ISBN: 9780762761296
  • ISBN: 9781599219752
  • ISBN: 1599219751
  • ISBN: 9780984509843
  • ISBN: 0984509844
  • Physical Description: x, 277 p. : map ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Guilford, CT : Lyons Press, c2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The classic adventure that inspired the major motion picture The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir"--p.4 of Cover.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword by Ronald Downing -- Introduction to the Polish edition -- Kharkov and Lubyanka -- Trial and sentence -- From prison to cattle truck -- Three thousand miles by train -- Chain gang -- End of the journey -- Life in Camp 303 -- The wife of the commissar -- Plans for escape -- Seven across the Lena River -- Baikal and a fugitive girl -- Kristina joins the party -- Across the Trans-Siberian Railway -- Eight enter Mongolia -- Life among the friendly Mongols -- The Gobi Desert : hunger, drought and death -- Snake meat and mud -- The last of the Gobi -- Six enter Tibet -- Five by-pass Lhasa -- Himalayan foothills -- Strange creatures -- Four reach India -- Afterword to the 1997 edition.
Subject: Rawicz, Slavomir.
World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons, Russian.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, Polish.
Escapes > Russia (Federation) > Siberia.
Prisoners of war > Poland > Biography.
Prisoners of war > Russia (Federation) > Siberia > Biography.

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Wm. E. Durr Branch 940.5472 R257L 2010 (Text) 33126017291513 Adult Nonfiction Reshelving -

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