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												The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom by  Slavomir RAWICZ
	 - First edition
			 - 1997
		 - from Bluebird Books (SKU: 82188)

The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom

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The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom

by RAWICZ, Slavomir

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New York: The Lyons Press. Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket. 1997. Hardcover. 1558216340 . A first printing of this 1997 reprint edition of Slavomir Rawicz's gripping account of his escape, with several fellow prisoners, from a brutal Soviet work camp in northern Siberia in 1941. The escapees made their way south across Mongolia, the Gobi Desert and Tibet in their trek to eventual freedom in India. Mr. Rawicz was assisted by Ronald Downing in the writing of this book. Includes author's introduction and afterword. With a map of Asia showing the escapees' route. --- In textured black paper-covered boards with titling in yellow to spine; wrapped in dust jacket. --- An excellent copy: clean, bright and tightly bound but with slight soiling to front endpapers & edges of textblock. Bright, unclipped jacket in excellent shape and protected in clear removable mylar wrapper.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xii, 242 pages .


Slavomir 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, 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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The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
RAWICZ, Slavomir
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Used - Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket
The Lyons Press
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New York
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