The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz is 99¢ as Tuesday’s Kindle Daily Deal. (Rated 4.2 stars out of 5)
The classic adventure story that inspired the new major motion picture The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir.
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.
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