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dogcaller
04-19-2005, 22:57
...The Long Walk, by Slavomir Rawicz. Short version: Young Polish army officer in early WW2 sent to Soviet kangaroo court and then hard labor in Siberia. He finds a small crew and escapes, traveling south through Siberia, Soviet Union, Gobi desert, Himalayan mountains, arriving in India where they are picked up by a passing British patrol. The only tools they had were an axe and a knife. Did I mention no canteen? Through the Gobi desert??!!

It's a quick and inspiring read. I am stunned by this story. Everytime I think I'm tired, or had a bad day, I am reminded of this. Do not delay. Get the book. I've already passed my copy to a friend. Everyone deserves to read it.

NitLion
04-20-2005, 07:18
I bought this about a year ago but have only started reading it. Already I agree with - Everytime I think I'm tired, or had a bad day, I am reminded of this.
People in general need to read more historical books.......

Mrs. Tink
04-21-2005, 10:34
I felt that way when I read One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.