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Discussion in 'The Book Rack' started by dogcaller, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. ...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.
  2. NitLion


    Feb 11, 2001
    I bought this about a year ago but have only started reading it. Already I agree with -
    People in general need to read more historical books.......

  3. Mrs. Tink

    Mrs. Tink Semper Fidelis

    Mar 1, 2005
    I felt that way when I read One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.