Looking for a book
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: sallyc-ga
List Price: $5.00
26 Jun 2006 19:09 PDT
Expires: 26 Jul 2006 19:09 PDT
Question ID: 741311
I read a book some years ago that I'm now trying to re-locate. I read books about walking/hiking, so that would feature somewhere in the title or subject. It begins with a graphic scene of a soldier who is being tortured (in Russia?) and he soils himself. He (and others) eventually escape and trek over a huge desert, for weeks, it seems, without water or food. The story seems improbable, but reads like a great adventure that could be (and I think is classified as) non-fiction. I've done the usual Google Answers searching to no avail. Thank you for any thoughts on this book title.
Re: Looking for a book
Answered By: efn-ga on 27 Jun 2006 22:25 PDT
Hi sallyc, I'm glad I was able to identify the book you sought. Just to get it in the answer space, it was "The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom" by Slavomir Rawicz. Here's a link to another article about the extent to which the book is factual. http://outside1.away.com/outside/features/200301/200301_adventure_canon_9.html I wish I had some search magic to share with you, but the truth is that I have read the book myself and I remembered enough to recognize it from your description. Thanks, --efn
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