Nel 1939 Slavomir Rawicz, tenente della cavalleria polacca, fu condannato come spia a 25 anni di lavori forzati in Siberia. Il viaggio da Mosca al campo di prigionia durò tre mesi, nel cuore dell'inverno. Moltissimi prigionieri morirono nel tragitto. Rawicz sopravvisse e la primavera successiva cominciò a organizzare la propria fuga. Nel giugno 1941, con altri sei compagni, attraversò la linea ferroviaria transiberiana e si incamminò verso sud. Dopo quasi un anno di marcia, più di 6500 chilometri, l'attraversamento del deserto del Gobi, il gelo, la fame, le malattie, la disperazione, i sopravvissuti giunsero in Tibet, nel marzo 1942. Lì furono salvati e curati dagli inglesi.
Una storia di straordinario coraggio e resistenza, ma soprattutto un inno senza tempo alla sete di libertà.
- ISBN: 8850202261
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 288
- Data di uscita: 05-07-2002
There is much controversy as to whether this account is fact or fiction. I googled the author's name and the book title and after reading dozens of articles and opinions, I'm still not sure, though I lean towards thinking that the narrative is actually a composite of a number of experiences includin Leggi tutto
When this novel was first published in 1956 it created a sensation. It claimed to be a memoir of a man, who with seven others, had escaped from a Siberian prison work camp in 1942 and managed to walk all the way to British India. The story was eagerly consumed by the cold war era public who were ena Leggi tutto
I found this book truly inspirational and gripping. I read it in 2 nights. There is some banter about whether or not it is true. I'm still not decided on what I think about this debate. What I do know, from having lived in Russia for a number of years and having toured an obscure KGB "prison" in Lit Leggi tutto
A memoir must be an unrewarding thing to write today. So many have been discredited as either full of untruths or completely fabricated. Jerzy Kosinski's "Painted Bird", Carlos Casteneda's "The Teaching of Don Juan", more than a few of Oprah-publicized books, and now (a revelation for me) "The Long
I'm not going to get all wrapped up in whether or not this account is true as the book claims. It's a remarkable story regardless, much like the book I just read, Das Boot: The Boat , was a remarkable story and may have some kernels of truth from the author's real life. The story itself is good and e Leggi tutto
Tragic and difficult but also hypnotic. The reader may question the complete veracity of the account and and may be somewhat disappointed to learn of the amount of criticism and doubt surrounding his story. Essentially, a group of political prisoners in a Soviet prison in Siberia literally walk out
Opening Line: “It was about nine o’clock one bleak November day that the key rattles in the heavy lock of my cell in the Lubyanka Prison and the two broad-shouldered guards marched purposely in.” Wow what an amazing story, epic is I guess more the word I’m looking for. I read this after watching the Leggi tutto
A grueling, thrilling story of imprisonment, escape and survival, I was surprised to see that this book came out way back in 1956 - I thought it was much more recent, having only been turned into (or "served as the inspiration for") the Peter Weir film "The Way Back" in 2011. But in fact, this was o Leggi tutto
The Long Walk, by Slavomir Rawicz, purports to be the true story of an heroic flight to freedom. He claims to have been a Polish officer grabbed by the Russians in 1939, imprisoned and marched to "camp 303" in Siberia. From there he and six companions escape, with the help of the commandants wife. T Leggi tutto
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