James G. Conley
The “Long Walk” is the title of a 1950’s book that recounts the remarkable story of Slavomir Rawicz, a Polish cavalry officer who surrendered to the Russians in 1939 and was harshly imprisoned. After being transported and marched to Siberia (2,000 miles) by his hosts, he escapes into the surrounding wilderness. Surviving more than a year of chronic starvation, pestilence, deserts, swamps, mountains and the elements, he miraculously makes his way across the Asian land mass, north to south, completing a journey of close to 5,000 miles.
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