The Long Walk


Author: Slavomir Rawicz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762784717

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD! The classic adventure story that inspired the new major motion picture The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir In 1941, the author and six fellow prisoners of war escaped a Soviet labor camp in Yakutsk—a camp where enduring hunger, cold, untended wounds, and untreated illnesses, and avoiding daily executions were everyday feats. Their march—over thousands of miles by foot—out of Siberia, through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India is a remarkable statement about man’s desire to be free. Written in a hauntingly detailed, no-holds-barred way, the book inspired the Peter Wier film The Way Back. Previous editions have sold hundreds of thousands of copies; this edition includes an afterword written by the author shortly before his death, as well as the author's introduction to the book's Polish edition. Guaranteed to forever stay in the reader's mind, The Long Walk will remain a testament to the strength of the human spirit, and the universal desire for freedom and dignity. Six-time Academy Award–nominee Peter Weir (Master and Commander, The Truman Show, and The Dead Poets Society) directed The Way Back, a much-anticipated film based on The Long Walk. Starring Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, and Ed Harris.

A Long Walk to Water

Based on a True Story

Author: Linda Sue Park

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547532844

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.

The Long Walk

A Story of War and the Life That Follows

Author: Brian Castner

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307950875

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

View: 5907

A memoir by a bomb-disposal veteran of the Iraq War traces his three tours of duty in the Middle East and his team's daily life-threatening efforts to stop roadside bombers, sharing additional coverage of the challenges he faced while reacclimating to civilian life. 75,000 first printing.

The Long Walk to Freedom

Runaway Slave Narratives

Author: Devon W. Carbado,Donald Weise

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807069132

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 860

In this groundbreaking compilation of first-person accounts of the runaway slave phenomenon, editors Devon Carbado and Donald Weise have recovered twelve narratives spanning eight decades—more than half of which have been long out of print. Told in the voices of the runaway slaves themselves, these narratives reveal the extraordinary and often innovative ways that these men and women sought freedom and demanded citizenship.

The Long Walk

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501143824

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8568

In this #1 national bestseller, “master storyteller” (Houston Chronicle) Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, tells the tale of the contestants of a grueling walking competition where there can only be one winner—the one that survives. In the near future, when America has become a police state, one hundred boys are selected to enter an annual contest where the winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the rest of his life. Among them is sixteen-year-old Ray Garraty, and he knows the rules—keep a steady walking pace of four miles per hour without stopping. Three warnings and you’re out—permanently. With an introduction by Stephen King on “The Importance of Being Bachman.”


A Novel

Author: Marilynne Robinson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374299102

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

View: 5388

Returning to Gilead to care for her dying father, Glory Boughton is joined by her long-absent brother, with whom she bonds throughout his struggles with alcoholism, unemployment, and their father's traditionalist values.

Looking for Mr. Smith

Seeking the Truth Behind The Long Walk, the Greatest Survival Story Ever Told

Author: Linda Willis

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616081589

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 8094

Looks to authenticate the events told in the book "The Long Walk," which detailed the story of a group of POWs who escaped a labor camp in Siberia and walked to freedom in India during World War II.

The Long Walk

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150114426X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7856

A young boy has been selected to be one of 100 to take the Long Walk--a deadly contest of endurance and determination, in which each step could be his last.#x1E;8.

A Long Walk

Author: Claus Hackenberger

Publisher: Hara Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781883697693

Category: Prisoners of war

Page: 371

View: 4517

A semi-autobiographical novel based on the author's experiences as a youth. The protagonist, Paul Berck, comes of age in Germany during World War II. Sent to the killing fields at sixteen, held captive long after VE Day, Paul makes a daring escape only to return to an uncertain future in his fragmented homeland.

Sapelo's People

A Long Walk Into Freedom

Author: William S. McFeely

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393313772

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 6408

Describes the experiences of the forebears of the Black inhabitants of Sapelo, an island off the coast of Georgia

Spiritual Direction

Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith

Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0060754737

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 7430

Spiritual Direction gives us the unique and unrivaled experience of having Henri Nouwen as our personal spiritual director, answering our questions about the spiritual life in his wise, comfortable, and engaging style. With Nouwen's guidance, we can reorient our lives and open the door to true spiritual transformation. Henri Nouwen, the world-renowned spiritual guide and counselor, understood the spiritual life as a journey of faith and transformation that is deepened by accountability, community, and relationships. Though he counseled many people during his lifetime, his principles of spiritual direction were never written down. Now two of his longtime students, Michael Christensen and Rebecca Laird, have taken his famous course in spiritual direction and supplemented it with his unpublished writings to create the definitive work on Nouwen's thoughts on the Christian life. Stories, readings, and thematically organized questions for reflection and guided journal writing provide an unparalleled resource for spiritual direction, both for individuals and for small groups.

The Long Walk Home

Paul Franklin's Journey from Afghanistan

Author: Liane Faulder

Publisher: Brindle and Glass

ISBN: 1897142978

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 567

The Canadian media were the first to bring Master Corporal Paul Franklin's story to the public, and it is only fitting that award-winning journalist Liane Faulder brings the full account of his return from a war zone. The Long Walk Home: Paul Franklin's Journey from Afghanistan documents the recovery of a soldier injured in a 2006 suicide bombing that left one Canadian diplomat dead, and two comrades in arms wounded. Although Franklin made a promise to his wife that he would come home alive, he needed the heroic help of soldiers on the scene and a medical team abroad to keep his word. He lost both of his legs above the knee as the result of his injuries, but returned home determined to walk again. Within four months of his injury, and against the odds and predictions of doctors, Franklin learned to walk on artificial legs. He continues to represent the courage of Canadian troops overseas as he rebuilds his life at home with his wife Audra and their young son, Simon. As a family on a journey to recovery, they are determined to stand, and walk, together. The Long Walk Home: Paul Franklin's Journey from Afghanistan is a story of loss, courage, love and hope. It inspires all of those — military and civilians alike — who wonder how they will take that next step when tough times challenge the body and the spirit.

The Long Walk Home

Author: Val Wood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409080870

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 9524

Young Mikey Quinn, scavenging on the streets of Hull, is thrown into prison for stealing a rabbit from the butcher. His chief accuser, a well-to-do lawyer, has a daughter, Eleanor, whom he badly mistreats. When Mikey is released he finds that his mother has died and his brothers taken into the workhouse - determined to find a better life for his family, he walks all the way to London to seek his fortune. There he finds that the grim realities of city life are even worse than they were in Hull, and comes under the evil patronage of the sinister Tully, first encountered when he was in prison. But he also meets Eleanor again, and between them they face the dangers of London and gradually make a new life for themselves. Together they have to face journeying back to Hull - the long walk home.

The Long Walk Back

There Is Always a Path to Recover from Failure

Author: Stephen Mizell

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512787396

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 847

Failure is something we have all experienced. We have also watched the public failures of people that resulted in many lives being affected. It is painful to watch someones life as their career, family, and finances go to shambles because of their poor choices. It is even more painful to experience all that personally. There are consequences to every choice we make. Failure can be devastating. The losses seem almost impossible to overcome. But nothing could be further from the truth. There is a path back to success and fulfillment. The question is, will we take it? This book will carry you on one mans journey to the depths of failure and back to healing and fulfillment. It was a long walk back, but it was worth every step.

The Bachman Books

Author: Richard Bachman,Stephen King

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848941048

Category: Fiction

Page: 992

View: 8136

The name on the covers was Bachman. But the imagination could only belong to one man. This is a compelling collection of three spellbinding stories of future shock and suspense. It includes: "The Long Walk", "Roadwork", and "The Running Man" - in which Stephen King also explains 'Why I was Richard Bachman'.

Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Abacus

ISBN: 9780349139623

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 768

View: 4955

'Long Walk To Freedom' recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. From his imprisonment on Robben Island, to his remarkable journey to freedom and inauguration as President, this work describes his frustrations and strength of heart.

The Long Walk

The Forced Navajo Exile

Author: Jennifer Denetdale

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438103913

Category: Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation (N.M.)

Page: 143

View: 8197

In 1863, the Dine (Navajo) faced transformations to their way of life with the Americans' determination to first subjugate and then remove them to a reservation in order to begin their assimilation to American culture. This book exposes the series of events that facilitated the Navajo's removal from their homeland, their experiences during the Long Walk, their time at the Bosque Redondo reservation, their return home, and the ways in which they remember the Long Walk and the Bosque Redondo.