Todesmarsch

Roman

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364116222X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Wettrennen in den Tod Einhundert 17-jährige Amerikaner brechen jedes Jahr am 1. Mai zum Todesmarsch auf. Für neunundneunzig von ihnen gilt das wörtlich – sie werden ihn nicht überleben. Der Sieger dagegen bekommt alles, was er sich wünscht ...
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The Long Walk

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150114426X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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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.
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The Long Walk

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501143824

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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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.”
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Der lange Weg zum Wasser

Author: Linda Sue Park

Publisher: arsEdition

ISBN: 384581554X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Nyas Aufgabe ist es, für ihre Familie Wasser bei der Wasserstelle zu holen. Sie läuft dafür acht Stunden. Jeden Tag. Salva flieht aus seinem vom Krieg zerstörten Dorf. Er läuft quer durch Afrika, auf der Suche nach einem sicheren Ort, an dem er bleiben kann, und nach seiner verschollenen Familie. Zwei fesselnde Stimmen erzählen von Not und Vertreibung – aber auch von Hoffnung und Zukunft in einer Welt, in der sich unerwartete Chancen für die auftun, die nicht aufhören, an das Gute zu glauben. Der Roman basiert auf einer wahren Geschichte.
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The Long Walk

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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.
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The Long Walk

Author: Kerry Greenwood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0734412037

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 246

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What do you do when your mother falls ill and is sent to a rest home, and your father is away working on the Great Ocean Road? How do you survive when the only things you have are the clothes on your back and the promise you made to keep your family together? For Isa Wyatt, there's only one thing she can do. She gathers together her brothers and her sister, packs an old pram with their belongings, and sets off to find her father. It is a long walk, and the children have to face the dangers and hardships of a country suffering the Depression. But on their journey, Isa soon learns that most people will give everything they have to help a small, courageous family survive. And some will do anything to stop them.
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The Long Walk Home

Paul Franklin's Journey from Afghanistan

Author: Liane Faulder

Publisher: Brindle and Glass

ISBN: 1897142978

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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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.
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The Long Walk

A Story of War and the Life That Follows

Author: Brian Castner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448154472

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them as the commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in Iraq. He and his team – his brothers – disarmed bombs. Sometimes they used robots and remote controls. Sometimes they set off controlled explosions. Sometimes one of the team would have to put on the eighty-pound Kevlar suit, take the Long Walk, and disarm the device by hand. Often they were simply too late; arriving just in time to pick up the pieces. In a hailstorm of bullets, bomb fragments, body parts and the endless wailing of innocent civilians, the days rolled into nights, yesterday turned into tomorrow, and today never even happened. But after the tour, the celebrations and the long plane ride home, the real war was just beginning. The war against the fear, the confusion, the guilt and the memory loss. The war against the Crazy. This exhilarating, heartbreaking, searingly honest memoir exposes two harrowing and simultaneous realities: the terror, excitement and camaraderie of combat, and the lonely battle against the enemy within.
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The Long Walk

The Forced Navajo Exile

Author: Jennifer Denetdale

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438103913

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

Page: 143

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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.
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A Long Walk to Water

Based on a True Story

Author: Linda Sue Park

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 178607463X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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A beautiful and inspiring tale of conflict and survival that will inspire young readers and adults alike. In 1985 southern Sudan is ravaged by war. Rebels and government forces battle for control, with ordinary people, like eleven-year-old Salva, caught in the middle. When Salva's village is attacked, he becomes one of the 'lost boys' of Sudan, traveling the African continent on foot in search of his family and a new life. Years later, a girl named Nya walks eight hours a day to fetch water for her family. The walk is gruelling, but there is unexpected hope, as Salva’s story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.
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The Long Walk Home

Author: Val Wood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409080870

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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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.
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Gulf to Gulf

The Long Walk

Author: Johnson Jeff

Publisher: Jeff Johnson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Australia

Page: N.A

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Jeff Johnson, self-confessed 'bushie' of no fixed abode, decided almost on a whim to walk across Australia, south to north to raise funds for charity. Spurred on by the memory of his deaf-blind niece, whose death was the catalyst for this extraordinary undertaking, he battled hoons, the fear of an attack by dingoes and the vastness of the interior to achieve his aim. Surviving on what he could carry on his back, and without back-up, he walked 2500 kilometres in 151 days. This is the story of his walk, the outback characters he met along the way and, of course, the untamed grandeur of inland Australia.
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The Long Walk to Freedom

Runaway Slave Narratives

Author: Devon W. Carbado,Donald Weise

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807069132

Category: History

Page: 288

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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.
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Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.
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The Long Walk Home

Author: Pauline Cartwright

Publisher: Rigby

ISBN: 9780790116945

Category: Divorce

Page: 84

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When Brad's mom decides to sell their family house, Brad thinks his parents will never get back together. And his mom's new friend, Gary, seems to be very happy with the situation. That's when Brad decides to leave!
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A Long Walk in the Alps

From the Eiger to the Matterhorn

Author: Pete Buckley

Publisher: Easy Way Up

ISBN: 1425167810

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 119

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Pete Buckley trades in the campervan for a pair of boots and a half price train ticket and sets off through Switzerland to journey from the Eiger to the Matterhorn.
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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

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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.
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A Long Walk Home

Author: Diane Amos

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459244125

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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DO TEENAGE GIRLS COME WITH INSTRUCTION MANUALS? The call came out of the blue—Annie's sister Dana is in rehab…can her thirteen-year-old daughter come stay in Maine with Annie? But the wild child in black and piercings is not the sweet little girl Annie remembers. So much for the new pink towels. Surly, sullen and scared, Summer puts a gigantic wedge between Annie and her lover, her friends, even her wonderful ex-motherin-law. Yet Annie has always described herself as a dandelion: not the prettiest flower perhaps, but the most determined and resilient. She refuses to give up on Summer. As days become weeks, downs (slowly!) become ups and risks turn into rewards. And for Annie, the long walk home to what matters most has been worth every step.
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