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Twenty-six-year-old cavalry officer Slavomir Rawicz was captured by the Red Army in 1939 during the German-Soviet partition of Poland and sent to the ...Show synopsisTwenty-six-year-old cavalry officer Slavomir Rawicz was captured by the Red Army in 1939 during the German-Soviet partition of Poland and sent to the Siberian Gulag. In the spring of 1941, he escaped with six of his fellow prisoners, including one American. Thus began their astonishing trek to freedom. With no map or compass but only an ax head, a homemade knife, and a week's supply of food, the compatriots spent a year making their way on foot to British India, through four thousand miles of the most forbidding terrain on earth. They braved the Himalayas, the desolate Siberian tundra, icy rivers, and the great Gobi Desert, always a hairs breadth from death. Finally returning home, Rawicz reenlisted in the Polish army to fight the Germans.Hide synopsis
Description:First Edition. ALMOST "very good" condition, but there is a...First Edition. ALMOST "very good" condition, but there is a ballpoint pen mark of "5 c" (cents) on front cover. First edition thus with dramatic cover by Cohen. Harper Perennial # P59 B.
Description:Near Fine. Vintage Paperback. 7" Tall. 'Story of the amazing...Near Fine. Vintage Paperback. 7" Tall. 'Story of the amazing escape of a Polish Officer from th Soviet Secret Police in the early 1940s, from the Arctic Circle to India. Great Pan G227. 255pp, maps. Bright, clean copy. Pages slightly age-toned. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Near flawless illustrated front cover. Weight, 133g.
Description:Slight shelfwear/fading to the spine edge of the orange cloth...Slight shelfwear/fading to the spine edge of the orange cloth boards. A light tan to the pages, which are clean throughout. Binding is firm. Good condition copy. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
Description:Fair. Binding cracked at title page; title page loose but still...Fair. Binding cracked at title page; title page loose but still attached; cover shows some wear; text is clean. "The incredible 4000-mile flight of seven heroic men from a Siberian slave camp across the Gobi Desert and the Himalayas to freedom."
Description:Very Good. 245 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Copyright 1956, 1984,...Very Good. 245 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Copyright 1956, 1984, 1997. This is 3rd edition, 1997, 2nd printing, 2004. Co-written and foreword by Ronald Downing. True story (although some say it isn't) of Polish soldier in World War 2 who escaped from Siberian prisoner of war camp and traveled on foot over 6500 miles from Camp 303 through the Gobi Desert and Himalayan Mountains to British India.; Only very light shelfwear. Spine rolled but intact and readable.
Description:Fair. No Dustjacket. 1959. First Thus. 255 pages. Pictorial...Fair. No Dustjacket. 1959. First Thus. 255 pages. Pictorial card covers. Pages have tanning. Card covers have rub wear to edges, surface rub marking, creasing to the spine, pen marks to the front, and splitting to the bottom edges of the spine.
Description:Good. B005DI66N4 USED BOOK in good condition | No supplements |...Good. B005DI66N4 USED BOOK in good condition | No supplements | Normal wear to cover and spine | Corner wear | Inventory sticker present | Corners rubbed | Page markings/highlighting.
This is a tale that should be passed on for generations. Why it has not been made into a movie one can only guess. Once started you will not be able to put it down. The will to survive coupled with careful planning and epic endurance will bond you to the writer on an odyssey that stirs the soul. Homer ...
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