The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz

A fantastic read that kept me reading!

The Long Walk is a ghost written personal narrative that takes place in the early 1940s. Rawicz is Polish living in Poland near the border of Russia. He is accused of being a spy, so he is imprisoned by the Soviets. Eventually, he is taken to a gulag in Siberia. From there, Rawicz and six other companions escape to freedom.

I feel like a lot of this time period focuses on the Nazis and the German concentration camps. This book gives some insight into the Soviet Union. It also shows the strength, courage, and perseverance of the group of seven men. They withstand extremely harsh climates (i.e. Siberia, The Gobi Desert) with all odds against them.

As I read this book, I had to keep reminding myself that this book is real life. Real people actually made this near-impossible trek. I would say, READ IT!!


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