JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Reader S.T. writes in to recommend The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz (The Lyons Press; 1997). It’s about seven men who escaped a Russian labor camp after WWII and walked more than a thousand miles to freedom in British India, a journey on foot through some of the most inhospitable conditions on Earth. It was made into a movie a few years ago with the title something like “The Way Home”. I highly recommend the book over the movie.

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Reader S.B. suggested Red Sky in Mourning: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea, a wonderful story of a young woman’s survival at sea after her sail boat is battered by a hurricane and her fiancé is swept overboard.

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K.S. recommended Escape from Davao: The Forgotten Story of the Most Daring Prison Break of the Pacific War.

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B.J. recommends the works of Allan W. Eckert: The Frontiersman, Wilderness Empire, A Sorrow In Our Heart (The Life Of Tecumseh), That Dark And Bloody River, and others about the early history of America and a few good children’s books, Incident at Hawks Hill being one of them

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