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The Long Walk by Stephen King Summary

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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The Long Walk by Jennifer Denetdale Summary

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.

À marche forcée

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À marche forcée by Slawomir Rawicz Summary

Le livre La présente réédition (dans une traduction nouvelle) de ce classique absolu de l'aventure vécue est due à l'initiative de Nicolas Bouvier – qui n'aura pas eu le temps de l'accompagner jusqu'à son terme. « Ce n'est pas de la littérature, tenait-il à préciser, c'est peut-être mieux que ça... Certains livres sont assez forts pour se passer des secours du style. » Hiver 1941. Une petite troupe de bagnards s'évade d'un camp russe situé tout près du Cercle polaire. Ils ne connaissent pas grand-chose à la géographie. Ils songent « simplement » à gagner à pied l'Inde anglaise : le soleil, pensent-ils, leur indiquera au moins la direction du sud. Aucun d'eux n'est capable, sur les milliers de kilomètres qu'il leur faut parcourir – ils y mettront deux ans –, de situer le désert de Gobi... que plusieurs réussiront pourtant à franchir sans provision d'eau. L'innocence, parfois, est la meilleure alliée du courage... L'auteur Né à Pinsk en 1915 d’une mère russe et d’un père polonais propriétaire terrien, Slavomir Rawicz, officier de cavalerie en 1939, est fait prisonnier par les Soviétiques dès les premiers jours de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Un procès factice le condamne à vingt-cinq ans de travaux forcés dans l’un des goulags les plus durs de Sibérie. Une fois libre, il a voulu rendre compte de ce que fut cette réalité pour des milliers d’hommes, bagnards perdus au bout du monde. Publié en 1956 et rédigé avec l’aide d’un jeune journaliste, À marche forcée raconte l’incroyable épopée d’un groupe de prisonniers qui n’hésita pas à tenter l’impossible pour atteindre en des conditions extrêmes l’Himalaya et la muraille de Chine. Slavomir Rawicz, installé depuis 1947 à Nottingham en Grande-Bretagne, a toujours refusé de répondre à ceux qui mettaient en doute le fait qu’il ait lui-même vécu cette extraordinaire aventure. Il est décédé en 2004. Ce texte, considéré à ce jour comme l’une des références en matière de récits sur la captivité, l’esprit de survie et le besoin de liberté, a été adapté en 2010 par le réalisateur Peter Weir, sous le titre Les Chemins de la liberté.

A Long Walk in the Himalaya

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A Long Walk in the Himalaya by Garry Weare Summary

Garry Weare is enigmatic, funny and he has an enormous conscience. He brings into the story of his Himalayan traverse a succession of vignettes about people's lives that he meets along the way, relevant history, natural history observations and a delightful sprinkling of his inimitable sense of humour. The warmth of his relationships with his old Kashmiri friends and various people from the trekking fraternity adds a wonderful dimension to this journeyman's tale'. Peter Hillary Weare's finely rendered story of his five-month trek from the sacred source of the Ganges through the Kullu Valley, Zanskar and Ladakh to his houseboat in Kashmir is remarkably entertaining. The people he meets and travels with are fully-fledged characters that the reader comes to know and care about while the Himalaya, captured in all their variety, cast their spell. It is as if the act of walking allows the author to fully understand all the nuances - spiritual, environmental, social and political - of this inspiring region. 'A Long Walk in the Himalaya' is a book to savour, a book that the reader will return to again and again. English-born Garry Weare has had a long-standing relationship with the Himalaya. In 1970 he first went to Kashmir to teach. It changed his life and he went on to live on a houseboat in Kashmir, to pioneer many classic treks and to research the 'Trekking in the Indian Himalaya' guidebook published by Lonely Planet, now in its 4th edition. Weare is a life member of the Himalayan Club, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a noted mountain photographer and a founding director of the Australian Himalayan Foundation. He has one daughter, two stepdaughters and lives with his wife Margie Thomas in the Southern Highlands, NSW.

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The Long Walk Home by Matt Carter Summary

There are a few questions that lie just below the surface for many Christians. Does God really love me despite my failures? Can God use me for good in this world despite all my sin and shortcomings? Do my doubts and questions about faith make God think less of me? Do I have a future in the family of God despite my past? In the biblical story of the Prodigal Son, Jesus answers all those questions that lurk in the heart of so many believers. In The Long Walk Home, author and pastor Matt Carter takes a fresh look at this age-old story and helps the reader discover and experience, once again, the radical, never-ending love of God for His sons and daughters.

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The Long Walk by Richard Bachman Summary

In a futuristic America ruled by ultraconservatives one hundred of the nation's hardiest boys must endure a five-hundred-mile marathon race in order to win fame and fortune

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The Long Walk by Brian Castner Summary

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.

A Long Walk in the Alps

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A Long Walk in the Alps by Pete Buckley Summary

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.

A Long Walk to Water

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A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park,Ginger Knowlton Summary

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.

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The Long Walk Home by Liane Faulder Summary

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 by Jan Zwicky Summary

Poet and philosopher Jan Zwicky bears passionate witness to the leading edge of environmental cataclysm.

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The Long Walk Home by Pauline Cartwright Summary

When Brad's mother decides to sell their family home, Brad thinks his parents will never get back together again. His Mum's new friend Gary, looks happy with the situation too. That's when Brad decides to leave. He heads for the forest where he used to go with his Dad. But looking after himself is not as easy as Brad thought, and getting out of the forest means a long walk home. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

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The Long Walk by Ruth Treeson Summary

Fifteen-year-old Rutka awakes in a barn to silence. There are no attack dogs barking, no guards shouting. After weeks of evading the Soviet Army by marching their captives around Germany, the Nazis have finally given up and evaporated into the night. Rutka embarks on a harrowing journey back to Poland that lands her at the Catholic boarding school where she'd hidden from the Gestapo until her capture. Here, among the few tattered remnants of her childhood, the tragic past begins to seep through: the assumed Christian names, the mother who risked everything to find her lost husband and the sister torn from Rutka's arms by the police. Confronted by unimaginable loss, Rutka nonetheless finds friends, joy and slowly, a whole new life in the United States.

The Long Walk Here

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The Long Walk Here by Gregory Williams Summary

This book is about humans, it is about us ... and it is based on the archaeological evidence that we have at hand. It has three main purposes and is intended for those who are not specialists in archaeology. One is to present what we think we know about the past in a short narrative, one is to demonstrate the vast time scale involved in prehistory, and one is to discuss why we care about the past. Modern politicians, pundits, journalists, observers, and others love to cite the past to support their arguments, but they often do so out of context or with limited knowledge, and actually this gives us hope because it underscores why archaeology matters to so many people. The book introduces a new timeline called the "Lakh Clock" where one second on the imaginary clock equals a year in real life. By translating the real-time dates in the book to the Lakh Clock time the reader can instantly put recent and ancient dates and events into a temporal context.

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The Long Walk by Tia Guay Summary

The Long Walk is about a girl named Amara who lives in Africa. In Amara's village, she does not have access to clean water. One day, Amara meets a girl from America named Sam. Once Sam realizes that Amara does not have clean water to drink, she goes back to America to try and raise money to get a well built for Amara and her family. At the end of the story, Amara has a new well in her village and clean water for life.

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The Long Walk by Raymond Bial Summary

Presents an overview of the history of the Navajo Indians, with a detailed account of how the United States Government, represented by Kit Carson, forced them on a 300-mile walk from their homeland in the Southwest to a prison camp at Bosque Redondo, NewMexico, in 1864, and their eventual return home after the United States-Navajo Treaty of 1868.

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The Long Walk Home by Val Wood Summary

At only thirteen, Mikey Quinn is arrested for stealing a rabbit to feed his family. Despite his age, he’s shown no mercy by the wealthy lawyer who sends him to prison. He returns home to find that his mother has died and his younger siblings taken into the workhouse. With only his determination, Mikey makes his way to London to seek a better life for his family. Whilst there, he meets Eleanor who he recognises as the daughter of the lawyer who ruined his life. Desperate, they band together forging a new life for themselves on the streets of London. Overlooking their initial differences, the two come to rely on each other and, when the time comes to return to Hull, they face the long walk home together.

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A Long Walk Home by Rachel Clark Summary

A Long Walk Home is Rachel Clark’s evocative and moving account of her treatment and experiences with health professionals in Britain and Australia while she was living with, and dying from, cancer. It includes an Epilogue by her twin sister Naomi Jefferies, and learning points for health professionals by John Hasler and David Pendleton.