Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
Unbound: A True Story of War, Love, and Survival
by Dean King
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316167088, Hardcover)In October 1934, the Chinese Communist Army found itself facing annihilation, surrounded by hundreds of thousands of Nationalist soldiers. Rather than surrender, 86,000 Communists embarked on an epic flight to safety. Only thirty were women. Their trek would eventually cover 4,000 miles over 370 days. Under enemy fire they crossed highland awamps, climbed Tibetan peaks, scrambled over chain bridges, and trudged through the sands of the western deserts. Fewer than 10,000 of them would survive, but remarkably all of the women would live to tell the tale.
Unbound is an amazing story of love, friendship, and survival written by a new master of adventure narrative.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:18 -0400)
Draws on survivor testimonies to document the 1934-1935 flight of 86,000 ill-fated Chinese Communist Army soldiers who fled for their lives from Nationalist adversaries, a four-thousand-mile journey marked by harsh elements and chain bridges.