New PDF release: Long March to Freedom: The True Story of a Colombian

By Tom Hargrove

Running past due for paintings one morning in September 1994, Tom Hargrove, communications director for a global agricultural relief association in Cali, Colombia, used to be mildly frustrated whilst he noticed a roadblock, or retén, manned by way of squaddies in fatigues. He chafed on the hold up, yet advised himself that guerrillas and kidnappers didn’t function on a prime road in wide daylight.

yet Hargrove were dreadfully incorrect. regardless of his assertions that he labored for a non-profit agricultural company, he used to be compelled at gunpoint right into a motor vehicle and pushed into the mountains through communist narco-terrorists who believed he used to be a invaluable hostage.

for nearly a 12 months, Hargrove used to be held through the guerillas and moved from one distant place to a different. to take care of his grip on sanity, he recorded his day-by-day studies in makeshift journals: in a checkbook; on children’s notebooks; and on scraps of paper scrounged in the course of his ordeal.

Hargrove’s tale, initially released in 1995, was once the root for the foremost movie evidence of existence, starring Russell Crowe and Meg Ryan. Now to be had back in paperback, lengthy March to Freedom chronicles one man’s lively choice to hold onto existence and religion amid approximately most unlikely circumstances.

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