This book has been around for decades, but I just discovered it as Globe Pequot Press is re-issuing it in anticipation of the soon to be released Hollywood adaptation as The Way Back.  What an incredible journey and what an incredible story!  In 1941 six men escape from a Soviet Prison camp situated in Siberia very near to the artic circle.  If that wasn't enough, they walk to India with an axe, a knife and a conviction to escape their undeserved prison sentence and have a chance at freedom.  If you thought Into Thin Air was riveting, wait till you read what these men endure to ensure their freedom.  This is a MUST-READ and I cannot recommend it enough.