A story of human courage, endurance and terror. (Washington Post
One of the wildest adventure books of our time. (Curt Hohof, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Bauer has given us more than a prisoner-of-war story; he has left us one of the greatest adventure stories. (Die Welt
The true story of a German soldier's escape from a Siberian prison camp following World War II, and his struggle for survival during an 8000-mile journey to freedom across some of the most treacherous and inhospitable conditions on earth.