No Wall Too High : One Man's Extraordinary Escape from Mao's Infamous Labour Camps Paperback / softback
by Xu Hongci
`One of the greatest escape stories I've ever read' Mail on SundayAn ordinary man's extraordinary escape from Mao's brutal labour campsXu Hongci was an ordinary medical student when he was incarcerated under Mao's regime and forced to spend years of his youth in China's most brutal labour camps.
Three times he tried to escape. And three times he failed. But, determined, he eventually broke free, travelling the length of China, across the Gobi desert, and into Mongolia.
It was one of the greatest prison breaks of all time, during one of the worst totalitarian tragedies of the 20th Century. This is the extraordinary memoir of his unrelenting struggle to retain dignity, integrity and freedom; but also the untold story of what life was like for ordinary people trapped in the chaos of the Cultural Revolution.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 08/02/2018
- Category: True stories of heroism, endurance & survival
- ISBN: 9781846044984
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