Long March to Freedom: The True Story of a Colombian by Tom Hargrove

By Tom Hargrove

Running past due for paintings one morning in September 1994, Tom Hargrove, communications director for a world agricultural reduction association in Cali, Colombia, used to be mildly pissed off whilst he noticed a roadblock, or retén, manned through squaddies in fatigues. He chafed on the hold up, yet informed himself that guerrillas and kidnappers didn’t function on a prime road in large daylight.

yet Hargrove have been dreadfully improper. regardless of his assertions that he labored for a non-profit agricultural supplier, he used to be compelled at gunpoint right into a motor vehicle and pushed into the mountains via communist narco-terrorists who believed he was once a priceless hostage.

for nearly a yr, Hargrove used to be held by way of 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 reviews 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 foundation for the foremost movie evidence of existence, starring Russell Crowe and Meg Ryan. Now on hand 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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