Unbound: A True Story of War, Love, and Survival written by Dean King
About the book
In October 1934, the Chinese Communist Army found itself facing annihilation, surrounded by hundreds of thousands of Nationalist soldiers. Rather than surrender, 86,000 Communists embarked on an epic flight to safety. Only thirty were women. Their trek would eventually cover 4,000 miles over 370 days. Under enemy fire they crossed highland awamps, climbed Tibetan peaks, scrambled over chain bridges, and trudged through the sands of the western deserts. Fewer than 10,000 of them would survive, but remarkably all of the women would live to tell the tale.
Unbound is an amazing story of love, friendship, and survival written by a master of adventure narrative.
- 432 pages
- Published March 2010
Other books by Dean King
About the author
A native of Richmond, Virginia, who kicked around New York City for a decade, Dean King is an award-winning author of nonfiction books.
A former contributing editor to Men's Journal, Dean has writen for Esquire, Travel & Leisure, New York Magazine and the New York Times, among others.