Great Escapes: Alcatraz, the Berlin Wall, Colditz, Devil's Island and 20 Other Stories of Daring, Audacity and Ingenuity

Great Escapes: Alcatraz, the Berlin Wall, Colditz, Devil's Island and 20 Other Stories of Daring, Audacity and Ingenuity (Hardbound)

By Ian Crofton 
Publisher: Quercus Books
Edition: Hardbound
Language: English
ISBN: 1847246826
EAN: 9781847246820
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 186
Publish Date: 2009-09-30
Binding: Hardbound

Description

From Daedalus and Icarus, to Houdini, to Alcatraz--thrilling stories of ingenious and extraordinary escapes from captivity"" Bringing together extraordinary stories of daring escapes from prison, POW camps, and other places of incarceration and confinement, this collection draws from every period of history and from every corner of the world. In addition to telling the stories of the most celebrated and notorious of prison breaks, it also recounts the classic POW escape stories of World War II, including the "Great Escape" that was immortalized by the eponymous 1960s movie starring Steve McQueen. This celebration of human ingenuity and daredevil courage offers the reader an exhilarating and unforgettable sequence of escape stories.
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Title: Great Escapes: Alcatraz, the Berlin Wall, Colditz, Devil's Island and 20 Other Stories of Daring, Audacity and Ingenuity
Publisher: Quercus Books
Author: Ian Crofton
Edition: Hardbound
Language: English
ISBN: 1847246826
EAN: 9781847246820
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 186
Publish Date: 2009-09-30
Binding: Hardbound

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