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Great Escapes
     

Great Escapes

by Ian Crofton
 

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

Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847246820
Publisher:
Quercus
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Ian Crofton is the author of Brewer's Curious Titles and The Kings and Queens of England.

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