The Grand Escape: The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century (Scholastic Focus): The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century

The Grand Escape: The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century (Scholastic Focus): The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century

by Neal Bascomb

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Overview

***Three starred reviews!***

Neal Bascomb, author of The Nazi Hunters, returns with his next thrilling work of narrative nonfiction about a group of Allied POWs who staged an escape for the ages during World War I. Illustrated throughout with incredible photographs and published on the 100th anniversary of the Holzminden escape!

At the height of World War I, as battles raged in the trenches and in the air, another struggle for survival was being waged in the most notorious POW camp in all of Germany: Holzminden. A land-locked Alcatraz of sorts, it was home to the most troublesome Allied prisoners—and the most talented at escape. The Grand Escape tells the remarkable tale of a band of pilots who pulled off an ingenious plan and made it out of enemy territory in the biggest breakout of WWI, inspiring their countrymen in the darkest hours of the war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338140347
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 184,493
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Neal Bascomb is the author of The Nazi Hunters, winner of the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award in 2014, among numerous other awards. His second young adult book, Sabotage, was called "excellent" in a starred review from School Library Journal. He is also the author of six nonfiction books for adults on subjects ranging from a 1905 Russian submarine mutiny to a contemporary high school robotics team. The Perfect Mile, Winter Fortress, and Hunting Eichmann went on to be New York Times and international bestsellers. Neal lives in Seattle with his family and rascal dog Moses. Please visit his website at www.nealbascomb.com and follow him on Facebook at @nealrbascomb.

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