The Greatest Escape

The Greatest Escape

by Lou Macaluso


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A Berlin trip a few years ago rekindled the author's twenty-year fascination with a daring, true, tunnel escape from East to West Berlin during the height of the Cold War. A wonderful group of feisty senior citizens led by an eighty-one-year-old man pulled off one of the most daring escapes to freedom in recent history. The fictionalized account of these real events is the backbone of this wonderful novel by prodigious author Lou Macaluso. The Greatest Escape must rank as one of the best historical fictions of this period anyone has written to date.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948460057
Publisher: Righter's Mill Press LLC
Publication date: 07/31/2019
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 340,718
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Author and motivational speaker Lou Macaluso works and lives in Chicago. His published works include The Greatest Escape, Deja vu, Italian Style, in Search of Sal, The warming Sicilian Son, and Clown Town.

Table of Contents

Based on the inspiring true story of the most daring Cold War exodus.

The Greatest Escape - Danger and adventure abound as a group of senior citizens escape through the Berlin Wall to freedom.

The Greatest Escape is a work of historical fiction. The Thomas tunnel and the daring feat of twelve elderly people and a 16-year-old boy are historical and real; however, all incidents and dialogue, and all characters with the exception of some well-known historical figures are products of the author's imagination and are not to be construed as real. Where real-life historical figures appear, the situations, incidents, and dialogues concerning those persons are entirely fictional and are not intended to depict actual events or to change the fictional nature of the work. In all other respects, any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, event, or locales is entirely coincidental.

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Anonymous 5 months ago
As I gathered my books around me on my favorite chair to face another Midwest winter, I began to read this book based on a friend's recommendation. It immediately became a "could not put it down" book that I finished in two days. The historical events became the backdrop to the story of senior citizens who band together to defy the odds in search of freedom to live the rest of their lives on their own terms. I immediately was hooked by the author's ability to bring the characters alive as the story unfolded. You would think that the title of the book would give away the ending, but the story is in "the climb" which has enough twists and turns to keep me reading into the night. For me, the mark of a good read, is finishing the book and wanting to know more about the time period and history that was the setting of the story. I did just that. Thanks, Lou!