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Great Escapes By Ian Crofton

Great Escapes by Ian Crofton

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The thrilling stories of ingenious and extraordinary escapes from captivity.

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Great Escapes: Thrilling escape stories from Devil's Island to Alcatraz by Ian Crofton

Great Escapes brings together extraordinary stories of daring escapes from prison, prisoner-of-war camps and other places of incarceration and confinement, drawn 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, including Alcatraz, Great Escapes recounts the classic POW escape stories of World War II, including the 'Great Escape' (immortalized by the eponymous 1960s movie starring Steve McQueen). A celebration of human ingenuity and daredevil courage, Great Escapes offers the reader an exhilarating and unforgettable sequence of escape stories. The 'great escapes' include: Daedalus and Icarus; Underground Railroad; Colditz; Mary Queen of Scots; Over the Icy Passes; Mt Kenya; St John of the Cross; Libby Prison Break; Stalag Luft III; Charles II; Devil's Island; Evading the Enemy; Amazons of Haverhill; Edith Cavell; Walter Bonatti; Jack Sheppard; Houdini; Alcatraz; Bonnie Prince Charlie; Bretholz; George Blake; Casanova; Dunkirk; Berlin Wall.

About Ian Crofton

Ian Crofton's authorial credits include Brewer's Britain and Ireland, the 2nd edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable and Brewer's Cabinet of Curiosities. He lives in North London with his family.

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Great Escapes: Thrilling escape stories from Devil's Island to Alcatraz by Ian Crofton
Used - Very Good
Quercus Publishing
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