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The confidence men : how two prisoners of war engineered the most remarkable escape in history / Margalit Fox.

Fox, Margalit (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9781984853844
  • Physical Description: xvi, 329 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2021]

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George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library 940.472 FOX 34510011188487 New Books Reshelving -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-251) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: A wraith at the top of the stairs -- For king and country -- Besieged -- Destination unknown -- A hundred springs -- Spooked -- The uses of enchantment -- The regard of flight -- In confidence -- Villainous OOO -- The treasure test -- The telechronistic ray -- Certifiable -- Two lunatics, five hundred pounds of butter, and a great deal of flour -- The mad ward -- Near death -- Persuasion -- Epilogue: Afterlife.
Summary, etc.:
"Imprisoned in a remote Turkish prison camp during World War I, having survived a two-month forced march and a terrifying shootout in the desert, two British officers, Harry Jones and Cedric Hill, join forces to bamboozle their iron-fisted captors"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Jones, E. H. (Elias Henry), 1883-1942.
Hill, C. W. (Cedric Waters), 1891-1975.
World War, 1914-1918 > Prisoners and prisons, Turkish.
Escaped prisoners of war > Turkey > Biography.
Escaped prisoners of war > Great Britain > Biography.
Prisoner-of-war escapes > Turkey > History > 20th century.
Prisoner-of-war camps > Turkey > Yozgat (Yozgat ─░li)
Swindlers and swindling.
Male friendship.

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