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The perfect gift for any adventurer. Fantastic, awe-inspiring photographs in both colour and black and white. Contains biographies and detailed maps.
Man's desire to be free is never more clearly demonstrated than in the world's greatest escapes. Whether it's an escape over the Berlin Wall or on the Underground Railroad of the American South, men and women have shown extraordinary courage and invention in their bids for freedom.
Incredible Escapes has gathered together 50 of the most remarkable escapes and escape attempts.
Escapees include : Chris Ryan, who escaped from Iraq during the 1992 Gulf War as part of the Bravo Two Zero squad; Aron Ralsto, who sawed off his own arm after five days trapped beneath a Colorado boulder; the Dalai Lama, the man many Tibetans revere as a god was smuggled to freedom when the Chinese invaded; Peter Strelzyk, who made his own hot air balloon to flyover the Berlin wall; Franz Von Werra, who escaped from two WWII prison camps in Scotland, was recaptured, but finally escaped to freedom from a camp in Canada; and Dith Pran, the Cambodian photographer who fled the Khmer Rouge and was the subject of the film, The Killing Fields.
About the Author
Scott Christianson, Ph.D. is a prize-winning author and investigative reporter who also works in documentary film. His books include With Liberty for Some : 500 Years of Imprisonment in America; Condemned : Inside the Sing Sing Death House; Innocent: Inside Wrongful Conviction Cases; Notorious Prisons : Inside the World's Most Feared Institutions; Bodies of Evidence: Forensics and Crime; Freeing Charles: The Epic Struggle to Free a Slave on the Eve of the Civil War; and The Last Gasp : The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber, among others. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Nation, Village Voice, Newsday, Mother Jones, Playboy, Christian Science Monitor, and many other journals, and he has written for Reuters, Scripps Howard and other news syndicates. He has appeared on CBS, ABC, CNN, BBC, CNN, C-Span, History Channel, Discovery, and other TV and radio networks.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st January 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 21.0 x 1.9