The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History

Author(s): Margalit Fox

Biography

The astonishing true story of two First World War prisoners who pulled off one of the most ingenious escapes of all time. Imprisoned in a remote Turkish POW camp during the First World War, two British officers, Harry Jones and Cedric Hill, cunningly join forces. To stave off boredom, Jones makes a handmade Ouija board and holds fake seances for fellow prisoners. One day, an Ottoman official approaches him with a query: could Jones contact the spirits to find a vast treasure rumoured to be buried nearby? Jones, a lawyer, and Hill, a magician, use the Ouija board - and their keen understanding of the psychology of deception-to build a trap for their captors that will lead them to freedom. The Confidence Men is a nonfiction thriller featuring strategy, mortal danger and even high farce - and chronicles a profound but unlikely friendship.

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General Fields

  • : 9781788162715
  • : Profile Books Limited
  • : Profile Books Ltd
  • : 0.468
  • : July 2021
  • : 3.3 Centimeters X 14.4 Centimeters X 22.2 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 352
  • : 940.4725610922
  • : English
  • : Hardback
  • : Margalit Fox