Prison Break: True Stories of the World's Greatest Escapes by Paul Buck

By Paul Buck

A finished heritage of significant criminal breaks via those that paid a heavy fee for his or her misdeeds, and risked all to regain their freedom

In the folklore of global conflict II, the reminiscence of these heroes who staged great escapes from POW camps nonetheless undergo. yet what in regards to the different part of the coin: the audacious and bold breakouts of gangsters and villains today? This ebook specializes in nice escapes from civilian prisons, even if the escape was deliberate or opportunistic, aided from inside by means of corrupt guards or facilitated by means of a violent gang of intruders. The exploits of such mythical Houdini variety figures because the 18th-century rogue Jack Sheppard and the Canadian serial escaper Wayne Carlson are mentioned along stories of breakouts from likely unassailable jails; Alcatraz, Northern Ireland's Maze felony, and the Bangkok Hilton. This booklet thrillingly describes a phenomenon as outdated as imprisonment itself. For regardless of the ever extra refined know-how of surveillance and safety apparatus, the escapee will constantly locate the weakest hyperlink.

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