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The Confidence Men

How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History

Margalit Fox

(author)

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The astonishing true story of two First World War prisoners who pulled off one of the most ingenious escapes of all time.
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The new updated edition of David Olusoga’s vital book on black British history

"Groundbreaking" – Observer

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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Book publisherProfile Books Ltd
Publication date3 Jun 2021
FormatHardback
Pages352
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