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

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

Margalit Fox
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Author:  Margalit Fox
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  352
Publisher:  Profile Books Ltd
Year:  2022
ISBN:  9781788162722

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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