Great Escapes: The Stories Behind 50 Remarkable Journeys to Freedom

Scott Chrisitanson

Published by Firefly Books, 2009
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A stunning visual record of the world's most audacious and compelling escapes and escape attempts.

Whether escaping from a prison or evading an enemy, individuals have shown extraordinary courage and inventiveness during their bids for freedom.

Great Escapes relates fascinating details about the 50 most remarkable escapes and escape attempts, including:

  • Chris Ryan, who escaped from Iraq during the 1992 Gulf War as part of the Bravo Two Zero squad.
  • Aron Ralston, the hiker who sawed off his own arm after being trapped for five days under a boulder in the Colorado wilderness.
  • The Dalai Lama, the man Tibetans revere as a god, who was smuggled to freedom when the Chinese invaded his homeland.
  • The Underground Railroad, which allowed thousands of African Americans to escape the shackles of slavery
  • The many escape attempts from Alcatraz.
  • The mass breakout of Allied airmen from Stalag Luft III, immortalized in the movie The Great Escape.

Packed with dramatic color and black-and-white photographs, Great Escapes is a powerful testimony to the desire to regain freedom.

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Dr. Scott Christianson, a college professor, investigative reporter and New York State criminal justice official, served as director of prison investigations for that state's Commission of Correction. His books include Innocent, Condemned, Notorious Prisons, With Liberty for Some and Bodies of Evidence.

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Publisher: Firefly Books
Publication Date: 2009
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