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Incredible Escapes: The Stories behind 50 Remarkable Journeys to Freedom
by Scott Christianson

Paperback, 2009, 256pages, very good condition

* The perfect gift for any adventurer
* Fantastic, awe-inspiring photographs in both colour and black and white
* Contains biographies and detailed maps Man's desire to be free is never more clearly demonstrated than in the world's greatest escapes.
Whether it's an escape over the Berlin Wall or on the Underground Railroad of the American South, men and women have shown extraordinary courage and invention in their bids for freedom. Incredible Escapes has gathered together 50 of the most remarkable escapes and escape attempts.

Escapees include: Chris Ryan, who escaped from Iraq during the 1992 GulfWar as part of the Bravo Two Zero squad; Aron Ralsto, who sawed off his own arm after fivedays trapped beneath a Colorado boulder; the Dalai Lama, the man many Tibetans revere as a god was smuggled to freedom when the Chinese invaded; Peter Strelzyk, who made his own hot air balloon to flyover the Berlin wall; Franz Von Werra, who escaped from two WWII prisoncamps in Scotland, was recaptured, but finally escaped to freedom from a camp in Canada; and Dith Pran, the Cambodian photographer who fled the Khmer Rouge and was the subject of the film, The Killing Fields.

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