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The Greatest Escape Stories Ever Told
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Contents Introduction 1 Darren BrownEscape from the Tower of London 5 John BuchananJack Sheppard Earns Fame 11 Phillip AlbanEscape from Leads 19 CasanovaThe Bastille 29 Henri Masers De LatudeTrench at Magdeburg 39 Baron TrenckLouis Napoleon 53 F.T. BriffaultThe Cemetery of the Chateau D'If 65 Alexandre DumasA Question of Passports 79 Baroness OrczyThree Years Among the Comanches 89 Nelson LeeGeneral Morgan's Flight from the North 99 Thomas HinesColonel Rose's Tunnel 107 Frank MoranHow We Escaped from Pretoria 129 Captain Aylmer HaldaneA Gunman Breaks Jail 143 Edward H. SmithEamon de Valera 151 Frank KellyGeorgia Chain Gang Fugitive 159 Robert E. BurnsPapillon 169 Henri CharriereA Man Escaped 191 Andre DevignyEscape Strategy 205 Pat ReidBid for Freedom 215 Walter ThomasEscape or Die 227 Paul BrickhillThe War Journal of Major Damon "Rocky" Gause 239 Major Damon GauseDown in Korea 249 Ward MillarEscape from Laos 261 Dieter DenglerOut of a Turkish Prison 273 Billy Hayes with William HofferDark, Deep-Laid Plans 283 Mark Twain

About the Author

Before becoming a freelance writer and editor, Darren Brown was the managing editor of Wilderness Adventures Press. He has edited several short-story collections, including For the Love of a Dog and Brag Dog and Other Stories: The Best of Vereen Bell. He lives in Montana, with his wife and two bird dogs.

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"A remarkable compilation of the most famous, desperate, death-defying, and inspirational escapes throughout history. Enthusiastically recommended reading."-- Midwest Book Review

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