Author: Oughton (Frederick)
Year: 1959
Publisher: Neville Spearman
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg+
Price: 12.00
Hardback. Factual behind-the-scenes accounts of some of the most startling and hair-raising escapes from prisons. The book covers the world and includes a dramatised report on a Soviet penal colony located inside the Arctic circle, including the story of a man who spent hours in a grave with a corpse on top of him while he waited for the moment when he could run out into the worst wilderness on the earth. Here, for the first time, is the real story of "Rubberbones" Webb, who became one of the most ingenious Dartmoor escapers. Devil's Island is well covered with a story about a man who made no less than 15 crazy escape attempts and at last achievbd a dubious freedom after a period as a white cannibal. Also featured is the story of the British organisation which specialised in getting men out of prison. Crossing the Atlantic, the author brings to life the authentic story of America's major bank robber and czar of the prison busters, Willie Sutton, the man who conned thousands of dollars out of established institutions while carrying on a respectable stage school and costume-hiring business. These are just a few of many accounts of escape, and was the first book to deal with such adventures - the result of research on a world scale. 255pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. V. lightly browned pp. o/w Vg+ in Vg+ dw.


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