THE 10-SECOND JAILBREAK The Helicopter Escape of Joel David Kaplan

Author: Asinof/Hinckle/Turner
Year: 1974
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg
ISBN: 0718112296
Price: 5.00
Hardback. During the 1960s, in all the prisons of Mexico there was no man richer or more in pursuit of his freedom than an American named Joel David Kaplan - a strange, shy molasses heir who was serving a 28yr sentence for the unsubstantiated murder of his partner in the gunrunning business, Luis Vidal, Jr. Kaplan's status changed dramatically from that of millionaire loser to instant folk hero when, on August 18, 1971, he escaped from Santa Marta Acatitla Prison in authentic James Bond fashion: he was flown out in a supercharged helicopter, taking his cellmate along for the ride. Kaplan then went underground in the United States. He was seen in the year following his escape only by his rescuers, his lawyers, and the authors. Illus. 268pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. V. lightly browned pp. Vg.


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