The Confidence Men

The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Military History, The First World War, Spirituality
Paperback Published on: 02/06/2022
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Synopsis

Imprisoned in a remote Turkish POW camp during the First World War, two British officers, Harry Jones and Cedric Hill, cunningly join forces.

To stave off boredom, Jones makes a handmade Ouija board and holds fake seances for fellow prisoners. One day, an Ottoman official approaches him with a query: could Jones contact the spirits to find a vast treasure rumoured to be buried nearby?

Jones, a lawyer, and Hill, a magician, use the Ouija board - and their keen understanding of the psychology of deception-to build a trap for their captors that will lead them to freedom.

The Confidence Men is a nonfiction thriller featuring strategy, mortal danger and even high farce - and chronicles a profound but unlikely friendship.

  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781788162722
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 273g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 30 mm

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The Confidence Men
Utterly Absorbing
This is extremely well researched and written and you have to be in awe of the tenacity of human beings to outwit and hoodwink each other, and to find ways... READ MORE
Mel Mullane