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Book review of THE CONFIDENCE MEN: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History

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Britain | world war I | BOOK REVIEW

Chris Jennings | NYT 



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Book cover of THE CONFIDENCE MEN: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History

Going all the way back to the stratagems of Odysseus, certain war stories draw their fascination from the breath-taking cleverness occasionally sparked by the will to survive. The Confidence Men, Margalit Fox’s riveting account of two British officers who sprang themselves from an Ottoman prison camp during using a Ouija board, sleight of hand, feigned madness and vast stores of creativity, is such a tale.

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First Published: Mon, June 07 2021. 00:03 IST

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