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The Escape Artists

Author : Neal Bascomb
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This “fast-paced account” of WWI airmen who escaped Germany’s most notorious POW camp is “expertly narrated” by the New York Times bestselling author (Kirkus, starred review). During World War I, Allied soldiers might avoid death only to find themselves in the abominable conditions of Germany’s many prison camps. The most infamous was Holzminden, a land-locked Alcatraz that housed the most escape-prone officers. Its commandant was a boorish tyrant named Karl Niemeyer, who swore that none should ever leave. Desperate to break out of “Hellminden”, a group of Allied prisoners hatch an audacious escape plan that requires a risky feat of engineering as well as a bevy of disguises, forged documents, and fake walls—not to mention steely resolve and total secrecy. Once beyond the watchtowers and round-the-clock patrols, they are then faced with a 150-mile dash through enemy-occupied territory toward free Holland. Drawing on never-before-seen memoirs and letters, historian Neal Bascomb “has unearthed a remarkable piece of hidden history, and told it perfectly. The story brims with adventure, suspense, daring, and heroism” (David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon).

Escape Artists

Author : Gavin Wilson
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The Escape Artists

Author : Noam Scheiber
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"A book by Noam Scheiber"--

The Escape Artists

Author : Chris Wallace
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"No matter where we are in life or death, there are always words on the page." California in the '90s. On the Central Coast, middle schoolers Sam Ackerman and Tara Remedios meet for the first time. What follows is a decade-long relationship bound in the pages of journal entries. The connection survives into adulthood only to end in tragedy-yet both will tell their side of the story. By the end of their testimonies all that remains are the words, and they'll prove whether two people lost on opposite sides of the divide can meet once again.

Escape Artist

Author : William A. Noguera
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An ABA Indies Introduce Top Ten Title for Winter 2018 William A. Noguera has spent thirty-four years at the notorious San Quentin Prison, home to the nation’s largest and deadliest death row. Each day, men plot against you and your life rests on a razor’s edge. In Escape Artist, he describes his personal growth as a man and artist and shares his insights into daily life and the fight to survive in the underworld of prison culture. After being sentenced to death, he arrived at San Quentin Prison and was thrown into a rat-infested cell—it was there that he discovered the key to his escape: art. Over the next three decades, Noguera rebelled against conventional prison behavior, and instead forged the code he lives by today—accepting responsibility for his actions, and a self-imposed discipline of rehabilitation. In the process, he has explored his capacity to bring focus and clarity to his artistic vision. Escape Artist exposes the violence, politics and everyday existence within the underbelly of society that is prison life. In an unprecedented narrative, Noguera reveals the emotional and heart-wrenching loss that landed him on death row and the journey he has taken to become an award-winning artist, speaker, and author—a tale of one man’s transformation through tragedy.

Escape Artists

Author : Claire Nihill
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The figure of the female visual artist within literature has attracted a great deal of attention from feminists. In this thesis, the author examines the idea of a feminist gaze located in the female protagonists within fiction that insists on the sense of touch to alter the principle of vision.

Escape Artist

Author : Fran Forman
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In this rich and dream-like collection of photo-paintings, artist and fabulist Fran Forman offers characters, scenes and visual narratives that lure the imagination. She explores the multiple meanings of the word escape, focusing on the central idea of breaking through the normal barriers of everyday life. Many of these figures appear to be floating or rowing or sailing away, trying to leave the rest of the earth-bound world behind. Thus, the artist invites us to ask ourselves what realities exist beyond the traditional limits of gravity, linear time, and social convention. The exquisite poems and story by writer Michelle Blake act as a guidebook to these vast imaginary worlds, suggesting voices for some of the characters and destinations for some of the journeys. All together, the book offers its own particular form of beauty, one that invites the viewer to step outside the known.

The Fuzzy Escape Artists

Author : Michael Isaacs
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Two mischievous mutts outwit their owner as they take off in pursuit of some adventures.

Project X Lime Trapped Escape Artists

Author : Jane Penrose
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Five fantastic books - three fiction and two non fiction - with genuine boy appeal, based on the theme of Trapped, with accompanying Guided Reading Notes to support teaching of comprehension skills and help raise literacy standards for all your pupils.

Escape Artists Anthology

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Escape Artists Anthology comprises a literary interarts compilation of creative and critical works by authors and artists from around the world including essay, memoir, short story, poetry, song, soundtrack, art, and interview. The themes include: taste, longing and melancholy; speculative fiction; and fascinations with phenomena such as UFOs, "aliens", spacecraft, telepathy, and fugue in art and literature and what these signify as metaphors and/or literally about: contemporary society, and the inner journeys of the self in relation to others and forms of social media community, in this time of disruptive global technological change.

Doodles and Daydreams

Author : Bill Zimmerman
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The Great Balsamo

Author : Maurice Zolotow
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Escape Artists Advance Party

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Horse Escape Artist

Author : Ashlee Brown Blewett
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Collects three stories about animals causing chaos, including Mariska, the horse escape artist, Milkshake, the charging cow, and Pony, the runaway goat.

Project X Origins Lime Book Band Oxford Level 11 Trapped Escape Artists

Author : Jane Penrose
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Find out about escapologists in the non-fiction book Escape Artists. This book is part of Project X Origins, a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school.

The Escape Artist

Author : Padraig Rooney
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Prison Writers Escape Artists

Author : Brian Francis Doherty
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Lily Ren e Escape Artist

Author : Trina Robbins
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In 1938, Lily Ren e Wilheim is a 14-year-old Jewish girl living in Vienna. Her days are filled with art and ballet. Then the Nazis march into Austria, and Lily's life is shattered overnight. Suddenly, her own country is no longer safe for her or her family. To survive, Lily leaves her parents behind and travels alone to England. Escaping the Nazis is only the start of Lily's journey. She must escape many more times-from servitude, hardship, and danger. Will she find a way to have her own sort of revenge on the Nazis? Follow the story of a brave girl who becomes an artist of heroes and a true pioneer in comic books.

Inside the Art of Escape The Secrets of the Famous Tricks of the Best Escape Artists

Author : Anon
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This book contains the story of a fictional stage magician named 'The Great Balsamo'. An entertaining and interesting read full of authentic examples of escapology and uncanny circumstances, this is a story that will greatly appeal to fans of escapology and performance magic, and it makes for a worthy addition to collections of such literature. The chapters of this book include: 'We Must Look to the Youth', 'Mr. Grossman Buys a Bargain', 'The Mystery of the Locked Hope Chest', 'Pennies From Heaven', 'I Had a Piece of Pork', 'The Match Game', 'The Miser's Dream', 'The Quickness of the Hand', 'Take a Card', 'Bernie Serves on a Committee', and more. We are proud to republish this antique text now complete with a new introduction on magic tricks.

Under The Wire

Author : William Ash
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Determined to take on the Nazis, Texan Bill Ash joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1939 and in so doing sacrificed his citizenship. Before long, he was sent to England wherehe flew Spitfires. Shot down over France in March 1942, he survived the crash-landing and, thanks to local civilians, evaded capture for months only to be betrayed to the Gestapo in Paris. Tortured and sentenced to death as a spy, he was saved from the firing squad by the Luftwaffe who sent him to the infamous 'Great Escape' POW camp, Stalag Luft III. It was from there that Bill began his 'tour' of Occupied Europe. Breaking out of a succession of camps, he became one of only a handful of serial escape artists to attempt more than a dozen break-outs - over the wire, under it in tunnels, through it with cutters or simply strolling out of the camp gates in disguise! They were years of extraordinary hardship, frustration and brutality - the penalty for escaping was a long spell in solitary - but throughout it all Bill Ash displayed not just remarkable courage but also an anarchic sense of humour, great humanity and an unstoppable desire for freedom. Honest, funny and exciting, Under the Wire is both a riveting war memoir and a tribute to the bravery and resolve of an entire generation.