The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War

The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War

Neal Bascomb, New York Times best-selling author, delivers the spellbinding story of the downed Allied airmen who masterminded the remarkably courageous--and ingenious--breakout from Germany's most devilish POW camp In the winter trenches and flak-filled skies of World War I, soldiers and pilots alike might avoid death, only to find themselves imprisoned in Germany's archi Neal Bascomb, New York Times best-selling author, delivers the spellbinding story of the downed Allied airmen who mas...

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Title:The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War
Author:Neal Bascomb
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Genres:History
ISBN:B07895QNLK
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War Reviews

  • Sherwood Smith
    Sep 17, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

  • Schuyler Wallace
    Aug 19, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

  • Judy
    Sep 05, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

    War is such a horrible thing?vicious, destructive, and despicable. It brings out the worst and the best in man. We see both in Neal Bascomb?s true recounting of the largest escape of WWI by the British at one time?twenty-nine officers of whom ten actually made it out of Germany t...

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Synopsis British pilots of rudimentary airplanes are captured by Germans during WWI. As prisoners of war, they are shuffled to various prisons and subject to brutal conditions. Lack of food, clean water, adequate shelter, and cruelty...

    This is an excellent history (that I received as an eARC from Netgalley) of a subject that is not that well represented in the history section - probably because it deals with WWI instead of WWII. Luckily ever since 2014 when the first WWI centennials were observed more and more infor...

    The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb follows a group of British officers as they attempt to escape from World War I prison camps. In typical Neal Bascomb fashion the book is fast paced and covers lots of ancillary stories before settling on the main one and tying all of the pieces togeth...

    The Escape Artists should appeal to WW1 history buffs. It sent me to the internet several times to find out more about the places and people mentioned. It would be a good literature selection to use in conjunction with a history class at the high school or college level, but I think it...

  • Jeff
    Aug 21, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

    War is such a horrible thing?vicious, destructive, and despicable. It brings out the worst and the best in man. We see both in Neal Bascomb?s true recounting of the largest escape of WWI by the British at one time?twenty-nine officers of whom ten actually made it out of Germany t...

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Synopsis British pilots of rudimentary airplanes are captured by Germans during WWI. As prisoners of war, they are shuffled to various prisons and subject to brutal conditions. Lack of food, clean water, adequate shelter, and cruelty...

  • Lisa
    Sep 25, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

    War is such a horrible thing?vicious, destructive, and despicable. It brings out the worst and the best in man. We see both in Neal Bascomb?s true recounting of the largest escape of WWI by the British at one time?twenty-nine officers of whom ten actually made it out of Germany t...

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Synopsis British pilots of rudimentary airplanes are captured by Germans during WWI. As prisoners of war, they are shuffled to various prisons and subject to brutal conditions. Lack of food, clean water, adequate shelter, and cruelty...

    This is an excellent history (that I received as an eARC from Netgalley) of a subject that is not that well represented in the history section - probably because it deals with WWI instead of WWII. Luckily ever since 2014 when the first WWI centennials were observed more and more infor...

    The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb follows a group of British officers as they attempt to escape from World War I prison camps. In typical Neal Bascomb fashion the book is fast paced and covers lots of ancillary stories before settling on the main one and tying all of the pieces togeth...

    The Escape Artists should appeal to WW1 history buffs. It sent me to the internet several times to find out more about the places and people mentioned. It would be a good literature selection to use in conjunction with a history class at the high school or college level, but I think it...

    A very entertaining recount of not one, but many escapes or attempts. I was kept wondering which way the final escape would be. It is an easy read with short chapters so that you can stop anytime you want. Several of the captives you come very close to as their lives are described. You...

    The story of the first 'great escape' by POWs. A well researched account of the mass breakout in 1918 from a supposedly escape-proof prisoner-of-war camp in Germany in the First World War. A fascinating incite into the conditions endured by captives who were desperate to return to the ...

    Bascomb's narrative of the POW's passing through this tunnel brought on a feeling of claustrophobia. Great writing brought you right along this daring journey. ...

    This story combines several areas of interest; early aviators, World War I, tales of daring-do, and larger than life heroes. And it's all true. In The Escape Artists, author Neal Bascombe weaves together the stories of WW I soldiers and aviators, and the Germans who imprisoned them. Th...

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    This was a very interesting and enjoyable book; 4+ stars. It was fun to read about the various escape attempts, both those that succeeded (whether temporarily or permanently) and those that failed, sometimes in comedic fashion. Yet, while there are some very amusing parts of the story,...

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  • Martin
    May 31, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

  • Chris
    Oct 01, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

    War is such a horrible thing?vicious, destructive, and despicable. It brings out the worst and the best in man. We see both in Neal Bascomb?s true recounting of the largest escape of WWI by the British at one time?twenty-nine officers of whom ten actually made it out of Germany t...

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Synopsis British pilots of rudimentary airplanes are captured by Germans during WWI. As prisoners of war, they are shuffled to various prisons and subject to brutal conditions. Lack of food, clean water, adequate shelter, and cruelty...

    This is an excellent history (that I received as an eARC from Netgalley) of a subject that is not that well represented in the history section - probably because it deals with WWI instead of WWII. Luckily ever since 2014 when the first WWI centennials were observed more and more infor...

    The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb follows a group of British officers as they attempt to escape from World War I prison camps. In typical Neal Bascomb fashion the book is fast paced and covers lots of ancillary stories before settling on the main one and tying all of the pieces togeth...

    The Escape Artists should appeal to WW1 history buffs. It sent me to the internet several times to find out more about the places and people mentioned. It would be a good literature selection to use in conjunction with a history class at the high school or college level, but I think it...

    A very entertaining recount of not one, but many escapes or attempts. I was kept wondering which way the final escape would be. It is an easy read with short chapters so that you can stop anytime you want. Several of the captives you come very close to as their lives are described. You...

    The story of the first 'great escape' by POWs. A well researched account of the mass breakout in 1918 from a supposedly escape-proof prisoner-of-war camp in Germany in the First World War. A fascinating incite into the conditions endured by captives who were desperate to return to the ...

    Bascomb's narrative of the POW's passing through this tunnel brought on a feeling of claustrophobia. Great writing brought you right along this daring journey. ...

    This story combines several areas of interest; early aviators, World War I, tales of daring-do, and larger than life heroes. And it's all true. In The Escape Artists, author Neal Bascombe weaves together the stories of WW I soldiers and aviators, and the Germans who imprisoned them. Th...

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  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Apr 05, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

    War is such a horrible thing?vicious, destructive, and despicable. It brings out the worst and the best in man. We see both in Neal Bascomb?s true recounting of the largest escape of WWI by the British at one time?twenty-nine officers of whom ten actually made it out of Germany t...

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Synopsis British pilots of rudimentary airplanes are captured by Germans during WWI. As prisoners of war, they are shuffled to various prisons and subject to brutal conditions. Lack of food, clean water, adequate shelter, and cruelty...

    This is an excellent history (that I received as an eARC from Netgalley) of a subject that is not that well represented in the history section - probably because it deals with WWI instead of WWII. Luckily ever since 2014 when the first WWI centennials were observed more and more infor...

    The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb follows a group of British officers as they attempt to escape from World War I prison camps. In typical Neal Bascomb fashion the book is fast paced and covers lots of ancillary stories before settling on the main one and tying all of the pieces togeth...

    The Escape Artists should appeal to WW1 history buffs. It sent me to the internet several times to find out more about the places and people mentioned. It would be a good literature selection to use in conjunction with a history class at the high school or college level, but I think it...

    A very entertaining recount of not one, but many escapes or attempts. I was kept wondering which way the final escape would be. It is an easy read with short chapters so that you can stop anytime you want. Several of the captives you come very close to as their lives are described. You...

    The story of the first 'great escape' by POWs. A well researched account of the mass breakout in 1918 from a supposedly escape-proof prisoner-of-war camp in Germany in the First World War. A fascinating incite into the conditions endured by captives who were desperate to return to the ...

    Bascomb's narrative of the POW's passing through this tunnel brought on a feeling of claustrophobia. Great writing brought you right along this daring journey. ...

    This story combines several areas of interest; early aviators, World War I, tales of daring-do, and larger than life heroes. And it's all true. In The Escape Artists, author Neal Bascombe weaves together the stories of WW I soldiers and aviators, and the Germans who imprisoned them. Th...

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  • Steve
    Sep 20, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

  • Leigh-Anne
    Aug 31, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

  • Paul
    Aug 20, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

  • Brian
    Sep 01, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

    War is such a horrible thing?vicious, destructive, and despicable. It brings out the worst and the best in man. We see both in Neal Bascomb?s true recounting of the largest escape of WWI by the British at one time?twenty-nine officers of whom ten actually made it out of Germany t...

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Synopsis British pilots of rudimentary airplanes are captured by Germans during WWI. As prisoners of war, they are shuffled to various prisons and subject to brutal conditions. Lack of food, clean water, adequate shelter, and cruelty...

    This is an excellent history (that I received as an eARC from Netgalley) of a subject that is not that well represented in the history section - probably because it deals with WWI instead of WWII. Luckily ever since 2014 when the first WWI centennials were observed more and more infor...

    The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb follows a group of British officers as they attempt to escape from World War I prison camps. In typical Neal Bascomb fashion the book is fast paced and covers lots of ancillary stories before settling on the main one and tying all of the pieces togeth...

  • Celia
    Sep 30, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

    War is such a horrible thing?vicious, destructive, and despicable. It brings out the worst and the best in man. We see both in Neal Bascomb?s true recounting of the largest escape of WWI by the British at one time?twenty-nine officers of whom ten actually made it out of Germany t...

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Synopsis British pilots of rudimentary airplanes are captured by Germans during WWI. As prisoners of war, they are shuffled to various prisons and subject to brutal conditions. Lack of food, clean water, adequate shelter, and cruelty...

    This is an excellent history (that I received as an eARC from Netgalley) of a subject that is not that well represented in the history section - probably because it deals with WWI instead of WWII. Luckily ever since 2014 when the first WWI centennials were observed more and more infor...

    The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb follows a group of British officers as they attempt to escape from World War I prison camps. In typical Neal Bascomb fashion the book is fast paced and covers lots of ancillary stories before settling on the main one and tying all of the pieces togeth...

    The Escape Artists should appeal to WW1 history buffs. It sent me to the internet several times to find out more about the places and people mentioned. It would be a good literature selection to use in conjunction with a history class at the high school or college level, but I think it...

    A very entertaining recount of not one, but many escapes or attempts. I was kept wondering which way the final escape would be. It is an easy read with short chapters so that you can stop anytime you want. Several of the captives you come very close to as their lives are described. You...

    The story of the first 'great escape' by POWs. A well researched account of the mass breakout in 1918 from a supposedly escape-proof prisoner-of-war camp in Germany in the First World War. A fascinating incite into the conditions endured by captives who were desperate to return to the ...

    Bascomb's narrative of the POW's passing through this tunnel brought on a feeling of claustrophobia. Great writing brought you right along this daring journey. ...

    This story combines several areas of interest; early aviators, World War I, tales of daring-do, and larger than life heroes. And it's all true. In The Escape Artists, author Neal Bascombe weaves together the stories of WW I soldiers and aviators, and the Germans who imprisoned them. Th...

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    This was a very interesting and enjoyable book; 4+ stars. It was fun to read about the various escape attempts, both those that succeeded (whether temporarily or permanently) and those that failed, sometimes in comedic fashion. Yet, while there are some very amusing parts of the story,...

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  • Colin Lawrence
    Sep 28, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

    War is such a horrible thing?vicious, destructive, and despicable. It brings out the worst and the best in man. We see both in Neal Bascomb?s true recounting of the largest escape of WWI by the British at one time?twenty-nine officers of whom ten actually made it out of Germany t...

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Synopsis British pilots of rudimentary airplanes are captured by Germans during WWI. As prisoners of war, they are shuffled to various prisons and subject to brutal conditions. Lack of food, clean water, adequate shelter, and cruelty...

    This is an excellent history (that I received as an eARC from Netgalley) of a subject that is not that well represented in the history section - probably because it deals with WWI instead of WWII. Luckily ever since 2014 when the first WWI centennials were observed more and more infor...

    The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb follows a group of British officers as they attempt to escape from World War I prison camps. In typical Neal Bascomb fashion the book is fast paced and covers lots of ancillary stories before settling on the main one and tying all of the pieces togeth...

    The Escape Artists should appeal to WW1 history buffs. It sent me to the internet several times to find out more about the places and people mentioned. It would be a good literature selection to use in conjunction with a history class at the high school or college level, but I think it...

    A very entertaining recount of not one, but many escapes or attempts. I was kept wondering which way the final escape would be. It is an easy read with short chapters so that you can stop anytime you want. Several of the captives you come very close to as their lives are described. You...

    The story of the first 'great escape' by POWs. A well researched account of the mass breakout in 1918 from a supposedly escape-proof prisoner-of-war camp in Germany in the First World War. A fascinating incite into the conditions endured by captives who were desperate to return to the ...

  • Bonnye Reed
    Sep 18, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

  • Jill Meyer
    Jul 17, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

  • Rosann
    May 18, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

    War is such a horrible thing?vicious, destructive, and despicable. It brings out the worst and the best in man. We see both in Neal Bascomb?s true recounting of the largest escape of WWI by the British at one time?twenty-nine officers of whom ten actually made it out of Germany t...

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Synopsis British pilots of rudimentary airplanes are captured by Germans during WWI. As prisoners of war, they are shuffled to various prisons and subject to brutal conditions. Lack of food, clean water, adequate shelter, and cruelty...

    This is an excellent history (that I received as an eARC from Netgalley) of a subject that is not that well represented in the history section - probably because it deals with WWI instead of WWII. Luckily ever since 2014 when the first WWI centennials were observed more and more infor...

    The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb follows a group of British officers as they attempt to escape from World War I prison camps. In typical Neal Bascomb fashion the book is fast paced and covers lots of ancillary stories before settling on the main one and tying all of the pieces togeth...

    The Escape Artists should appeal to WW1 history buffs. It sent me to the internet several times to find out more about the places and people mentioned. It would be a good literature selection to use in conjunction with a history class at the high school or college level, but I think it...

    A very entertaining recount of not one, but many escapes or attempts. I was kept wondering which way the final escape would be. It is an easy read with short chapters so that you can stop anytime you want. Several of the captives you come very close to as their lives are described. You...

    The story of the first 'great escape' by POWs. A well researched account of the mass breakout in 1918 from a supposedly escape-proof prisoner-of-war camp in Germany in the First World War. A fascinating incite into the conditions endured by captives who were desperate to return to the ...

    Bascomb's narrative of the POW's passing through this tunnel brought on a feeling of claustrophobia. Great writing brought you right along this daring journey. ...

    This story combines several areas of interest; early aviators, World War I, tales of daring-do, and larger than life heroes. And it's all true. In The Escape Artists, author Neal Bascombe weaves together the stories of WW I soldiers and aviators, and the Germans who imprisoned them. Th...

  • Dave Scrip
    Oct 01, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

    War is such a horrible thing?vicious, destructive, and despicable. It brings out the worst and the best in man. We see both in Neal Bascomb?s true recounting of the largest escape of WWI by the British at one time?twenty-nine officers of whom ten actually made it out of Germany t...

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Synopsis British pilots of rudimentary airplanes are captured by Germans during WWI. As prisoners of war, they are shuffled to various prisons and subject to brutal conditions. Lack of food, clean water, adequate shelter, and cruelty...

    This is an excellent history (that I received as an eARC from Netgalley) of a subject that is not that well represented in the history section - probably because it deals with WWI instead of WWII. Luckily ever since 2014 when the first WWI centennials were observed more and more infor...

    The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb follows a group of British officers as they attempt to escape from World War I prison camps. In typical Neal Bascomb fashion the book is fast paced and covers lots of ancillary stories before settling on the main one and tying all of the pieces togeth...

    The Escape Artists should appeal to WW1 history buffs. It sent me to the internet several times to find out more about the places and people mentioned. It would be a good literature selection to use in conjunction with a history class at the high school or college level, but I think it...

    A very entertaining recount of not one, but many escapes or attempts. I was kept wondering which way the final escape would be. It is an easy read with short chapters so that you can stop anytime you want. Several of the captives you come very close to as their lives are described. You...

    The story of the first 'great escape' by POWs. A well researched account of the mass breakout in 1918 from a supposedly escape-proof prisoner-of-war camp in Germany in the First World War. A fascinating incite into the conditions endured by captives who were desperate to return to the ...

    Bascomb's narrative of the POW's passing through this tunnel brought on a feeling of claustrophobia. Great writing brought you right along this daring journey. ...

    This story combines several areas of interest; early aviators, World War I, tales of daring-do, and larger than life heroes. And it's all true. In The Escape Artists, author Neal Bascombe weaves together the stories of WW I soldiers and aviators, and the Germans who imprisoned them. Th...

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    This was a very interesting and enjoyable book; 4+ stars. It was fun to read about the various escape attempts, both those that succeeded (whether temporarily or permanently) and those that failed, sometimes in comedic fashion. Yet, while there are some very amusing parts of the story,...

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  • Linda
    Aug 22, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

    War is such a horrible thing?vicious, destructive, and despicable. It brings out the worst and the best in man. We see both in Neal Bascomb?s true recounting of the largest escape of WWI by the British at one time?twenty-nine officers of whom ten actually made it out of Germany t...

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Synopsis British pilots of rudimentary airplanes are captured by Germans during WWI. As prisoners of war, they are shuffled to various prisons and subject to brutal conditions. Lack of food, clean water, adequate shelter, and cruelty...

    This is an excellent history (that I received as an eARC from Netgalley) of a subject that is not that well represented in the history section - probably because it deals with WWI instead of WWII. Luckily ever since 2014 when the first WWI centennials were observed more and more infor...

  • Jen Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ
    Aug 17, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

  • Jen Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ
    Aug 17, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

    War is such a horrible thing?vicious, destructive, and despicable. It brings out the worst and the best in man. We see both in Neal Bascomb?s true recounting of the largest escape of WWI by the British at one time?twenty-nine officers of whom ten actually made it out of Germany t...

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Synopsis British pilots of rudimentary airplanes are captured by Germans during WWI. As prisoners of war, they are shuffled to various prisons and subject to brutal conditions. Lack of food, clean water, adequate shelter, and cruelty...

    This is an excellent history (that I received as an eARC from Netgalley) of a subject that is not that well represented in the history section - probably because it deals with WWI instead of WWII. Luckily ever since 2014 when the first WWI centennials were observed more and more infor...

    The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb follows a group of British officers as they attempt to escape from World War I prison camps. In typical Neal Bascomb fashion the book is fast paced and covers lots of ancillary stories before settling on the main one and tying all of the pieces togeth...

    The Escape Artists should appeal to WW1 history buffs. It sent me to the internet several times to find out more about the places and people mentioned. It would be a good literature selection to use in conjunction with a history class at the high school or college level, but I think it...

    A very entertaining recount of not one, but many escapes or attempts. I was kept wondering which way the final escape would be. It is an easy read with short chapters so that you can stop anytime you want. Several of the captives you come very close to as their lives are described. You...

    The story of the first 'great escape' by POWs. A well researched account of the mass breakout in 1918 from a supposedly escape-proof prisoner-of-war camp in Germany in the First World War. A fascinating incite into the conditions endured by captives who were desperate to return to the ...

    Bascomb's narrative of the POW's passing through this tunnel brought on a feeling of claustrophobia. Great writing brought you right along this daring journey. ...

    This story combines several areas of interest; early aviators, World War I, tales of daring-do, and larger than life heroes. And it's all true. In The Escape Artists, author Neal Bascombe weaves together the stories of WW I soldiers and aviators, and the Germans who imprisoned them. Th...

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    This was a very interesting and enjoyable book; 4+ stars. It was fun to read about the various escape attempts, both those that succeeded (whether temporarily or permanently) and those that failed, sometimes in comedic fashion. Yet, while there are some very amusing parts of the story,...

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  • The Irregular Reader
    Aug 14, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

    War is such a horrible thing?vicious, destructive, and despicable. It brings out the worst and the best in man. We see both in Neal Bascomb?s true recounting of the largest escape of WWI by the British at one time?twenty-nine officers of whom ten actually made it out of Germany t...

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Synopsis British pilots of rudimentary airplanes are captured by Germans during WWI. As prisoners of war, they are shuffled to various prisons and subject to brutal conditions. Lack of food, clean water, adequate shelter, and cruelty...

    This is an excellent history (that I received as an eARC from Netgalley) of a subject that is not that well represented in the history section - probably because it deals with WWI instead of WWII. Luckily ever since 2014 when the first WWI centennials were observed more and more infor...

    The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb follows a group of British officers as they attempt to escape from World War I prison camps. In typical Neal Bascomb fashion the book is fast paced and covers lots of ancillary stories before settling on the main one and tying all of the pieces togeth...

    The Escape Artists should appeal to WW1 history buffs. It sent me to the internet several times to find out more about the places and people mentioned. It would be a good literature selection to use in conjunction with a history class at the high school or college level, but I think it...

    A very entertaining recount of not one, but many escapes or attempts. I was kept wondering which way the final escape would be. It is an easy read with short chapters so that you can stop anytime you want. Several of the captives you come very close to as their lives are described. You...

    The story of the first 'great escape' by POWs. A well researched account of the mass breakout in 1918 from a supposedly escape-proof prisoner-of-war camp in Germany in the First World War. A fascinating incite into the conditions endured by captives who were desperate to return to the ...

    Bascomb's narrative of the POW's passing through this tunnel brought on a feeling of claustrophobia. Great writing brought you right along this daring journey. ...

    This story combines several areas of interest; early aviators, World War I, tales of daring-do, and larger than life heroes. And it's all true. In The Escape Artists, author Neal Bascombe weaves together the stories of WW I soldiers and aviators, and the Germans who imprisoned them. Th...

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  • Ramin
    Aug 28, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

    War is such a horrible thing?vicious, destructive, and despicable. It brings out the worst and the best in man. We see both in Neal Bascomb?s true recounting of the largest escape of WWI by the British at one time?twenty-nine officers of whom ten actually made it out of Germany t...

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Synopsis British pilots of rudimentary airplanes are captured by Germans during WWI. As prisoners of war, they are shuffled to various prisons and subject to brutal conditions. Lack of food, clean water, adequate shelter, and cruelty...

    This is an excellent history (that I received as an eARC from Netgalley) of a subject that is not that well represented in the history section - probably because it deals with WWI instead of WWII. Luckily ever since 2014 when the first WWI centennials were observed more and more infor...

    The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb follows a group of British officers as they attempt to escape from World War I prison camps. In typical Neal Bascomb fashion the book is fast paced and covers lots of ancillary stories before settling on the main one and tying all of the pieces togeth...

    The Escape Artists should appeal to WW1 history buffs. It sent me to the internet several times to find out more about the places and people mentioned. It would be a good literature selection to use in conjunction with a history class at the high school or college level, but I think it...

    A very entertaining recount of not one, but many escapes or attempts. I was kept wondering which way the final escape would be. It is an easy read with short chapters so that you can stop anytime you want. Several of the captives you come very close to as their lives are described. You...

    The story of the first 'great escape' by POWs. A well researched account of the mass breakout in 1918 from a supposedly escape-proof prisoner-of-war camp in Germany in the First World War. A fascinating incite into the conditions endured by captives who were desperate to return to the ...

    Bascomb's narrative of the POW's passing through this tunnel brought on a feeling of claustrophobia. Great writing brought you right along this daring journey. ...

    This story combines several areas of interest; early aviators, World War I, tales of daring-do, and larger than life heroes. And it's all true. In The Escape Artists, author Neal Bascombe weaves together the stories of WW I soldiers and aviators, and the Germans who imprisoned them. Th...

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  • Stephen
    Aug 28, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

    War is such a horrible thing?vicious, destructive, and despicable. It brings out the worst and the best in man. We see both in Neal Bascomb?s true recounting of the largest escape of WWI by the British at one time?twenty-nine officers of whom ten actually made it out of Germany t...

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Synopsis British pilots of rudimentary airplanes are captured by Germans during WWI. As prisoners of war, they are shuffled to various prisons and subject to brutal conditions. Lack of food, clean water, adequate shelter, and cruelty...

    This is an excellent history (that I received as an eARC from Netgalley) of a subject that is not that well represented in the history section - probably because it deals with WWI instead of WWII. Luckily ever since 2014 when the first WWI centennials were observed more and more infor...

    The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb follows a group of British officers as they attempt to escape from World War I prison camps. In typical Neal Bascomb fashion the book is fast paced and covers lots of ancillary stories before settling on the main one and tying all of the pieces togeth...

    The Escape Artists should appeal to WW1 history buffs. It sent me to the internet several times to find out more about the places and people mentioned. It would be a good literature selection to use in conjunction with a history class at the high school or college level, but I think it...

    A very entertaining recount of not one, but many escapes or attempts. I was kept wondering which way the final escape would be. It is an easy read with short chapters so that you can stop anytime you want. Several of the captives you come very close to as their lives are described. You...

  • Jeremy Reppy
    Sep 05, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

    War is such a horrible thing?vicious, destructive, and despicable. It brings out the worst and the best in man. We see both in Neal Bascomb?s true recounting of the largest escape of WWI by the British at one time?twenty-nine officers of whom ten actually made it out of Germany t...

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Synopsis British pilots of rudimentary airplanes are captured by Germans during WWI. As prisoners of war, they are shuffled to various prisons and subject to brutal conditions. Lack of food, clean water, adequate shelter, and cruelty...

    This is an excellent history (that I received as an eARC from Netgalley) of a subject that is not that well represented in the history section - probably because it deals with WWI instead of WWII. Luckily ever since 2014 when the first WWI centennials were observed more and more infor...

    The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb follows a group of British officers as they attempt to escape from World War I prison camps. In typical Neal Bascomb fashion the book is fast paced and covers lots of ancillary stories before settling on the main one and tying all of the pieces togeth...

    The Escape Artists should appeal to WW1 history buffs. It sent me to the internet several times to find out more about the places and people mentioned. It would be a good literature selection to use in conjunction with a history class at the high school or college level, but I think it...

    A very entertaining recount of not one, but many escapes or attempts. I was kept wondering which way the final escape would be. It is an easy read with short chapters so that you can stop anytime you want. Several of the captives you come very close to as their lives are described. You...

    The story of the first 'great escape' by POWs. A well researched account of the mass breakout in 1918 from a supposedly escape-proof prisoner-of-war camp in Germany in the First World War. A fascinating incite into the conditions endured by captives who were desperate to return to the ...

    Bascomb's narrative of the POW's passing through this tunnel brought on a feeling of claustrophobia. Great writing brought you right along this daring journey. ...

    This story combines several areas of interest; early aviators, World War I, tales of daring-do, and larger than life heroes. And it's all true. In The Escape Artists, author Neal Bascombe weaves together the stories of WW I soldiers and aviators, and the Germans who imprisoned them. Th...

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    This was a very interesting and enjoyable book; 4+ stars. It was fun to read about the various escape attempts, both those that succeeded (whether temporarily or permanently) and those that failed, sometimes in comedic fashion. Yet, while there are some very amusing parts of the story,...

  • Lghiggins
    Sep 24, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

    War is such a horrible thing?vicious, destructive, and despicable. It brings out the worst and the best in man. We see both in Neal Bascomb?s true recounting of the largest escape of WWI by the British at one time?twenty-nine officers of whom ten actually made it out of Germany t...

  • Christopher Hayes
    Sep 18, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

  • ||Swaroop||
    Sep 26, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

  • Kinga Wangmo
    Sep 16, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

    War is such a horrible thing?vicious, destructive, and despicable. It brings out the worst and the best in man. We see both in Neal Bascomb?s true recounting of the largest escape of WWI by the British at one time?twenty-nine officers of whom ten actually made it out of Germany t...

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Synopsis British pilots of rudimentary airplanes are captured by Germans during WWI. As prisoners of war, they are shuffled to various prisons and subject to brutal conditions. Lack of food, clean water, adequate shelter, and cruelty...

    This is an excellent history (that I received as an eARC from Netgalley) of a subject that is not that well represented in the history section - probably because it deals with WWI instead of WWII. Luckily ever since 2014 when the first WWI centennials were observed more and more infor...

    The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb follows a group of British officers as they attempt to escape from World War I prison camps. In typical Neal Bascomb fashion the book is fast paced and covers lots of ancillary stories before settling on the main one and tying all of the pieces togeth...

    The Escape Artists should appeal to WW1 history buffs. It sent me to the internet several times to find out more about the places and people mentioned. It would be a good literature selection to use in conjunction with a history class at the high school or college level, but I think it...

    A very entertaining recount of not one, but many escapes or attempts. I was kept wondering which way the final escape would be. It is an easy read with short chapters so that you can stop anytime you want. Several of the captives you come very close to as their lives are described. You...

    The story of the first 'great escape' by POWs. A well researched account of the mass breakout in 1918 from a supposedly escape-proof prisoner-of-war camp in Germany in the First World War. A fascinating incite into the conditions endured by captives who were desperate to return to the ...

    Bascomb's narrative of the POW's passing through this tunnel brought on a feeling of claustrophobia. Great writing brought you right along this daring journey. ...

    This story combines several areas of interest; early aviators, World War I, tales of daring-do, and larger than life heroes. And it's all true. In The Escape Artists, author Neal Bascombe weaves together the stories of WW I soldiers and aviators, and the Germans who imprisoned them. Th...

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  • Lee Adams
    Oct 01, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. ...

    An extremely well-researched account of escape attempts (both successful and unsuccessful) by British soldiers during WW I. As most of these were pilots, readers get a vivid account of what life was like for those early pilots, as warfare made its shift skyward. The attrition rate ...

    The Escape Artists can easily be envisioned as ready for the big screen. The author builds up the story with painstakingly researched details of the fliers lives before the war, while imprisoned, and afterwards, including the reunions decades later. This book joins Bascomb?s other gr...

    GNAB This is a excellent history of the POW situation in Germany in the First World War, and the intrepid pilots and air crews who did their all to escape and get back into the planes that would win the war. I found it very enlightening and even entertaining at times, with never a dull...

    Bascomb is one of my favorites. This is an exceptional WWI thriller that tells the story of British POWs and their exploits trying to escape captivity. As is the case with the author's previous works, there is exceptional quality research and prose that read like good fiction. Thanks t...

    This book was absolutely spellbinding. I read it in two days and found myself struggling to pull away. With superb editing and an extensive history of reasearch, Neal Bascomb was able to transport me to another time. The Escape Artists is a nonfiction account of prisoners of war held i...

    I enjoyed reading "The Escape Artists" by Neal Boscomb. It was and interesting and engaging story I was unaware of set in WWI. I am so grateful when authors write these types of stories because a time will come when the memories of these events are completely erased and these books are...

    When you ?re down and out and feeling blue (is that a song?), you need a book such as Neal Bascomb?s ?The Escape Artists? to get you rejuvenated. It?s the story of heroes who never give up. The horrors of German prison camps are, once again, presented in miserable detail ...

    I have read the book about the famous Great Escape of World War II from a German POW camp. However, I have never heard of the Great Escape of World War I until I read this book. This book was amazing and very interesting. British and other Allied pilots were being held in German POW ca...

    Neal Bascomb is the author of many books about WW1, WW2, and other 20th century events. He's a superb author; writing about complicated history with an ease it's a pleasure to read. His new book, "The Escape Artists", is about British airmen and soldiers captured by the Germans in WW1 ...

    This is my first time reading Neal Bascomb and he offers so much of what I want in a book. I love historical novels, fiction or non-fiction, that are well researched and are well written. I enjoyed learning about aviation during WWI through the multiple story lines and rich character d...

    War is such a horrible thing?vicious, destructive, and despicable. It brings out the worst and the best in man. We see both in Neal Bascomb?s true recounting of the largest escape of WWI by the British at one time?twenty-nine officers of whom ten actually made it out of Germany t...

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Synopsis British pilots of rudimentary airplanes are captured by Germans during WWI. As prisoners of war, they are shuffled to various prisons and subject to brutal conditions. Lack of food, clean water, adequate shelter, and cruelty...

    This is an excellent history (that I received as an eARC from Netgalley) of a subject that is not that well represented in the history section - probably because it deals with WWI instead of WWII. Luckily ever since 2014 when the first WWI centennials were observed more and more infor...

    The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb follows a group of British officers as they attempt to escape from World War I prison camps. In typical Neal Bascomb fashion the book is fast paced and covers lots of ancillary stories before settling on the main one and tying all of the pieces togeth...

    The Escape Artists should appeal to WW1 history buffs. It sent me to the internet several times to find out more about the places and people mentioned. It would be a good literature selection to use in conjunction with a history class at the high school or college level, but I think it...

    A very entertaining recount of not one, but many escapes or attempts. I was kept wondering which way the final escape would be. It is an easy read with short chapters so that you can stop anytime you want. Several of the captives you come very close to as their lives are described. You...

    The story of the first 'great escape' by POWs. A well researched account of the mass breakout in 1918 from a supposedly escape-proof prisoner-of-war camp in Germany in the First World War. A fascinating incite into the conditions endured by captives who were desperate to return to the ...

    Bascomb's narrative of the POW's passing through this tunnel brought on a feeling of claustrophobia. Great writing brought you right along this daring journey. ...