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

?Bascomb has unearthed a remarkable piece of hidden history, and told it perfectly. The story brims with adventure, suspense, daring, and heroism.? ?David Grann, New York Timesbestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon Neal Bascomb, New York Times best-selling author, delivers the spellbinding story of the downed Allied airmen who masterminded the remarkably cour ?Bascomb has unearthed a remarkable piece of hidden history, and told it perfectly. The story brims with...

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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:336 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. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

  • Clay
    Oct 28, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...

    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 ...

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central World War I was a harrowing war, but is not covered as frequently as World War II. This is a shame, since there are so many facets of the war that have not been covered. For instance, I had forgotten that the Hague Conventions laid out very...

    I was lucky and got to read this and two other history books as advance copies, and The Grand Escape was definitely the best of them. Stories of history can be just as engrossing as a novel if the author "gets it" and Neal Bascomb "gets it". The book is really well written and the rese...

    I liked it. 4.5 stars -- wish they'd let us do that. Why not 5? Having a hard time pinning it down and putting it in to words. It is just more of a feeling that it is a great book, certainly well worth the read, interesting and engaging and if you are at all familiar with later esca...

    Meticulously and tirelessly researched and read by one of my favorite readers, Simon Vance, this finishes strong. It is also a book about escape-hungry men confined in a concentration camp with an obsessive commandant, who are further confined doggedly and relentlessly digging a long, ...

  • Lynn
    Oct 07, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...

    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 ...

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central World War I was a harrowing war, but is not covered as frequently as World War II. This is a shame, since there are so many facets of the war that have not been covered. For instance, I had forgotten that the Hague Conventions laid out very...

    I was lucky and got to read this and two other history books as advance copies, and The Grand Escape was definitely the best of them. Stories of history can be just as engrossing as a novel if the author "gets it" and Neal Bascomb "gets it". The book is really well written and the rese...

    I liked it. 4.5 stars -- wish they'd let us do that. Why not 5? Having a hard time pinning it down and putting it in to words. It is just more of a feeling that it is a great book, certainly well worth the read, interesting and engaging and if you are at all familiar with later esca...

    Meticulously and tirelessly researched and read by one of my favorite readers, Simon Vance, this finishes strong. It is also a book about escape-hungry men confined in a concentration camp with an obsessive commandant, who are further confined doggedly and relentlessly digging a long, ...

    This had me on the edge of my seat, especially the last part as they made their way to the Dutch border. Written with great detail and thoroughly researched. Glad I picked it up to find out about these war heroes and their amazing escape. ...

    Round up to 3.5 stars. Well written and fascinating story. ...

    This book was about POW prison camps in Germany during World War I. The escape attempts and the drive to keep trying even after re-capture and solitary confinement was amazing. The biggest attempt in which the end of the book focused, was interesting. I was a little bored and sometimes...

    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...

    Wonderfully told and researched! Narrative non-fiction done so well as always with Bascomb and this is a story that was very new to me. The details of the plan and its execution is so well described that I almost felt as if I were digging and half suffocating with the plotters. Grippin...

  • Schuyler Wallace
    Aug 19, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...

    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 ...

  • Jeff
    Aug 21, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...

    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 ...

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central World War I was a harrowing war, but is not covered as frequently as World War II. This is a shame, since there are so many facets of the war that have not been covered. For instance, I had forgotten that the Hague Conventions laid out very...

    I was lucky and got to read this and two other history books as advance copies, and The Grand Escape was definitely the best of them. Stories of history can be just as engrossing as a novel if the author "gets it" and Neal Bascomb "gets it". The book is really well written and the rese...

    I liked it. 4.5 stars -- wish they'd let us do that. Why not 5? Having a hard time pinning it down and putting it in to words. It is just more of a feeling that it is a great book, certainly well worth the read, interesting and engaging and if you are at all familiar with later esca...

    Meticulously and tirelessly researched and read by one of my favorite readers, Simon Vance, this finishes strong. It is also a book about escape-hungry men confined in a concentration camp with an obsessive commandant, who are further confined doggedly and relentlessly digging a long, ...

    This had me on the edge of my seat, especially the last part as they made their way to the Dutch border. Written with great detail and thoroughly researched. Glad I picked it up to find out about these war heroes and their amazing escape. ...

    Round up to 3.5 stars. Well written and fascinating story. ...

    This book was about POW prison camps in Germany during World War I. The escape attempts and the drive to keep trying even after re-capture and solitary confinement was amazing. The biggest attempt in which the end of the book focused, was interesting. I was a little bored and sometimes...

    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...

    Wonderfully told and researched! Narrative non-fiction done so well as always with Bascomb and this is a story that was very new to me. The details of the plan and its execution is so well described that I almost felt as if I were digging and half suffocating with the plotters. Grippin...

    So have you seenThe Great Escape? The 1963 film is a virtual who?s-who of ?60s movie stardom (including Steve McQueen (yay!), James Coburn, Richard Attenborough, and James Garner). The movie is a dramatization of a real-life mass prison break from a Nazi prison camp during World ...

    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...

    Standing before another generation of British air warriors, Jim Bennett spoke to them ?of the possibility of their being taken prisoner by the enemy, and stressed that if captured, they had a ?duty to escape.? Britain need them back in the ranks.? He then told them of another w...

    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...

  • Carlos
    Jan 21, 2019

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

  • Martin
    May 31, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Sep 13, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...

    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 ...

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central World War I was a harrowing war, but is not covered as frequently as World War II. This is a shame, since there are so many facets of the war that have not been covered. For instance, I had forgotten that the Hague Conventions laid out very...

  • Karen
    Nov 25, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

  • Kathy Martin
    Aug 25, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...

    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 ...

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central World War I was a harrowing war, but is not covered as frequently as World War II. This is a shame, since there are so many facets of the war that have not been covered. For instance, I had forgotten that the Hague Conventions laid out very...

    I was lucky and got to read this and two other history books as advance copies, and The Grand Escape was definitely the best of them. Stories of history can be just as engrossing as a novel if the author "gets it" and Neal Bascomb "gets it". The book is really well written and the rese...

    I liked it. 4.5 stars -- wish they'd let us do that. Why not 5? Having a hard time pinning it down and putting it in to words. It is just more of a feeling that it is a great book, certainly well worth the read, interesting and engaging and if you are at all familiar with later esca...

    Meticulously and tirelessly researched and read by one of my favorite readers, Simon Vance, this finishes strong. It is also a book about escape-hungry men confined in a concentration camp with an obsessive commandant, who are further confined doggedly and relentlessly digging a long, ...

    This had me on the edge of my seat, especially the last part as they made their way to the Dutch border. Written with great detail and thoroughly researched. Glad I picked it up to find out about these war heroes and their amazing escape. ...

    Round up to 3.5 stars. Well written and fascinating story. ...

    This book was about POW prison camps in Germany during World War I. The escape attempts and the drive to keep trying even after re-capture and solitary confinement was amazing. The biggest attempt in which the end of the book focused, was interesting. I was a little bored and sometimes...

    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...

    Wonderfully told and researched! Narrative non-fiction done so well as always with Bascomb and this is a story that was very new to me. The details of the plan and its execution is so well described that I almost felt as if I were digging and half suffocating with the plotters. Grippin...

    So have you seenThe Great Escape? The 1963 film is a virtual who?s-who of ?60s movie stardom (including Steve McQueen (yay!), James Coburn, Richard Attenborough, and James Garner). The movie is a dramatization of a real-life mass prison break from a Nazi prison camp during World ...

    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...

    Standing before another generation of British air warriors, Jim Bennett spoke to them ?of the possibility of their being taken prisoner by the enemy, and stressed that if captured, they had a ?duty to escape.? Britain need them back in the ranks.? He then told them of another w...

    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...

    Standing before another generation of British air warriors, Jim Bennett spoke to them ?of the possibility of their being taken prisoner by the enemy, and stressed that if captured, they had a ?duty to escape.? Britain need them back in the ranks.? He then told them of another w...

    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 GRAND ESCAPE details the people and events around a major prison break from Holzminden during World War I. It begins by giving the reader some background on the events that led up to World War I including the building of professional armies and diplomatic efforts that were either n...

  • Steve
    Sep 20, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...

    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 ...

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central World War I was a harrowing war, but is not covered as frequently as World War II. This is a shame, since there are so many facets of the war that have not been covered. For instance, I had forgotten that the Hague Conventions laid out very...

    I was lucky and got to read this and two other history books as advance copies, and The Grand Escape was definitely the best of them. Stories of history can be just as engrossing as a novel if the author "gets it" and Neal Bascomb "gets it". The book is really well written and the rese...

    I liked it. 4.5 stars -- wish they'd let us do that. Why not 5? Having a hard time pinning it down and putting it in to words. It is just more of a feeling that it is a great book, certainly well worth the read, interesting and engaging and if you are at all familiar with later esca...

    Meticulously and tirelessly researched and read by one of my favorite readers, Simon Vance, this finishes strong. It is also a book about escape-hungry men confined in a concentration camp with an obsessive commandant, who are further confined doggedly and relentlessly digging a long, ...

    This had me on the edge of my seat, especially the last part as they made their way to the Dutch border. Written with great detail and thoroughly researched. Glad I picked it up to find out about these war heroes and their amazing escape. ...

    Round up to 3.5 stars. Well written and fascinating story. ...

    This book was about POW prison camps in Germany during World War I. The escape attempts and the drive to keep trying even after re-capture and solitary confinement was amazing. The biggest attempt in which the end of the book focused, was interesting. I was a little bored and sometimes...

    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...

  • Jim Gallen
    Dec 28, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...

    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 ...

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central World War I was a harrowing war, but is not covered as frequently as World War II. This is a shame, since there are so many facets of the war that have not been covered. For instance, I had forgotten that the Hague Conventions laid out very...

    I was lucky and got to read this and two other history books as advance copies, and The Grand Escape was definitely the best of them. Stories of history can be just as engrossing as a novel if the author "gets it" and Neal Bascomb "gets it". The book is really well written and the rese...

    I liked it. 4.5 stars -- wish they'd let us do that. Why not 5? Having a hard time pinning it down and putting it in to words. It is just more of a feeling that it is a great book, certainly well worth the read, interesting and engaging and if you are at all familiar with later esca...

    Meticulously and tirelessly researched and read by one of my favorite readers, Simon Vance, this finishes strong. It is also a book about escape-hungry men confined in a concentration camp with an obsessive commandant, who are further confined doggedly and relentlessly digging a long, ...

    This had me on the edge of my seat, especially the last part as they made their way to the Dutch border. Written with great detail and thoroughly researched. Glad I picked it up to find out about these war heroes and their amazing escape. ...

    Round up to 3.5 stars. Well written and fascinating story. ...

    This book was about POW prison camps in Germany during World War I. The escape attempts and the drive to keep trying even after re-capture and solitary confinement was amazing. The biggest attempt in which the end of the book focused, was interesting. I was a little bored and sometimes...

    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...

    Wonderfully told and researched! Narrative non-fiction done so well as always with Bascomb and this is a story that was very new to me. The details of the plan and its execution is so well described that I almost felt as if I were digging and half suffocating with the plotters. Grippin...

    So have you seenThe Great Escape? The 1963 film is a virtual who?s-who of ?60s movie stardom (including Steve McQueen (yay!), James Coburn, Richard Attenborough, and James Garner). The movie is a dramatization of a real-life mass prison break from a Nazi prison camp during World ...

    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...

    Standing before another generation of British air warriors, Jim Bennett spoke to them ?of the possibility of their being taken prisoner by the enemy, and stressed that if captured, they had a ?duty to escape.? Britain need them back in the ranks.? He then told them of another w...

  • Jim Gallen
    Jan 01, 2019

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...

    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 ...

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central World War I was a harrowing war, but is not covered as frequently as World War II. This is a shame, since there are so many facets of the war that have not been covered. For instance, I had forgotten that the Hague Conventions laid out very...

    I was lucky and got to read this and two other history books as advance copies, and The Grand Escape was definitely the best of them. Stories of history can be just as engrossing as a novel if the author "gets it" and Neal Bascomb "gets it". The book is really well written and the rese...

    I liked it. 4.5 stars -- wish they'd let us do that. Why not 5? Having a hard time pinning it down and putting it in to words. It is just more of a feeling that it is a great book, certainly well worth the read, interesting and engaging and if you are at all familiar with later esca...

    Meticulously and tirelessly researched and read by one of my favorite readers, Simon Vance, this finishes strong. It is also a book about escape-hungry men confined in a concentration camp with an obsessive commandant, who are further confined doggedly and relentlessly digging a long, ...

    This had me on the edge of my seat, especially the last part as they made their way to the Dutch border. Written with great detail and thoroughly researched. Glad I picked it up to find out about these war heroes and their amazing escape. ...

    Round up to 3.5 stars. Well written and fascinating story. ...

    This book was about POW prison camps in Germany during World War I. The escape attempts and the drive to keep trying even after re-capture and solitary confinement was amazing. The biggest attempt in which the end of the book focused, was interesting. I was a little bored and sometimes...

    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...

    Wonderfully told and researched! Narrative non-fiction done so well as always with Bascomb and this is a story that was very new to me. The details of the plan and its execution is so well described that I almost felt as if I were digging and half suffocating with the plotters. Grippin...

    So have you seenThe Great Escape? The 1963 film is a virtual who?s-who of ?60s movie stardom (including Steve McQueen (yay!), James Coburn, Richard Attenborough, and James Garner). The movie is a dramatization of a real-life mass prison break from a Nazi prison camp during World ...

    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...

    Standing before another generation of British air warriors, Jim Bennett spoke to them ?of the possibility of their being taken prisoner by the enemy, and stressed that if captured, they had a ?duty to escape.? Britain need them back in the ranks.? He then told them of another w...

    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...

    Standing before another generation of British air warriors, Jim Bennett spoke to them ?of the possibility of their being taken prisoner by the enemy, and stressed that if captured, they had a ?duty to escape.? Britain need them back in the ranks.? He then told them of another w...

  • Leigh-Anne
    Aug 31, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

  • Lisa Shultz
    Nov 12, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...

    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 ...

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central World War I was a harrowing war, but is not covered as frequently as World War II. This is a shame, since there are so many facets of the war that have not been covered. For instance, I had forgotten that the Hague Conventions laid out very...

    I was lucky and got to read this and two other history books as advance copies, and The Grand Escape was definitely the best of them. Stories of history can be just as engrossing as a novel if the author "gets it" and Neal Bascomb "gets it". The book is really well written and the rese...

    I liked it. 4.5 stars -- wish they'd let us do that. Why not 5? Having a hard time pinning it down and putting it in to words. It is just more of a feeling that it is a great book, certainly well worth the read, interesting and engaging and if you are at all familiar with later esca...

    Meticulously and tirelessly researched and read by one of my favorite readers, Simon Vance, this finishes strong. It is also a book about escape-hungry men confined in a concentration camp with an obsessive commandant, who are further confined doggedly and relentlessly digging a long, ...

    This had me on the edge of my seat, especially the last part as they made their way to the Dutch border. Written with great detail and thoroughly researched. Glad I picked it up to find out about these war heroes and their amazing escape. ...

    Round up to 3.5 stars. Well written and fascinating story. ...

    This book was about POW prison camps in Germany during World War I. The escape attempts and the drive to keep trying even after re-capture and solitary confinement was amazing. The biggest attempt in which the end of the book focused, was interesting. I was a little bored and sometimes...

  • Bonnye Reed
    Sep 18, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

  • Casey
    Oct 27, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...

    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 ...

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central World War I was a harrowing war, but is not covered as frequently as World War II. This is a shame, since there are so many facets of the war that have not been covered. For instance, I had forgotten that the Hague Conventions laid out very...

    I was lucky and got to read this and two other history books as advance copies, and The Grand Escape was definitely the best of them. Stories of history can be just as engrossing as a novel if the author "gets it" and Neal Bascomb "gets it". The book is really well written and the rese...

    I liked it. 4.5 stars -- wish they'd let us do that. Why not 5? Having a hard time pinning it down and putting it in to words. It is just more of a feeling that it is a great book, certainly well worth the read, interesting and engaging and if you are at all familiar with later esca...

  • Jill Meyer
    Jul 17, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...

    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 ...

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central World War I was a harrowing war, but is not covered as frequently as World War II. This is a shame, since there are so many facets of the war that have not been covered. For instance, I had forgotten that the Hague Conventions laid out very...

    I was lucky and got to read this and two other history books as advance copies, and The Grand Escape was definitely the best of them. Stories of history can be just as engrossing as a novel if the author "gets it" and Neal Bascomb "gets it". The book is really well written and the rese...

    I liked it. 4.5 stars -- wish they'd let us do that. Why not 5? Having a hard time pinning it down and putting it in to words. It is just more of a feeling that it is a great book, certainly well worth the read, interesting and engaging and if you are at all familiar with later esca...

    Meticulously and tirelessly researched and read by one of my favorite readers, Simon Vance, this finishes strong. It is also a book about escape-hungry men confined in a concentration camp with an obsessive commandant, who are further confined doggedly and relentlessly digging a long, ...

    This had me on the edge of my seat, especially the last part as they made their way to the Dutch border. Written with great detail and thoroughly researched. Glad I picked it up to find out about these war heroes and their amazing escape. ...

    Round up to 3.5 stars. Well written and fascinating story. ...

    This book was about POW prison camps in Germany during World War I. The escape attempts and the drive to keep trying even after re-capture and solitary confinement was amazing. The biggest attempt in which the end of the book focused, was interesting. I was a little bored and sometimes...

    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...

    Wonderfully told and researched! Narrative non-fiction done so well as always with Bascomb and this is a story that was very new to me. The details of the plan and its execution is so well described that I almost felt as if I were digging and half suffocating with the plotters. Grippin...

    So have you seenThe Great Escape? The 1963 film is a virtual who?s-who of ?60s movie stardom (including Steve McQueen (yay!), James Coburn, Richard Attenborough, and James Garner). The movie is a dramatization of a real-life mass prison break from a Nazi prison camp during World ...

    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 ...

  • Linda
    Aug 22, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...

    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 ...

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central World War I was a harrowing war, but is not covered as frequently as World War II. This is a shame, since there are so many facets of the war that have not been covered. For instance, I had forgotten that the Hague Conventions laid out very...

    I was lucky and got to read this and two other history books as advance copies, and The Grand Escape was definitely the best of them. Stories of history can be just as engrossing as a novel if the author "gets it" and Neal Bascomb "gets it". The book is really well written and the rese...

    I liked it. 4.5 stars -- wish they'd let us do that. Why not 5? Having a hard time pinning it down and putting it in to words. It is just more of a feeling that it is a great book, certainly well worth the read, interesting and engaging and if you are at all familiar with later esca...

    Meticulously and tirelessly researched and read by one of my favorite readers, Simon Vance, this finishes strong. It is also a book about escape-hungry men confined in a concentration camp with an obsessive commandant, who are further confined doggedly and relentlessly digging a long, ...

    This had me on the edge of my seat, especially the last part as they made their way to the Dutch border. Written with great detail and thoroughly researched. Glad I picked it up to find out about these war heroes and their amazing escape. ...

    Round up to 3.5 stars. Well written and fascinating story. ...

    This book was about POW prison camps in Germany during World War I. The escape attempts and the drive to keep trying even after re-capture and solitary confinement was amazing. The biggest attempt in which the end of the book focused, was interesting. I was a little bored and sometimes...

    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...

    Wonderfully told and researched! Narrative non-fiction done so well as always with Bascomb and this is a story that was very new to me. The details of the plan and its execution is so well described that I almost felt as if I were digging and half suffocating with the plotters. Grippin...

    So have you seenThe Great Escape? The 1963 film is a virtual who?s-who of ?60s movie stardom (including Steve McQueen (yay!), James Coburn, Richard Attenborough, and James Garner). The movie is a dramatization of a real-life mass prison break from a Nazi prison camp during World ...

    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...

    Standing before another generation of British air warriors, Jim Bennett spoke to them ?of the possibility of their being taken prisoner by the enemy, and stressed that if captured, they had a ?duty to escape.? Britain need them back in the ranks.? He then told them of another w...

    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...

    Standing before another generation of British air warriors, Jim Bennett spoke to them ?of the possibility of their being taken prisoner by the enemy, and stressed that if captured, they had a ?duty to escape.? Britain need them back in the ranks.? He then told them of another w...

    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...

  •  Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ Jenn Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ
    Aug 17, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...

    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 ...

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central World War I was a harrowing war, but is not covered as frequently as World War II. This is a shame, since there are so many facets of the war that have not been covered. For instance, I had forgotten that the Hague Conventions laid out very...

    I was lucky and got to read this and two other history books as advance copies, and The Grand Escape was definitely the best of them. Stories of history can be just as engrossing as a novel if the author "gets it" and Neal Bascomb "gets it". The book is really well written and the rese...

    I liked it. 4.5 stars -- wish they'd let us do that. Why not 5? Having a hard time pinning it down and putting it in to words. It is just more of a feeling that it is a great book, certainly well worth the read, interesting and engaging and if you are at all familiar with later esca...

    Meticulously and tirelessly researched and read by one of my favorite readers, Simon Vance, this finishes strong. It is also a book about escape-hungry men confined in a concentration camp with an obsessive commandant, who are further confined doggedly and relentlessly digging a long, ...

    This had me on the edge of my seat, especially the last part as they made their way to the Dutch border. Written with great detail and thoroughly researched. Glad I picked it up to find out about these war heroes and their amazing escape. ...

    Round up to 3.5 stars. Well written and fascinating story. ...

    This book was about POW prison camps in Germany during World War I. The escape attempts and the drive to keep trying even after re-capture and solitary confinement was amazing. The biggest attempt in which the end of the book focused, was interesting. I was a little bored and sometimes...

    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...

    Wonderfully told and researched! Narrative non-fiction done so well as always with Bascomb and this is a story that was very new to me. The details of the plan and its execution is so well described that I almost felt as if I were digging and half suffocating with the plotters. Grippin...

    So have you seenThe Great Escape? The 1963 film is a virtual who?s-who of ?60s movie stardom (including Steve McQueen (yay!), James Coburn, Richard Attenborough, and James Garner). The movie is a dramatization of a real-life mass prison break from a Nazi prison camp during World ...

    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...

  • The Irregular Reader
    Aug 14, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...

    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 ...

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central World War I was a harrowing war, but is not covered as frequently as World War II. This is a shame, since there are so many facets of the war that have not been covered. For instance, I had forgotten that the Hague Conventions laid out very...

    I was lucky and got to read this and two other history books as advance copies, and The Grand Escape was definitely the best of them. Stories of history can be just as engrossing as a novel if the author "gets it" and Neal Bascomb "gets it". The book is really well written and the rese...

    I liked it. 4.5 stars -- wish they'd let us do that. Why not 5? Having a hard time pinning it down and putting it in to words. It is just more of a feeling that it is a great book, certainly well worth the read, interesting and engaging and if you are at all familiar with later esca...

    Meticulously and tirelessly researched and read by one of my favorite readers, Simon Vance, this finishes strong. It is also a book about escape-hungry men confined in a concentration camp with an obsessive commandant, who are further confined doggedly and relentlessly digging a long, ...

    This had me on the edge of my seat, especially the last part as they made their way to the Dutch border. Written with great detail and thoroughly researched. Glad I picked it up to find out about these war heroes and their amazing escape. ...

    Round up to 3.5 stars. Well written and fascinating story. ...

    This book was about POW prison camps in Germany during World War I. The escape attempts and the drive to keep trying even after re-capture and solitary confinement was amazing. The biggest attempt in which the end of the book focused, was interesting. I was a little bored and sometimes...

    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...

    Wonderfully told and researched! Narrative non-fiction done so well as always with Bascomb and this is a story that was very new to me. The details of the plan and its execution is so well described that I almost felt as if I were digging and half suffocating with the plotters. Grippin...

    So have you seenThe Great Escape? The 1963 film is a virtual who?s-who of ?60s movie stardom (including Steve McQueen (yay!), James Coburn, Richard Attenborough, and James Garner). The movie is a dramatization of a real-life mass prison break from a Nazi prison camp during World ...

  • Robin Mandell
    Jan 15, 2019

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...

    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 ...

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central World War I was a harrowing war, but is not covered as frequently as World War II. This is a shame, since there are so many facets of the war that have not been covered. For instance, I had forgotten that the Hague Conventions laid out very...

    I was lucky and got to read this and two other history books as advance copies, and The Grand Escape was definitely the best of them. Stories of history can be just as engrossing as a novel if the author "gets it" and Neal Bascomb "gets it". The book is really well written and the rese...

    I liked it. 4.5 stars -- wish they'd let us do that. Why not 5? Having a hard time pinning it down and putting it in to words. It is just more of a feeling that it is a great book, certainly well worth the read, interesting and engaging and if you are at all familiar with later esca...

    Meticulously and tirelessly researched and read by one of my favorite readers, Simon Vance, this finishes strong. It is also a book about escape-hungry men confined in a concentration camp with an obsessive commandant, who are further confined doggedly and relentlessly digging a long, ...

    This had me on the edge of my seat, especially the last part as they made their way to the Dutch border. Written with great detail and thoroughly researched. Glad I picked it up to find out about these war heroes and their amazing escape. ...

    Round up to 3.5 stars. Well written and fascinating story. ...

  • Barry
    Oct 21, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

  • Lghiggins
    Sep 24, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...

    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 ...

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central World War I was a harrowing war, but is not covered as frequently as World War II. This is a shame, since there are so many facets of the war that have not been covered. For instance, I had forgotten that the Hague Conventions laid out very...

    I was lucky and got to read this and two other history books as advance copies, and The Grand Escape was definitely the best of them. Stories of history can be just as engrossing as a novel if the author "gets it" and Neal Bascomb "gets it". The book is really well written and the rese...

    I liked it. 4.5 stars -- wish they'd let us do that. Why not 5? Having a hard time pinning it down and putting it in to words. It is just more of a feeling that it is a great book, certainly well worth the read, interesting and engaging and if you are at all familiar with later esca...

    Meticulously and tirelessly researched and read by one of my favorite readers, Simon Vance, this finishes strong. It is also a book about escape-hungry men confined in a concentration camp with an obsessive commandant, who are further confined doggedly and relentlessly digging a long, ...

    This had me on the edge of my seat, especially the last part as they made their way to the Dutch border. Written with great detail and thoroughly researched. Glad I picked it up to find out about these war heroes and their amazing escape. ...

    Round up to 3.5 stars. Well written and fascinating story. ...

    This book was about POW prison camps in Germany during World War I. The escape attempts and the drive to keep trying even after re-capture and solitary confinement was amazing. The biggest attempt in which the end of the book focused, was interesting. I was a little bored and sometimes...

    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...

    Wonderfully told and researched! Narrative non-fiction done so well as always with Bascomb and this is a story that was very new to me. The details of the plan and its execution is so well described that I almost felt as if I were digging and half suffocating with the plotters. Grippin...

    So have you seenThe Great Escape? The 1963 film is a virtual who?s-who of ?60s movie stardom (including Steve McQueen (yay!), James Coburn, Richard Attenborough, and James Garner). The movie is a dramatization of a real-life mass prison break from a Nazi prison camp during World ...

    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. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Carlee
    Nov 28, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...

    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 ...

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central World War I was a harrowing war, but is not covered as frequently as World War II. This is a shame, since there are so many facets of the war that have not been covered. For instance, I had forgotten that the Hague Conventions laid out very...

    I was lucky and got to read this and two other history books as advance copies, and The Grand Escape was definitely the best of them. Stories of history can be just as engrossing as a novel if the author "gets it" and Neal Bascomb "gets it". The book is really well written and the rese...

    I liked it. 4.5 stars -- wish they'd let us do that. Why not 5? Having a hard time pinning it down and putting it in to words. It is just more of a feeling that it is a great book, certainly well worth the read, interesting and engaging and if you are at all familiar with later esca...

    Meticulously and tirelessly researched and read by one of my favorite readers, Simon Vance, this finishes strong. It is also a book about escape-hungry men confined in a concentration camp with an obsessive commandant, who are further confined doggedly and relentlessly digging a long, ...

    This had me on the edge of my seat, especially the last part as they made their way to the Dutch border. Written with great detail and thoroughly researched. Glad I picked it up to find out about these war heroes and their amazing escape. ...

  • ||Swaroop||
    Sep 26, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

  • Gilbert
    Oct 22, 2018

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...

    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 ...

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central World War I was a harrowing war, but is not covered as frequently as World War II. This is a shame, since there are so many facets of the war that have not been covered. For instance, I had forgotten that the Hague Conventions laid out very...

    I was lucky and got to read this and two other history books as advance copies, and The Grand Escape was definitely the best of them. Stories of history can be just as engrossing as a novel if the author "gets it" and Neal Bascomb "gets it". The book is really well written and the rese...

  • Dave Wright
    Jan 11, 2019

    Stone Walls do not a Prison make. Nor Iron bars a Cage. You are a beloved hero, adored and respected on one side of the fence/wall, and you are a villain, hated and tortured on the other side... Your face is idolized on one side and you are beheaded on the other... Strange an...

    A riveting story is about prisoners of WW1 and the efforts/commitments they made upon being captured to try to escape from the German prison camps. One of the fascinating things learned in the book was the reciprocal agreement between the Germans and the allied troops (primarily En...

    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 ...

    I sped through this book, it was that interesting. The way the story is narrated and the fact that as a usual history reader I am familiar with most of the battles, sites and offensives mentioned in this book made for a most delightful read . If you are interested in WWI and the roles ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    3.5 stars if I could. This book is a great true story which could potentially be an even better movie. ...

    Awesome read ...