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

Margalit Fox (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$28.00  $25.76
Publisher
Random House
Publish Date
June 01, 2021
Pages
352
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781984853844

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About the Author

Margalit Fox originally trained as a cellist and a linguist before pursuing journalism. As a senior writer in The New York Times's celebrated Obituary News Department, she wrote the front-page public sendoffs of some of the leading cultural figures of our age. Winner of the William Saroyan Prize for Literature and author of three previous books, Conan Doyle for the Defense, The Riddle of the Labyrinth, and Talking Hands, Fox lives in Manhattan with her husband, the writer and critic George Robinson.

Reviews

"The Confidence Men couldn't have come along at a better time. This story of two unlikely con artists--young British officers who use a Ouija board to escape from a Turkish prisoner-of-war camp--is a true delight, guaranteed to lift the spirits of anyone eager to forget today's realities and lose oneself in a beautifully written tale of an exciting and deeply moving real-life caper."--Lynne Olson, author of Madame Fourcade's Secret War

"Margalit Fox is one of the premier narrative storytellers we have today, and The Confidence Men is a wonderfully entertaining brew of history, thrills, and ingenuity, one that highlights the rare occasion when con artistry is employed for the greater public good."--Sarah Weinman, author of The Real Lolita and editor of Unspeakable Acts: True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit, and Obsession

"A wonder; a marvel; a feat of invention and dogged persistence; and most of all, a testament to the power of the human capacity to believe. The Confidence Men is a thrilling tale of courage and friendship and overcoming, not to mention tricks and lies and magician's cunning, and it will have you cheering the tricksters every step of the way. The story of their ingenuity offers joy, solace, and hope."--Liza Mundy, author of Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II