The confidence men : how two prisoners of war engineered the most remarkable escape in history
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New York : Random House, [2021].
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Book
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xvi, 329 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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English
ISBN
9781984853844, 1984853848

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-312) and index.
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Imprisoned in a remote Turkish POW camp during World War I, having survived a two-month forced march and a terrifying shootout in the desert, two British officers, Harry Jones and Cedric Hill, join forces to bamboozle their iron-fisted captors. To stave off despair and boredom, Jones takes a handmade Ouija board and fakes elaborate séances for his fellow prisoners. Word gets around, and one day an Ottoman official approaches Jones with a query: Could Jones contact the spirit world to find a vast treasure rumored to be buried nearby? Jones, a trained lawyer, and Hill, a brilliant magician, use the Ouija board—and their keen understanding of the psychology of deception—to build a trap for their captors that will ultimately lead them to freedom. A gripping nonfiction thriller, The Confidence Men is the story of one of the only known con games played for a good cause—and of a profound but unlikely friendship. Had it not been for “the Great War,” Jones, the Oxford-educated son of a British lord, and Hill, a mechanic on an Australian sheep ranch, would never have met. But in pain, loneliness, hunger, and isolation, they formed a powerful emotional and intellectual alliance that saved both of their lives. --from Amazon.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Fox, M. (2021). The confidence men: how two prisoners of war engineered the most remarkable escape in history . Random House.

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Fox, Margalit. 2021. The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History. New York: Random House.

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Fox, Margalit. The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History New York: Random House, 2021.

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Fox, Margalit. The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History Random House, 2021.

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