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

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

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Imprisoned in a remote Turkish POW camp during the First World War, two British officers, Harry Jones and Cedric Hill, cunningly join forces.

To stave off boredom, Jones makes a handmade Ouija board and holds fake seances for fellow prisoners.

One day, an Ottoman official approaches him with a query: could Jones contact the spirits to find a vast treasure rumoured to be buried nearby?

Jones, a lawyer, and Hill, a magician, use the Ouija board - and their keen understanding of the psychology of deception-to build a trap for their captors that will lead them to freedom.

The Confidence Men is a nonfiction thriller featuring strategy, mortal danger and even high farce - and chronicles a profound but unlikely friendship.

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