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Prisoners of the castle : an epic story of survival and escape from Colditz, the Nazis' fortress prison

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"In this gripping narrative, Ben Macintyre tackles one of the most famous prison stories in history and makes it utterly his own. During World War II, the German army used the towering Colditz Castle to hold the most defiant Allied prisoners. For four years, these prisoners of the castle tested its walls and its guards with ingenious escape attempts that would become legend. But as Macintyre shows, the story of Colditz was about much more than escape. Its population represented a society in miniature, full of heroes and traitors, class conflicts and secret alliances, and the full range of human joy and despair. In Macintyre's telling, Colditz's most famous names-like the indomitable Pat Reid-share glory with lesser known but equally remarkable characters like Indian doctor Birendranath Mazumdar whose ill treatment, hunger strike, and eventual escape read like fiction; Florimond Duke, America's oldest paratrooper and least successful secret agent; and Christopher Clayton Hutton, the brilliant inventor employed by British intelligence to manufacture covert escape aids for POWs. Prisoners of the Castle traces the war's arc from within Colditz's stone walls, where the stakes rose as Hitler's war machine faltered and the men feared that liberation would not come soon enough to spare them a grisly fate at the hands of the Nazis. Bringing together the wartime intrigue of his acclaimed Operation Mincemeat and keen psychological portraits of his bestselling true-life spy stories, Macintyre has breathed new life into one of the greatest war stories ever told"--

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Allens Hill Free Library 940.54 MAC (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52132000158723
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Avon Free Library 940.5472 MAC (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52113300578935
Checked out
02/21/2023
Geneva Public Library 940.54 MAC (Text)
Second Floor New Items
52118301179617
Checked out
02/14/2023
Lyons Public Library 940.54 Macintyre (Prisoners of the Castle) (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52141300605267
Available
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Marion Public Library 940.54 MAC (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52122300078226
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Ontario Public Library 940.547 MAC (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52126300844198
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Stevens Memorial Community Library - Attica 940.5472 MACI (Text)
New Adult Nonfiction
52149100622259
Checked out
02/21/2023
Victor Farmington Library 940.54 MAC (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128301026072
Checked out
02/25/2023
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua 940.547 MAC (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846003005914
Checked out
02/20/2023

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