The definitive and surprising true story of one of history’s most notorious prisons—and the remarkable cast of POWs who tried relentlessly to escape their Nazi captors, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Spy and the Traitor. In this gripping account, Ben Macintyre tackles one of the most famous prison stories in history and makes it utterly his own. The legend of the German prison at Colditz Castle was built into its very conception: designed as the most secure prison imaginable, to hold—with varying success—some of the greatest escape artists of World War II. But as Macintyre reveals, the story of Colditz was about much more than escape, and its prisoners were far more...
Publisher: Crown (September 13, 2022) Pages: 368 pages ISBN-10: 0593136330 ISBN-13: 978-0593136331 ASIN: B09NLPP1CP
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Ben Macintyre is a writer-at-large for The Times (UK) and the bestselling author of Agent Sonya, The Spy and the Traitor, A Spy Among Friends, Double Cross, Operation Mincemeat, Agent Zigzag, and Rogue Heroes, among other books. Macintyre has also written and presented BBC documentaries of his work.