The Great Escape

  • Filename: the-great-escape.
  • ISBN: 9781400847969
  • Release Date: 2013-09-22
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Angus Deaton
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press

The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In The Great Escape, Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, beginning 250 years ago, some parts of the world experienced sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's disproportionately unequal world. Deaton takes an in-depth look at the historical and ongoing patterns behind the health and wealth of nations, and addresses what needs to be done to help those left behind. Deaton describes vast innovations and wrenching setbacks: the successes of antibiotics, pest control, vaccinations, and clean water on the one hand, and disastrous famines and the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the other. He examines the United States, a nation that has prospered but is today experiencing slower growth and increasing inequality. He also considers how economic growth in India and China has improved the lives of more than a billion people. Deaton argues that international aid has been ineffective and even harmful. He suggests alternative efforts--including reforming incentives to drug companies and lifting trade restrictions--that will allow the developing world to bring about its own Great Escape. Demonstrating how changes in health and living standards have transformed our lives, The Great Escape is a powerful guide to addressing the well-being of all nations.

The Great Escape

  • Filename: the-great-escape.
  • ISBN: 0393325792
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Paul Brickhill
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Records the efforts of six hundred British and American officers to escape from a Nazi prison camp.

The Great Escape

  • Filename: the-great-escape.
  • ISBN: 9781771024747
  • Release Date: 2013-09-16
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Ted Barris
  • Publisher:

One night in 1944, eighty airmen escaped a German POW compound in Poland. The event became known as "The Great Escape." Ted Barris writes of the planners, task leaders, and key players in the escape attempt, those who got away, those who didn't, and their families at home.

The Great Escape

  • Filename: the-great-escape.
  • ISBN: 0062106082
  • Release Date: 2014-03-25
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Publisher: Avon

Lucy Jorik is a champ at not embarrassing her family—not surprising since her mother is one of the most famous women in the world. But now Lucy has done just that. Instead of saying "I do" to the most perfect man she's ever known, Lucy flees the church and hitches a ride on the back of a beat-up motorcycle with a rough-looking stranger who couldn't be more foreign to her privileged existence. At his beach house on a Great Lakes island, Lucy hopes to find a new direction . . . and unlock the secrets of a man who reveals nothing about himself. But as the hot summer days unfold amid scented breezes and sudden storms, she discovers a passion that could change her life forever.

The Great Escape from City Zoo

  • Filename: the-great-escape-from-city-zoo.
  • ISBN: 0143501976
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Tohby Riddle
  • Publisher: Picture Puffin

One night, under a full moon, four animals make a daring break-out from City Zoo. Can they make a life for themselves on the outside? Or will their past catch up with them wherever they go? This thrilling adventure awaits readers young and old! '. . . one of the treasured few on the bookshelf that is revisited again and again and again.' - The Age 'You could read this story aloud three times without yawning - the ultimate test.' - Sydney Morning Herald

The Great Escape

  • Filename: the-great-escape.
  • ISBN: 1402757050
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 225
  • Author: Mike Meserole
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

Describes the escape of hundreds of Allied airmen from German prisons through underground tunnels during the second World War, focusing on the logistics of their escape plan.

Constance and the Great Escape

  • Filename: constance-and-the-great-escape.
  • ISBN: 1402766491
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Pierre Le Gall
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

Constance's parents and teachers decide that she needs to be sent to a strict boarding school but Constance, determined to reunite with her beloved cat, Tiny, devises a plan to return home.

A Gallant Company

  • Filename: a-gallant-company.
  • ISBN: 9781890988463
  • Release Date:
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Jonathan F. Vance
  • Publisher: Pacifica Military History

A GALLANT COMPANY The Men of the Great Escape Jonathan F. Vance On the night of March 24–25, 1944, seventy-nine Allied airmen clambered through a tunnel at Stalag Luft III in eastern Germany in the final act of what history and Hollywood have dubbed The Great Escape. The culmination of more than four years of toil, triumph, and heartbreak, the escape was intend­ed to cause as much disruption as possible in Hitler's Europe. In this, the escapers succeeded beyond their wildest expectations, but the escape sent shockwaves through the German high command that were to have tragic consequences. This is the story of that remarkable battle to escape from captivity. Built around a cast of colorful and engaging characters from every corner of the world, it describes their ongoing struggle to outwit their captors, the growing sophistication of their escape attempts, and their ambitious plan to construct three huge escape tunnels and scatter hundreds of airmen across occupied Europe. It is a tale of ingenuity, perse­verance, and courage, and a testament to what ordinary men can achieve in extraordinary circumstances.

Great Escape

  • Filename: great-escape.
  • ISBN: 9780743261166
  • Release Date: 2007-11-06
  • Number of pages: 271
  • Author: Kati Marton
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Traces the early twentieth century journey of nine prominent men from Budapest who fled fascism to seek sanctuary in America, where they made pivotal contributions to science, film, and photojournalism.

The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III

  • Filename: the-great-escape-from-stalag-luft-iii.
  • ISBN: 9781451604573
  • Release Date: 2010-06-15
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Tim Carroll
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The true story of one of the most heroic feats of World War II...the daring prison camp breakout that inspired the classic film The Great Escape Stalag Luft III was one of the Germans' "escape-proof" prison camps, specially built by Hermann Göring to hold Allied troops. But on March 24, 1944, in a courageous attempt by two hundred prisoners to break out through a series of tunnels, seventy-six Allied officers managed to evade capture -- and create havoc behind enemy lines in the months before the Normandy Invasion. This is the incredible story of these brave men who broke free from the supposedly impenetrable barbed wire and watchtowers of Stalag Luft III -- and who played an important role in Allied intelligence operations within occupied Europe. The prisoners developed an intricate espionage network, relaying details of military deployment, bombings, and raids. Some of them were involved in other daring escape attempts, including the famous Wooden Horse episode, also turned into a classic film, and the little-known Sachsenhausen breakout, engineered by five Great Escapers sent to die in the notorious concentration camp on Hitler's personal orders. Tragically, fifty of those involved in the Great Escape were murdered by the Gestapo. Others were recaptured; only a few made it all the way to freedom. This dramatic account of personal heroism is a testament to their ingenuity and achievement -- a stirring tribute to the men who never gave up fighting. Includes eight pages of photographs and illustrations, excerpts from Göring's testimony during postwar investigations, and a list of the men who escaped.

Great Escape

  • Filename: great-escape.
  • ISBN: 0613229916
  • Release Date: 1999-01-01
  • Number of pages: 100
  • Author: Bill Wallace
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books

When spring arrives, Upchuck the cat drags his dog-friend, Rotten Willy, out for an Italian dinner, which is the beginning of a long series of mishaps that test their friendship.

Runaway Amish Girl

  • Filename: runaway-amish-girl.
  • ISBN: 1940834074
  • Release Date: 2014-03-10
  • Number of pages: 182
  • Author: Emma Gingerich
  • Publisher:

Growing up Amish and leaving the fold, Emma Gingerich left her Amish community in Eagleville, Missouri, at the age of eighteen. Her memoir Runaway Amish Girl: The Great Escape captivates even the timid reader. Disagreeing with the beliefs of Amish traditions and upbringing, the pressure became too much for her to bear. Forced to make a personal decision, Emma found the courage to leave the only life she had ever known. She had no idea the emotional turmoil she'd inflict on her family and friends. The emotional reaction of her parents, brothers and sisters, are gut wrenching. Considered no longer a daughter and a sister, temporarily exiled, Emma finds a way to be free. Education becomes her priority as she finds her place in this "English" world. This true story is a rare glimpse into the life of a brave young woman - Runaway Amish Girl: The Great Escape.

The great escape

  • Filename: the-great-escape.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105131924990
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 62
  • Author: Sisir Kumar Bose
  • Publisher:

Narrative about the 1941 secret exit of Subhas Chandra Bose (1897-1945), by his nephew. Paper originally presented at the International Seminar on Netaji and the Indian Independence Movement, held in Calcutta 1973.

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