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: 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: 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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

Steve McQueen

  • Filename: steve-mcqueen.
  • ISBN: 9780871952790
  • Release Date: 2009-01-01
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Wes D. Gehring
  • Publisher: Indiana Historical Society

The poster-child victim of a dysfunctional family from Beech Grove, Indiana, Steve McQueen experienced an unsettled early life with a rebellious and alcoholic mother. McQueen channeled his difficult childhood into a masterful career on screen portraying tough, self-sufficient characters in such iconic films as The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Great Escape (1963), The Sand Pebbles (1966), Bullitt (1968). Gehring explores how McQueen rose from his days as a troubled youth into one of Hollywood’s top box-office stars, and how he attempted to ease the lives of other troubled youth. Gehring delves into McQueen’s early success, his rocky relationships with women, his sense of humor, his love of fast cars and motorcycles, and his often neglected acting.

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 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.

The Great Escape

  • Filename: the-great-escape.
  • ISBN: 0671019376
  • Release Date: 1999-01-01
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Bill Wallace
  • Publisher: Aladdin

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.

The Great Escape

  • Filename: the-great-escape.
  • ISBN: 1449092403
  • Release Date: 2010-10-18
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: David Levister
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse

In the beginning, when Adam disobeyed the mandate of God, he fell from the lofty heights of the heavens. He lost his keen awareness of God and ceased to operate in the higher realm of the kingdom. Adam then became prisoner to the limited realm of earth and its restrictions...but God had a plan for the redemption of man and the restoration of his dominion on the earth. God's plan for man was THE MAN, Christ Jesus. • Jesus came into the world to raise all men from the dust of circumstance into the glorious liberty of the Spirit of God. • Jesus came to open the eyes of man's understanding that all might know the hope of God's call and the riches of His inheritance in the saints. • Jesus came to free every man from the spiritual chains of fear, guilt, and condemnation. • Jesus came to free man from the demands of the law. • Jesus came to liberate man from the island of the five senses into the unbounded glory of the heavens. The revelation of Jesus and His finished work IS "The Great Escape" from every form of death and corruption.

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.

Dancing Fools and Weary Blues

  • Filename: dancing-fools-and-weary-blues.
  • ISBN: 0879724587
  • Release Date: 1990-01-01
  • Number of pages: 194
  • Author: Lawrence R. Broer
  • Publisher: Popular Press

Often, the decade of the 1920s has been stereotyped with such labels as "The Roaring Twenties," "The Jazz Age," or "The Lost Generation." Historical perspective has forced reevaluation of this decade. Articles in this collection are presented in the most definitive anthology dealing with 1920s America. The contributors have put aside stereotypes to offer a valuable critique of the American dream during a time of major crises. Dancing Fools and Weary Blues also presents its readers a picture of the continual redemption and revitalization of that dream, and reasserts its basic democratic values.

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