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The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram


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The extraordinary story of Alastair Cram, the British soldier who escaped from prisoner-of-war camps not once but more than twenty times

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David M. Guss is a writer and anthropologist who has lived and worked in various parts of Latin America and Europe. In addition to his anthropological work, Guss is a published poet and translator. Fascinated with escape literature since childhood, he was introduced to Alistair Cram's widow, Isobel, and given full access to his papers, including the wartime journals on which this book is based. He lives in the United States.


Endlessly fascinating. Cram's story sizzles with adventure and the author plays it for all it is worth. I found myself rooting for his hero at every scrape and turn. * Giles Milton, Sunday Times *
The story of Alastair Cram is a remarkable one, perhaps richer for having remained untold for so long . . . a book that ranks among the best escape literature * The Times *
Fascinating -- Dominic Midgley * Daily Express *
An enthralling portrait of true courage * Sunday Express S Magazine *
An extraordinary story, vividly told. * History Revealed *
Reads like a John Buchan novel. * History of War *
[A] masterful account . . . Harrowing and deeply touching 21 Escapes pays homage to an inspiring figure and the determination of the human spirit. * Scottish Field *

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