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The Confidence Men : How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable...

Author: Fox, Margalit

Ottoman Empire

Published on 2 June 2022 by Profile Books Ltd in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 352 pages, integrated b/w
129 x 198 x 34 | 274g

Imprisoned in a remote Turkish POW camp during the First World War, two British officers, Harry Jones and Cedric Hill, cunningly join forces. To stave off boredom, Jones makes a handmade Ouija board and holds fake seances for fellow prisoners. One day, an Ottoman official approaches him with a query: could Jones contact the spirits to find a vast treasure rumoured to be buried nearby? Jones, a lawyer, and Hill, a magician, use the Ouija board - and their keen understanding of the psychology of deception-to build a trap for their captors that will lead them to freedom.

The Confidence Men is a nonfiction thriller featuring strategy, mortal danger and even high farce - and chronicles a profound but unlikely friendship.

The Confidence Men : How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable...

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