Locked doors, high prison walls and barbed wire are formidable enough obstacles, but many escaping prisoners also face savage dogs and armed guards who shoot to kill. From Alcatraz to Devil's Island, this book tells the extraordinary tales of men who risked their lives for their freedom.
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Paul Dowswell worked as a senior editor at Usborne Publishing before becoming a full-time author. He has written over 60 books, including Auslander, nominated for the Carnegie Medal, the Red House Children's Book Award and the Booktrust Teenage Prize.More about Paul Dowswell