Neal Bascomb will give a Multimedia Presentation about his New Hardcover ~ The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Neal Bascomb will give a Multimedia Presentation about his New Hardcover The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & The National WWI Museum and Memorial.  C-SPAN2 Book TV recorded our Author Event for future Broadcast.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Neal Bascomb is the National Award-Winning and New York Times Bestselling Author of The Winter FortressHunting EichmannThe Perfect Mile, HigherThe Nazi Hunters, Red Mutiny, among others.  A former International Journalist, he is a widely recognized Speaker on the subject of War and has appeared in a number of Documentaries.  He lives in Seattle, Washington.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Neal Bascomb, New York Times Bestselling Author, delivers the spellbinding story of the downed Allied Airmen who masterminded the remarkably courageous—and ingenious—breakout from Germany’s most devilish Prisoner of War Camp.

In the winter trenches and flak-filled skies of World War I, Soldiers and Pilots alike might avoid death, only to find themselves imprisoned in Germany’s archipelago of Prisoner of War Camps, often in abominable conditions.  The most infamous was Holzminden, a land-locked Alcatraz of sorts that housed the most troublesome, escape-prone prisoners.  Its commandant was a boorish, hate-filled tyrant named Karl Niemeyer who swore that none should ever leave.  

Desperate to break out of “Hellminden” and return to the fight, a group of Allied Prisoners led by Ace Pilot (and former Army Sapper) David Gray hatch an elaborate escape plan.  Their plot demands a risky feat of engineering as well as a bevy of disguises, forged documents, fake walls, and steely resolve.  Once beyond the watch towers and round-the-clock patrols, Gray and almost a dozen of his half-starved fellow prisoners must then make a heroic 150 Mile dash through enemy-occupied Territory towards free Holland.  

Drawing on never-before-seen Memoirs and Letters, Neal Bascomb brings this narrative to cinematic life, amid the twilight of the British Empire and the darkest, most savage Hours of the fight against Germany.  At turns tragic, funny, inspirational, and nail-biting suspenseful, this is the little-known story of the biggest Prisoner of War breakout of the Great War.  

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at The National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64108

EVENT FORMAT:  Neal Bascomb will give a Multimedia Presentation about his New Hardcover The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  C-SPAN2 Book TV recorded our Author Event for future Broadcast.

ADMISSION PACKAGE (ADMITS ONE OR TWO):  $28.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Autographed Hardcover of The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War, and One or Two Admission Tickets.  It’s your choice, for the same price.

Admission Packages will be available for Walk-Ins at our Sales & Service Table at the door of this Event beginning at 6:15 PM.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination. Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The National WWI Museum and Memorial
2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Hardcover of The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb.


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