Great Escape

Author: Kati Marton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074326116X

Category: History

Page: 271

View: 3451

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

Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality

Author: Angus Deaton

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400847966

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 5054

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

Author: Paul Brickhill

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393325799

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 7174

Records the efforts of six hundred British and American officers to escape from a Nazi prison camp.

The Great Escape

A Canadian Story

Author: Ted Barris


ISBN: 1771024755

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9168

A unique retelling of WWII’s most dramatic escape, told through first-hand recollections of the soldiers who experienced it. On the night of March 24, 1944, 80 Commonwealth airmen crawled through a 336-foot-long tunnel and slipped into the forest beyond the wire of Stalag Luft III, a German POW compound near Sagan, Poland. The event became known as &8220;The Great Escape,&8220; an intricate breakout more than a year in the making, involving as many as 2,000 POWs working with extraordinary coordination, intelligence, and daring. Yet within a few days, all but three of the escapees were recaptured. Subsequently, 50 were murdered, cremated, and buried in a remote corner of the prison camp. But most don’t know the real story behind The Great Escape. Now, on the eve of its 70th anniversary, Ted Barris writes of the key players in the escape attempt, those who got away, those who didn’t, and their families at home. Barris marshals groundbreaking research into a compelling firsthand account. For the first time, The Great Escape retells one of the most astonishing episodes in WWII directly through the eyes of those who experienced it. Joint Winner of the Libris Award for Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2014 Globe and Mail Bestseller Toronto Star Bestseller

William S. and the Great Escape

Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416997431

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8465

Twelve-year-old William S. Baggett is one of eight Baggett children, and he is ready to escape his negligent family. Since his very first day of school in 1931, he has been saving up money to run away. That’s exactly what he does—along with three of his younger siblings—after his older brothers flush a pet guinea pig down the toilet. The four children are headed to their aunt Fiona’s house, but the trip doesn’t go exactly as planned—especially when a lonely rich girl decides to “help” them. Will they ever make it to Aunt Fiona’s? And if they do, will she let them stay?

The Great Escape

Author: Kate Egan,Mike Lane

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 125006421X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 5765

Mike is doing better in school these days. Learning magic helps him to learn other things as well. Sure, he's gotten in trouble in the past, but things are different now. So why does everyone still think he's the same old Mike? If only there was a magic trick to change his reputation... Then, during one of his visits to The White Rabbit Magic Shop, Mike finds something that could be even better than a magic trick—it's possible that Mike could be related to Harry Houdini—the greatest magician ever! But when Mike lets the news slip, and Jackson Jacobs dares him to prove it, he knows that he's in the type of bind that only magic can help him escape!


Author: Bill Wallace

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

ISBN: 9780671019365

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 5779

Best friends Chuck and Willy head out for a carefree excursion and realize that danger lurks ahead when a man from the pound crosses their path.

The Great Escape

Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062106104

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2124

Perennial New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips now provides her fans with The Great Escape from ordinary women’s romantic fiction. One of today’s most beloved writers, the incomparable Phillips follows up her utterly beguiling hit, Call Me Irresistible (“Phillips at her very best. Romantic, funny, sexy, and poignant” —Kristin Hannah) with a sequel that’s equally impossible to resist. Returning in The Great Escape are some of Phillips’s most adored characters, including headstrong, impetuous ex-president’s daughter, Lucy Jorik, who’s just abandoned her fiancé, Ted “Mr. Irresistible” Beaudine, at the altar. Now she’s looking for adventure—and perhaps a little romance—embarking on a wild and hilariously unpredictable road trip that begins on the back of a rather menacing-looking stranger’s motorcycle. The winner of more Favorite Book of the Year Awards than any other romance author, including Nora Roberts, Susan Elizabeth Phillips offers her fans an Escape to remember, and they’ll certainly want to come back for more!

The Great Escape

Author: Megan Rix

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141342722

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 2324

The Great Escape is a gripping and heartwarming story for 9+ readers about three pets who are separately from their beloved owners in Second World War London, fleeing to the countryside to survive. Perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo's War Horse and Lauren St John. BUSTER is a lively Jack Russell TIGER is a feisty white and ginger tom ROSE is a faithful Collie Robert and Lucy Edwards love their pets more than anything; but the threat of the Second World War forces them to flee to Devon - leaving their animals behind. And as the air raid sirens sound over London, the frightened animals are sent to be put down. Buster, Tiger and Rose make a daring escape but with danger at every turn, can the trio make it across the country as it prepares for battle - and cheat death for the second time? Praise for Megan Rix: 'If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this' Express 'A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense that lovers of Dick King-Smith will especially appreciate' The Times 'Every now and then a writer comes along with a unique way of storytelling . . . Meet Megan Rix . . . her novels are deeply moving and will strike a chord with animal lovers.' LoveReading About the author: Megan Rix lives in England with her husband, and their adorable dogs, Traffy and Bella. Also available by Megan Rix: The Great Escape, The Victory Dogs.

The Great Escape

Author: Natalie Haynes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471122964

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4315

It's the summer holidays and Millie is bored stiff. Every week, she has to clean windows with her dad at a nearby laboratory. But she's sure something weird is going on inside… Then, one day, a cat comes hurtling through the lobby towards her… and asks her for help. And Max needs a lotof help. He's trying to escape, he wants to know who kidnapped him, and why - who on earth would want to make cats that can talk? And he needs Millie to help him rescue the friends he's left behind before it's too late… International animal-smuggling, illicit computer-hacking, break-neck chases and a fast-talking cat. Just your ordinary summer holidays...

The Great Pet Escape

Author: Victoria Jamieson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 162779106X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 8657

"A young graphic novel chapter book about the escape escapades of class pets at Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary School"--

The Great Escape

Author: Franklin W. Dixon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481422685

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 4348

When wildlife celebrities come to Bayport Elementary, Frank and Joe are soon on the case of a missing snake in this Hardy Brothers Secret Files adventure. Jumpin’ Jack and his son, Little Jim, have been on television for years, taming tigers and wrestling alligators, but now they’re bringing their traveling menagerie to schools—and Bayport Elementary is next! During the event, they show students a baby kangaroo, a boa constrictor, a flying squirrel and other exotic animals. Frank, Joe, and their friends are all having a great time, until they realize Bubba the Boa is missing! He’s not in his cage or in Jack’s giant van. Can they figure out what happened to this slippery snake before it’s too late?

The Great Pig Escape

Author: Eileen Christelow

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395797241

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 3896

Bert and Ethel try raising pigs on their farm, but when they get to market the pigs have disappeared.

The Great Escape

Author: M. J. Thomas

Publisher: Worthy Kids/Ideals

ISBN: 9780824956899

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 2058

A thrilling chapter book about a brother, a sister, and a mysterious scroll that hurtles them through time to the Israelites' escape from Egypt

The Great Escape

Author: Julius A. Gibbs

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781973828754


Page: 114

View: 9529

I call this art The Great Escape because I survived through every tear, hurdle, pain, and judgment that hid behind a smile and mentally damaged people. I escaped my misery and opened my mind and heart for the world to see so people can learn a lesson from my experiences. Throughout a significant period of my life, I would write down my thoughts in order to make an escape from reality. At first, what I wrote was for my eyes and my eyes only, but that soon changed when I realized that I needed to express these thoughts publicly in order to make a great escape. Some of this poetry is very delicate, in which anyone could tell by reading it that I wrote it during an extremely sensitive time in my life. Also, some of this poetry I wrote in order to try to understand the meaning of things and ideas that I have never fathomed before. This work of art includes everything from motivational poems to angry poems to depressing poems to petty poems and to stressful poems. I would write in an attempt to find happiness and peace within myself. During the time I was writing this book, I was in a very emotionally distressed state. I would cry rivers of tears for hours and even isolate myself from everyone and everything. I would write poems with buckets of water falling from my eyes because I was writing for my life to escape my thoughts and misery. My heart is within this book, my mind is within this book, my resilience is within this book, and my faith is within this book.I wrote poetry to hide my fears, my tears, my anger, and my thoughts. I have experienced some painful things and the reason I am sharing some of them with you is because I learned from them. Also, things that I may not have learned from writing this book, I learned from others. Your experiences and how you handle them is what defines you as a person, man, woman, or human being. Because of my writing, I am aware of how I operate and I know how to handle certain situations if they ever were to surface again. I found my strength through my resilience and will to be an individual who can conquer obstacles and teach others how to become mentally stronger. This book is a representation of how I am able to survive and breathe in a world filled with toxic people and emotions. Hopefully, I am able to touch at least one person with this work of art because I realize that this may be a cure to some individuals.

The Great Thanksgiving Escape

Author: Mark Fearing

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 0763663069

Category: FICTION

Page: 32

View: 3991

Gavin, preparing for a boring Thanksgiving Day with his relatives, joins his cousin's effort to escape to the swing set in the backyard, a journey marked by sweater-wearing dogs, affectionate aunts, and grownups of inconvenient height.

The Runaway Amish Girl

Author: Riley Moreno

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1537895982

Category: Fiction

Page: 58

View: 4942

When Hannah runs away from her village she doesn’t anticipate how fate would bring her into the life of the man she is to marry. Amish born and bred, Hannah nevertheless cannot stifle her desire to go to college and pursue a career that she never would be allowed to consider, or even dream of, in the confines of her village. As hitching a ride with Jacob evolves into a longer ride into a shared destiny, Hannah and Jacob realize how important their roots are, even as they pursue their paths in the great big world away from their Community

Emil and the Great Escape

Author: Astrid Lindgren

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780192727206

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 1109

Whether he's running his little sister up a flagpole, or trying to escape after getting locked in a shed, Emil's adventures never stop. Hens, dogs, little sisters - and adults - all flee his path. But Emil doesn't mean to be bad, it's just that trouble - and fun - follow him wherever he goes. A collection of utterly engaging tales from one of the world's best-loved children's authors.

Steve McQueen

The Great Escape

Author: Wes D. Gehring

Publisher: Indiana Historical Society

ISBN: 0871952793

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 5585

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.