New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
<< Previous bookNext book >>

The Cooler King

(2015)
A non fiction book by

 
The true story of William Ash: Spitfire Pilot, P.O.W. and WWII's Greatest Escaper

When American fighter pilot William Ash's plane was shot down over France in 1942, he was captured by German forces and placed in a Nazi prison camp. Ash, bolstered by the grit and ingenuity he developed during his upbringing in Texas during the Great Depression, would spend the rest of the war defying the Nazis and striving to escape from every POW camp in which they incarcerated him. His thrilling exploits made him the inspiration for Steve McQueen's character in The Great Escape.

Ash's is a saga full of incident and high drama, climaxing in a breakout through a tunnel dug in the latrines of the Oflag XXIB prison camp in Poland - a great untold episode of World War II. Alongside William Ash is a cast of fascinating characters, including Roger Bushell, who would go on to lead the Great Escape, and Paddy Barthropp, a dashing Battle of Britain pilot who became Ash's best friend and shared many of his adventures.

The Cooler King is the uplifting story of one man's extraordinary resilience in the face of impossible odds, and stands as an inspirational testament to the invincible spirit of liberty.

36 b&w photographs

 
Used availability for Patrick Bishop's The Cooler King


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Hardback Editions

March 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: The Cooler King: The True Story of William Ash, the Greatest Escaper of World War II
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 1-4683-1273-1 / 978-1-4683-1273-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : UK Hardback
Title: Cooler King, the: The True Story of William Ash - Spitfire Pilot, P.O.W and Wwii's Greatest Escaper
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 1-78239-022-7 / 978-1-78239-022-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

February 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: The Cooler King: The True Story of William Ash, the Greatest Escaper of World War II
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 1-4683-1433-5 / 978-1-4683-1433-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

May 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Cooler King: The True Story of William Ash - Spitfire Pilot, P.O.W and Wwii's Greatest Escaper
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 1-78239-025-1 / 978-1-78239-025-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

April 2016 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Cooler King
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 1-4079-6046-6 / 978-1-4079-6046-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2016 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Cooler King
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 1-4079-6047-4 / 978-1-4079-6047-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Cooler King
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon   

March 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Cooler King
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Cooler King: The True Story of William Ash, the Greatest Escaper of World War II
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   

September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Cooler King: The True Story of William Ash - The Greatest Escaper of World War II
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon UK   



Search for