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The Cooler King

(2015)
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The Cooler King tells the astonishing story of William Ash, an American flier, who after being shot down in his Spitfire over France in early 1942 spent the rest of the war striving to escape from every prisoner of war camp in which he was incarcerated. It is a saga full of high drama, climaxing in a break out via a tunnel dug in the latrines of the Oflag XXIB prison camp in Poland.

Alongside William Ash is a cast of fascinating characters including Douglas Bader and Roger Bushell, who would go on to lead the Great Escape. Patrick Bishop vividly recreates the multiple escape attempts, while also analysing the passion that drove some prisoners to risk death in repeated bids for freedom.

 
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Used availability for Patrick Bishop's The Cooler King


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Hardback Editions

March 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: The Cooler King: The True Story of William Ash - The Greatest Escaper of World War II
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 1-78239-022-7 / 978-1-78239-022-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Cooler King: The True Story of William Ash - The Greatest Escaper of World War II
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 1-78239-025-1 / 978-1-78239-025-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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
thumbTitle: The Cooler King
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon   

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

Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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   


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