Zero Night, The Untold Story of World War Two’s Greatest Escape by Mark Felton; 2014; $25.99; 299 pages; Thomas Dunne Books, New York, NY; 978-1-250-07374-7; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Midland; 3/27/16-3/29/16

An escape unlike any other from a camp deep inside Germany by a group of English and other commonwealth officers.  Think The Great Escape with no Americans involved and going over the wire instead of under it.  Felton uses some interviews with some of the escapees and their memoirs to document every step of their  captivity  from  their initial captures to their  final escape and freedom for a few.  It is an exciting and riveting account of many men working together, some of whom wouldn’t actually be involved directly in the escape.

Grade A