George Harsh tells his life story in Lonesome Road, and he led an interesting, if Lonesome, life. Harsh shot a man in a holdup attempted just for kicks, and ended up serving a life sentence on a prison chain gang. He was pardoned after 12 years for saving a man’s life by performing an emergency appendectomy. When released, he ended up in the Canadian Air Force, was shot down over Germany during WWII, and ended up in a Nazi prison camp. He spent the remainder of the war in Stalag Luft III, where he was intrumental in helping engineer “The Great Escape.” Sheesh.
Interesting life, interesting reading. Grade: B.