2 Copies of the 1973 Non-fiction Book “The 10 Second Jail Break” Signed by Eliot Asinof.
Lot 387. 2 Copies of the 1973 Non-fiction Book “The 10 Second Jail Break” Signed by Eliot Asinof. This book is subtitled “The Helicopter Escape of Joel David Kaplan,” an American businessman and possible espionage agent imprisoned in Mexico for killing his business partner. Kaplan, who maintained his innocence, escaped from a Mexican prison by helicopter and returned to the U.S. Asinof tells Kaplan’s story with Warren Hinckle, former editor of “Ramparts” magazine, and William Turner, a former FBI Agent. Both books are hardbacks, one in English, and the other, in Japanese. Asinof placed a gem mint 10 signature in each; the autograph in the Japanese book is personalized. Both signatures are PSA/DNA Pre-Certified. The 1973 U.S. book is a stated first edition, nm with a g-vg dust jacket. The Japanese book is nm, and the dust jacket, ex. A panel added to the dj is vg. The 1975 film “Breakout” starring Charles Bronson was loosely based on Asinof’s book. Minimum Bid $20.