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Escape from Alcatraz

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Publisher Comments:

In 1963, just weeks before the original publication of this book, the last prisoner was escorted off Devil’s Island and Alcatraz ceased to be a prison. Author J. Campbell Bruce chronicles in spellbinding detail the Rock’s transition from a Spanish fort to the maximum-security penitentiary that housed such infamous inmates as Robert Stroud, aka the Birdman of Alcatraz, and mobster Al “Scarface” Capone. The chapters describing the daring escape attempts by Frank Morris and two accomplices from this “inescapable” prison became the basis for the 1979 Clint Eastwood movie. Discover the intriguing and absorbing saga of Alcatraz, whose name is still synonymous with punitive isolation and deprivation, where America’s most violent and notorious prisoners resided in tortuous proximity to one of the world’s favorite cities.
  • The true-crime classic first published in 1963 is reissued in this special edition.
  • Includes archival photos of the prison and prison life.
  • This story will appeal to Bay Area locals and tourists alike.
  • Alcatraz hosts more than a million visitors each year.
  • Synopsis:

    The true-crime classic first published in 1963 is reissued in this special edition. Bruce chronicles in spell-binding detail the Rock's transition from a Spanish fort to the maximum-security penitentiary that housed such famous inmates as the Birdman of Alcatraz and Al Capone.

    About the Author

    In addition to authoring ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ in 1963 and The Golden Door: The Irony of Our Immigration Policy in 1954, J. CAMPBELL BRUCE was a noted feature writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, a lecturer, and a regular contributor to national magazines. J. Campbell Bruce died in 1996.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9781580086783
    Author:
    Bruce, J Campbell
    Publisher:
    Ten Speed Press
    Author:
    Bruce, J. Campbell
    Author:
    Campbell Bruce, J.
    Subject:
    General
    Subject:
    United states
    Subject:
    Penology
    Subject:
    United states penitentiary, alcatraz island,
    Subject:
    Murder - General
    Subject:
    United States - State & Local - West
    Subject:
    General True Crime
    Subject:
    Crime - True Crime
    Copyright:
    Edition Description:
    Trade paper
    Publication Date:
    20050431
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Y
    Pages:
    240
    Dimensions:
    9 x 6 x .6 in .75 lb

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