Escape From Alcatraz
Escape From Alcatraz
J. Campbell Bruce



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.

Title Escape From Alcatraz
Author J. Campbell Bruce
Publisher Ten Speed Press
Title First Published 30 April 2005
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 228 p.
ISBN-10 1580086780
ISBN-13 9781580086783
Publication Date 30 April 2005
Main content page count 228
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $14.99
 


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