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Where Is Alcatraz

Author : Nico Medina
ISBN : 0606388583
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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For use in schools and libraries only. Escape from the ordinary and break into Alcatraz, America's most famous prison! The island of Alcatraz has always been a place that's fascinated visitors, from the Native American tribes who believed it was home to evil spirits to the Spanish explorers who discovered the island. In modern times, it was a federal prison for only 29 years, but now draws over a million visitors each year. Learn the history of America's most famous prison, from its initial construction as a fort in the 1800s, to its most famous residents such as Al Capone and "Machine Gun" Kelly. Where Is Alcatraz? also chronicles some of the most exciting escape attempts--even one that involved chipping through stone with spoons and constructing rafts out of raincoats!

Alcatraz Versus The Evil Librarians

Author : Brandon Sanderson
ISBN : 9781444006728
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Who knew that libraries were centres for all evil? Alcatraz Smedry, practically the world champion of breaking things, never thought his most boring birthday present - a bag of sand - would get him into this much trouble. Yet now he's fleeing from evil Librarians, releasing dinosaurs to create a diversion in the Fiction section, and learning that clumsiness can be a powerful talent!

Escape From Alcatraz

Author : J. Campbell Bruce
ISBN : 9780307815835
Genre : History
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Alcatraz 1259

Author : William G. Baker
ISBN : 148275407X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"A true account of life at Alcatraz written by a former prisoner." --back cover.

Al Capone Does My Shirts

Author : Gennifer Choldenko
ISBN : 9781408850398
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Moose Flanagan and his family move home, yet again, and become residents of the famous prison island Alcatraz, things get interesting. First of all, they share the island with a few other families and a lot of pretty heavy-duty criminals including Al Capone. And secondly, Moose's sister is starting a new school, which everyone hopes will help her become more integrated with those around her. When Moose comes up with some pretty cunning money-making schemes based on his famous co-residents, he does not count on his sister becoming inadvertently involved. A charming, funny and utterly enchanting book that skillfully and delicately weaves a humorous tale with some important issues.

Murders On Alcatraz

Author : George Devincenzi
ISBN : 0692202285
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Murders on Alcatraz written by George DeVincenzi, Correctional Officer, paints a vivid picture of what it was like to work in the most notorious prison in America. Included in his stories are factual accountings of working with famous inmates like Robert Stroud, Birdman, Waxey Gordon and Machine Gun Kelly. There are many historical photos of Alcatraz, the prisoners, and daily routines of the guards and inmates. George is one of the few remaining guards who is able to recount vividly what life was like on the Rock in the 1950's.

A History Of Alcatraz Island 1853 2008

Author : Gregory L. Wellman
ISBN : 073855815X
Genre : History
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As one of America's most notorious prisons, Alcatraz has been a significant part of California's history for over 155 years. The small, lonely rock, known in sea charts by its Spanish name "Isla de los Alcatraces," or "Island of Pelicans," lay essentially dormant until the 1850s, when the military converted the island into a fortress to protect the booming San Francisco region. Alcatraz served as a pivotal military position until the early 20th century and in 1934 was converted into a federal penitentiary to house some of America's most incorrigible prisoners. The penitentiary closed in 1963, and Alcatraz joined the National Park Service system in 1972. Since then, it has remained a popular attraction as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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