Alcatraz: The Gangster Years

Alcatraz: The Gangster Years


Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, Alvin Karpis, "Dock" Barker—these have been quite a few of the mythical "public enemies" for whom America's first supermax legal used to be created. In Alcatraz: The Gangster Years, David Ward brings their tales to existence, besides vibrant bills of the lives of alternative notorious criminals who gone through the prison from 1934 to 1948. Ward, who loved extraordinary entry to FBI, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Federal Parole files, performed interviews with 100 former Alcatraz convicts, guards, and directors to supply this definitive background of "The Rock." Alcatraz is the single publication with authoritative solutions to questions that experience swirled in regards to the felony: How did prisoners cope psychologically with the tough regime? What provoked the protests and moves? How did defense flaws result in the sensational get away makes an attempt? And what occurred while those "habitual, incorrigible" convicts have been eventually published? through shining a gentle at the most famed criminal on this planet, Ward additionally increases well timed questions about modern day supermax prisons.

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