Alcatraz: The Gangster Years by David Ward,Gene Kassebaum

By David Ward,Gene Kassebaum

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 felony used to be created. In Alcatraz: The Gangster Years, David Ward brings their tales to lifestyles, besides vibrant bills of the lives of different notorious criminals who undergone the reformatory from 1934 to 1948. Ward, who loved unparalleled entry to FBI, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Federal Parole documents, carried out interviews with 100 former Alcatraz convicts, guards, and directors to supply this definitive heritage of "The Rock." Alcatraz is the single booklet with authoritative solutions to questions that experience swirled in regards to the criminal: How did prisoners cope psychologically with the tough regime? What provoked the protests and moves? How did safety flaws result in the sensational break out makes an attempt? And what occurred while those "habitual, incorrigible" convicts have been ultimately published? through shining a mild at the most famed felony on the planet, Ward additionally increases well timed questions on trendy supermax prisons.

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