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 was once created. In Alcatraz: The Gangster Years, David Ward brings their tales to lifestyles, besides shiny debts of the lives of different notorious criminals who gone through the reformatory from 1934 to 1948. Ward, who loved unheard of entry to FBI, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Federal Parole files, 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 concerning the felony: How did prisoners cope psychologically with the tough regime? What provoked the protests and moves? How did safeguard flaws bring about the sensational break out makes an attempt? And what occurred whilst those "habitual, incorrigible" convicts have been eventually published? by means of shining a mild at the most famed criminal on this planet, Ward additionally increases well timed questions on brand new supermax prisons.

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