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Escape from Alcatraz
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0891740031, Paperback)Mobster Al "Scarface" Capone, "Machine Gun" Kelly, Robert Stroud aka the Birdman: only the most violent, desperate criminals went to Alcatraz Island, called "The Rock" and known for its harsh conditions. This gripping true crime classic, originally written in 1963 and newly reissued, tells the story of life on The Rock and of fourteen ingenious escape attempts by the prisoners. Most notable perhaps was Frank Morris, whose daring plan of escape was the basis for the memorable 1979 Clint Eastwood movie Escape from Alcatraz.
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In 1963 the last prisoner was escorted off Devil's Island and Alcatraz ceased to be a prison. J Campbell Bruce chronicles the islands transition from Spanish fort to a maximum-security penitentiary.
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