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    DescriptionIn 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.


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    Title
    Escape from Alcatraz
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J.Campbell Bruce
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781580086783
    ISBN 10: 1580086780
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JKVP1
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: B5
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WSTCST, GEOG/CALIFO
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: NC
    Libri: I-NC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC004000, TRU000000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NCALIF, LOCL/CASANF
    BISAC V2.8: SOC030000, HIS036140
    B&T Approval Code: A19904200
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 365/.979461, 365.979461
    BISAC V2.8: TRU003000, TRU004000
    LC classification: HV9474.A4 B7 2005
    Thema V1.0: JKVP
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    TEN SPEED PRESS
    Imprint name
    TEN SPEED PRESS
    Publication date
    30 April 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley CA
    Author Information
    In addition to authoring ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ in 1963 and The Golden Door: The Irony of Our Immigration Policy in 1954, J. CAMPBELL BRUCE was a noted feature writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, a lecturer, and a regular contributor to national magazines. J. Campbell Bruce died in 1996.