Escape from Alcatraz

Escape from Alcatraz

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.

Author: J. Campbell Bruce

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9780307815835

Category: History

Page: 240

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In 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.
Categories: History

Escape from Alcatraz

Escape from Alcatraz

Put on your detective hat and uncover the facts and myths about the escape from Alcatraz.

Author: Stephanie Watson

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781614784685

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 458

Put on your detective hat and uncover the facts and myths about the escape from Alcatraz. Topics discussed include the history of Alcatraz Island and the prison located in San Francisco Bay, just offshore California, life and security in the prison, unsuccessful escape attempts, the men involved in the great escape, details of the escape plot, the investigation and search, and theories about what happened to the men who escaped. Features include a Tools and Clues section that highlights research tools, technology, and investigative methods, a timeline, a glossary, selected bibliography, further readings, places to visit, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Escaping Alcatraz

Escaping Alcatraz

In Escaping Alcatraz: The Untold Story of the Greatest Prison Break in American History, Alcatraz Historian Michael Esslinger and David Widner, nephew of the Anglin brothers, both featured in the History Channel documentary Alcatraz: Search ...

Author: Michael Esslinger

Publisher:

ISBN: 0970461453

Category: Alcatraz Island (Calif.)

Page: 416

View: 508

In Escaping Alcatraz: The Untold Story of the Greatest Prison Break in American History, Alcatraz Historian Michael Esslinger and David Widner, nephew of the Anglin brothers, both featured in the History Channel documentary Alcatraz: Search for the Truth, have compiled hundreds of photographs, FBI and Bureau of Prisons investigative notes, original source documents from the Anglin family library, inmate case file records, interviews with key convicts and officers, and first-person accounts of officials who investigated the escape to produce one of the most detailed accounts of the famed prison break.NOTE: This book contains graphic depictions and photographs of extreme crime and violence and may not be suitable for all readers.
Categories: Alcatraz Island (Calif.)

Escape from Alcatraz

Escape from Alcatraz

The terrible prison of Alcatraz was on an island in San Francisco Bay. "Nobody can escape from Alcatraz," said the guard. Jerry O'Brian wanted to get off the island, but how?

Author: Dorothy Priest

Publisher: Alfaguara Infantil

ISBN: 8466804706

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 269

The terrible prison of Alcatraz was on an island in San Francisco Bay. "Nobody can escape from Alcatraz," said the guard. Jerry O'Brian wanted to get off the island, but how? Jerry and Jeff, another prisoner, decided that the only way to escape from the prison was by air! An impossible idea-they weren't birds! But they did escape.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Breaking the Rock

Breaking the Rock

Investigates the 1962 escape of three prisoners from Alcatraz, paying special attention to the role played by prisoner Allen West, and speculates about whether the men survived their escape attempt.

Author: Jolene Babyak

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556033897679

Category: True Crime

Page: 275

View: 884

Investigates the 1962 escape of three prisoners from Alcatraz, paying special attention to the role played by prisoner Allen West, and speculates about whether the men survived their escape attempt.
Categories: True Crime

Could You Escape Alcatraz

Could You Escape Alcatraz

Cast as a prisoner in the infamous Alcatraz Penitentiary, the reader's choices determine if escape is possible.

Author: Eric Mark Braun

Publisher: You Choose: Can You Escape

ISBN: 9781543575613

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 486

Cast as a prisoner in the infamous Alcatraz Penitentiary, the reader's choices determine if escape is possible.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Breakout

Breakout

An account of the 1962 attempted escape from Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary by Frank Lee Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Anglin, and the ensuing search for the missing convicts.

Author: Lori Haskins

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0679881204

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 360

An account of the 1962 attempted escape from Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary by Frank Lee Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Anglin, and the ensuing search for the missing convicts.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Summary and Analysis of Escape from Alcatraz The True Crime Classic

Summary and Analysis of Escape from Alcatraz  The True Crime Classic

This short summary and analysis of Escape from Alcatraz by J. Campbell Bruce includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding ...

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504044202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 30

View: 878

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Escape from Alcatraz tells you what you need to know—before or after you read J. Campbell Bruce’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Escape from Alcatraz by J. Campbell Bruce includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Escape from Alcatraz by J. Campbell Bruce: A true crime classic, Escape from Alcatraz recounts the history of the infamous prison on Alcatraz Island and the many men who risked their lives trying to escape it. Bruce’s book brings to life the grim, gruesome conditions of life in lockup on Alcatraz, and the prisoners who lived there—from notorious gangster Al “Scarface” Capone to robber Frank Lee Morris, the architect of Alcatraz’s most audacious escape. More than a tale of prison break, Escape from Alcatraz is a scathing indictment of a penal system that strives for dehumanization, rather than rehabilitation, of its prisoners. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Escape from Alcatraz

Escape from Alcatraz

Depending on the severity of the crime for which the offender was originally imprisoned, an attempted jail break can result in a significantly longer sentence.The cases covered in this volume are a combination of those prisoners who went to ...

Author: Roger Harrington

Publisher:

ISBN: 1521591202

Category:

Page: 107

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ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ: True Stories of Jail Breaks and Great Escapes Despite their place in popular culture, jail breaks are an incredibly daring prospect for any criminal to undertake. In most countries, escaping from jail is a very serious offence and will certainly result in a harsher punishment once the subject has been re-captured. Depending on the severity of the crime for which the offender was originally imprisoned, an attempted jail break can result in a significantly longer sentence. The cases covered in this volume are a combination of those prisoners who went to extreme lengths in order to free themselves from the confines of jail, those who broke free as a declaration of their innocence, and those who simply pounded at the first opportunity to escape. The fascination of each case cannot be over-stated, as well as the unimaginable bravery and audacity each one required.
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Escape from Alcatraz

Escape from Alcatraz

Relatives claim they made it to Brazil. The theories of what happened to them are endless. Find out the facts from people who dealt with the men and the case first-hand. This is one mystery you'll definitely want to solve.

Author: Eric Mark Braun

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781515787617

Category:

Page: 112

View: 321

What's more exciting than a prison break? Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin escaped from Alcatraz in 1962 and have never been caught. Many authorities are certain they died crossing San Francisco Bay. Relatives claim they made it to Brazil. The theories of what happened to them are endless. Find out the facts from people who dealt with the men and the case first-hand. This is one mystery you'll definitely want to solve.
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Still Water

Still Water

This book was written by the son of J. Campbell Bruce, author of the book "Escape from Alcatraz" upon which the movie of the same name, starring Clint Eastwood, was based.

Author: Kevin Ronald Bruce

Publisher:

ISBN: 0615648355

Category: Alcatraz Island (Calif.)

Page: 230

View: 449

On June 11, 1962, three men tunneled out of their cells, gained access to the cell-block roof, lowered themselves to the ground, and made their way to the shore of the Alcatraz Island. Clinging to an improvised raft they slipped out into the dark waters of the bay. They were never seen again. Their escape resulted in one of the most extensive manhunts in history. The pundits agreed that they could not have survived the cold waters and strong tides of the San Francisco Bay. The authorities finally concluded that since there was no trace of them, they must have died. They were wrong. This intriguing biographical book reveals what really happened after the infamous escapees left Alcatraz, how they eluded the authorities, and the fascinating lives they have led since they disappeared. This book was written by the son of J. Campbell Bruce, author of the book "Escape from Alcatraz" upon which the movie of the same name, starring Clint Eastwood, was based. Read the remarkable story of what really happened....after the escape from Alcatraz.
Categories: Alcatraz Island (Calif.)

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

will probably be both cheered and dismayed by Escape From Alcatraz, starring
Clint Eastwood. Cheered because Siegel is working again with happy-beaver
relentlessness and force after a number of halfhearted or inferior projects (The
Black ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 112

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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The Secrets of Alcatraz

The Secrets of Alcatraz

Explores the history of the toughest penitentiary in America, explaining the daily lives of the prisoners, discussing the many attempted escapes from the island, and profiling famous prisoners incarcerated there.

Author: Susan Sloate

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402735912

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 88

View: 308

Explores the history of the toughest penitentiary in America, explaining the daily lives of the prisoners, discussing the many attempted escapes from the island, and profiling famous prisoners incarcerated there.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Alcatraz Escape

The Alcatraz Escape

Legendary literary game-maker Garrison Griswold is back in action—this time with “Unlock the Rock.” For his latest game, Griswold has partnered with the famous--and famously reclusive--mystery writer Errol Roy to plan an epic escape ...

Author: Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 9781627799645

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 787

Sleuthing duo Emily and James tackle their most challenging mystery yet set on the haunting Alcatraz Island in Book 3 of the New York Times bestselling Book Scavenger series! Legendary literary game-maker Garrison Griswold is back in action—this time with “Unlock the Rock.” For his latest game, Griswold has partnered with the famous--and famously reclusive--mystery writer Errol Roy to plan an epic escape room challenge on Alcatraz Island. Emily and James are eager to participate, but the wave of fame they are riding from their recent book-hunting adventures makes them a target. Threatening notes, missing items, and an accident that might not have been an accident have the duo worried that someone is trying to get them out of the game at any cost. When Emily’s brother is caught red-handed and blamed for all the wrong doings, Emily is certain Matthew is being framed. With Matthew’s record on the line, Emily and James can’t afford to leave this mystery uncracked. Christy Ottaviano Books
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Frank Morris The Man Who Escaped Alcatraz

Frank Morris  The Man Who Escaped Alcatraz

The Story of famed robber, Frank Lee Morris (My cousin). In this tale you will hear the story of a man trying to get out of "The Rock", "Hell-Catraz," by some, or just Alcatraz.

Author: Tucker Senter

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781794748644

Category: History

Page: 50

View: 658

The Story of famed robber, Frank Lee Morris (My cousin). In this tale you will hear the story of a man trying to get out of "The Rock", "Hell-Catraz," by some, or just Alcatraz. What started as a short story turned into a few years long research project. A project in which I, myself learned things about my cousin. I hope every body loves the tale of Frank. Any comments can be sent to Frank Morris and Friends of Alcatraz on Facebook.
Categories: History

Breakout

Breakout

Author: Lori Haskins Houran

Publisher:

ISBN: 1932519238

Category: Escapes

Page: 41

View: 612

Categories: Escapes

Prisoners of the Poison Sea

Prisoners of the Poison Sea

After a recent daring escape attempt, Zak Nine and his Quom friend Erro are imprisoned in the most inescapable region of Alcatraz.

Author: Michael Dahl

Publisher: Stone Arch Books

ISBN: 9781496583192

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 313

After a recent daring escape attempt, Zak Nine and his Quom friend Erro are imprisoned in the most inescapable region of Alcatraz. The boys are locked in separate cages, hovering at the end of unbreakable chains over a boiling sea of poison. How will the boys escape their latest dilemma? Even if they break out of their cells, how will they travel across the venomous waters to safety? It's the most perilous adventure yet as the boys try to escape from Planet Alcatraz.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Ghosts and Legends of Alcatraz

Ghosts and Legends of Alcatraz

Join Bob Davis and Brian Clune as they explore chilling tales of death, murder and savagery from America's Devil's Island.

Author: Bob Davis and Brian Clune

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467143875

Category: History

Page: 144

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Alcatraz is one of the most infamous prisons in the world. Evil spirits, unknown beasts, vicious murderers and an untold number of ghosts all are said to reside on this tiny island in San Francisco Bay. Rufus McCain, who died a brutal death at the hands of a fellow inmate, is said to roam the grounds, and the basement cells used for solitary confinement were rumored to be so frightening that inmates who endured one stint never wanted to go back. Multiple escape attempts were thwarted, including two attempts by Sam Shockley, who was later executed with fellow inmate Miran Thomson. Join Bob Davis and Brian Clune as they explore chilling tales of death, murder and savagery from America's Devil's Island.
Categories: History