Escape from Alcatraz is a non-fiction book, written by J. Campbell Bruce, about the history of Alcatraz Penitentiary and the escape attempts made by the. Escape from Alcatraz book. Read 61 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In , just weeks before the original publication of this bo. In , 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.
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Editorial Reviews. Review. "Dramatic thrilling remarkable " -- Los Angeles Time "Much more This book presents a balanced perspective of Alcatraz beyond just the escape attempts. It is ostensibly based on the Morris Anglin brothers. In , 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. Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin escaped from Alcatraz in and have . Eric Braun has written more than one hundred books for kids and teens, .
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One person found this helpful. Well written thorough summary of key moments in Alcatraz history. While the Clint Eastwood movie was based on this movie, the film took a number of liberties. Reading about the real history is a real pleasure. A great quick read. Decided to get this book after visiting the island last weekend because I was so intrigued with the history of Alcatraz. Just started reading it after finishing up another book. Can't wait to finish it then watch the movie.
It's a great book not very difficult to read. Kindle Edition Verified download. The day after my visit, I downloadd this book. It was fascinating enough and made even more so since I had been there in the same place as the guards, criminals, corruption, and escapes.
A must-read especially if a visit to the island awakens an interest. I thought it would be a good book for info on that breakout. It is much more than that. This book surprised me in two ways. First of all, as a nonfiction book, I did not expect it to be written so that it reads like a novel. It is really well done.
I was captivated from the first by Mr. Bruce's description of Frank Morris being transported to Alcatraz to begin his life there as a prisoner.
I started turning pages and was transported along with the prisoner - through the rain and fog to that dismal prison. The second surprise was all the history Mr.
Bruce put into the book that went way beyond just this one escape. The book turned out to be a real bonus in that regard. He sketches the history of the island and the area, and then goes into some of the background history of Alcatraz. It's a great read all the way around. This book started out a little slow while relating the history leading up to Alcatraz. But became increasingly attention catching. Obviously meticulously researched, Mr.
Bruce held me prisoner from one fascinating story to the next. Alcatraz is an important piece of our history that should not be forgotten. Item as described.
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