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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 criminal was once created. In Alcatraz: The Gangster Years, David Ward brings their tales to lifestyles, in addition to bright bills of the lives of alternative notorious criminals who undergone the prison from 1934 to 1948. Ward, who loved extraordinary entry to FBI, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Federal Parole files, performed interviews with 100 former Alcatraz convicts, guards, and directors to provide this definitive heritage of "The Rock." Alcatraz is the single booklet with authoritative solutions to questions that experience swirled concerning the criminal: How did prisoners cope psychologically with the cruel regime? What provoked the protests and moves? How did protection flaws result in the sensational break out makes an attempt? And what occurred while those "habitual, incorrigible" convicts have been ultimately published? by means of shining a mild at the most renowned felony on the earth, Ward additionally increases well timed questions about modern supermax prisons.

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