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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 existence, besides brilliant money owed of the lives of alternative notorious criminals who undergone the reformatory from 1934 to 1948. Ward, who loved unparalleled entry to FBI, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Federal Parole files, carried out interviews with 100 former Alcatraz convicts, guards, and directors to supply this definitive historical past of "The Rock." Alcatraz is the one ebook with authoritative solutions to questions that experience swirled concerning the legal: How did prisoners cope psychologically with the cruel regime? What provoked the protests and moves? How did protection flaws bring about the sensational break out makes an attempt? And what occurred whilst those "habitual, incorrigible" convicts have been ultimately published? through shining a gentle at the most famed criminal on the earth, Ward additionally increases well timed questions on modern supermax prisons.

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