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Author Ward, David A.

Title Alcatraz : the gangster years / David A. Ward ; with Gene Kassebaum.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    365.9794 WAR    Claims Retd
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    365.97946 WAR    Available
Description xxvii, 548 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., map, ports. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 467-522) and index.
Contents Part I, Alcatraz from 1934 to 1948. The federal government's war on "public enemies" -- A new form of imprisonment -- Selecting the "worst of the worst" -- The program -- Organized resistance : a regime tested -- Finding a hole in the rock : the first escape attempts -- Alcatraz on trial -- The war years -- The battle of Alcatraz -- Part II, Life on the rock for resisters and public enemies. Resistance and adaptation -- Outlaws among outlaws -- Celebrity prisoners -- Part III, Alcatraz as as experiment in penal policy. Return to the free world -- Lessons from Alcatraz for supermax prisons.
Subject United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island, California.
Prisons -- California -- Alcatraz Island -- History.
Alcatraz Island (Calif.) -- History.
Added Author Kassebaum, Gene G.
ISBN 9780520256071 (alk. paper)
0520256077 (alk. paper)

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