Alcatraz The Gangster Years

ISBN-10: 0520265963

ISBN-13: 9780520265967

Edition: 2010

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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 5/19/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 584
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

David Ward was born in Montreal and grew up in Vancouver. He was an elementary school teacher for eleven years before completing his master's degree. He is the author of the Grassland trilogy and is a writer and university instructor in children's literature. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and their three children.

Introduction: Reconstructing the Life of a Prison
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
Life on the Rock for Resisters and Public Enemies
Resistance and Adaptation
Outlaws among Outlaws
Celebrity Prisoners
Alcatraz As an Experiment in Penal Policy
Return to the Free World
Lessons from Alcatraz for Supermax Prisons
Bibliographic Commentary
About the Authors
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