Mobster Al "Scarface" Capone, "Machine Gun" Kelly, Robert Stroud, aka the Birdman: only the most violent, desperate criminals went to Alcatraz Island, called "The Rock" and known for its harsh conditions. This gripping true crime classic, originally written in 1963 and newly reissued, tells the story of life on The Rock and of 14 ingenious escape attempts by the prisoners. Most notable perhaps was Frank Morris, whose daring plan of escape was the basis for the memorable 1979 Clint Eastwood movie Escape from Alcatraz.More
"Dramatic...thrilling...remarkable." (Los Angeles Times)
"Much more than a prison chronicle, much more than a tale of escape." (Chicago Tribune)
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Four star history
I think it would be easier to read than to listen to, it is more historical than entertaining.
Probably the information on the way they kept the prisoners isolated from each other and without any news on the outside.
I think he did a great job in general.
Prison of the mind.
If you are a history buff than you will like this detailed account of Alcatraz and its detailed account of some notorious inmates.
I want more!
- S. Shelton