Mysteries Unwrapped

Mysteries Unwrapped

The Secrets of Alcatraz

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When most people hear the name Alcatraz, the first thing they think of is the escape-proof penitentiary that housed America’s toughest criminals. But the small island known as ?The Rock” has a long and fascinating history. Since its discovery in 1775, Alcatraz has also served as a fortress to protect the western United States from invasion, a Civil War-era military prison, and a symbol of defiance for American Indians in the 1960s. Today, it has become a national park. With this book, young readers will go back to the island’s humble beginnings and follow its transformations through the years. They’ll meet the legendary Birdman and other notorious prisoners, learn about some famous ?great escapes,” and more.

Baker & Taylor
Explores the history of the toughest penitentiary in America, explaining the daily lives of the prisoners, discussing the many attempted escapes from the island, and profiling famous prisoners incarcerated there.

Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., c2008
ISBN: 9781402735912
Branch Call Number: 365.97946 SLO
Characteristics: 88 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cochran, Josh


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Sep 19, 2011

very good book! Tells you a lot obout the history of Alcatraz and the secrets behind it such as the famous escapes. A good book to read if you are just curious about Alcatraz or if you are/already went there.

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