The Alcatraz Escape Book

The Alcatraz Escape


  • Author : Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781627799645

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The Alcatraz Escape Excerpt :

Sleuthing duo Emily and James tackle their most challenging mystery yet set on the haunting Alcatraz Island in Book 3 of the New York Times bestselling Book Scavenger series! Legendary literary game-maker Garrison Griswold is back in action—this time with “Unlock the Rock.” For his latest game, Griswold has partnered with the famous--and famously reclusive--mystery writer Errol Roy to plan an epic escape room challenge on Alcatraz Island. Emily and James are eager to participate, but the wave of fame they are riding from their recent book-hunting adventures makes them a target. Threatening notes, missing items, and an accident that might not have been an accident have the duo worried that someone is trying to get them out of the game at any cost. When Emily’s brother is caught red-handed and blamed for all the wrong doings, Emily is certain Matthew is being framed. With Matthew’s record on the line, Emily and James can’t afford to leave this mystery uncracked. Christy Ottaviano Books

Escape from Alcatraz Book
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Escape from Alcatraz


  • Author : J. Campbell Bruce
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307815835

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Escape from Alcatraz Excerpt :

In 1963, just weeks before the original publication of this book, the last prisoner was escorted off Devil’s Island and Alcatraz ceased to be a prison. Author J. Campbell Bruce chronicles in spellbinding detail the Rock’s transition from a Spanish fort to the maximum-security penitentiary that housed such infamous inmates as Robert Stroud, aka the Birdman of Alcatraz, and mobster Al “Scarface” Capone. The chapters describing the daring escape attempts by Frank Morris and two accomplices from this “inescapable” prison became the basis for the 1979 Clint Eastwood movie. Discover the intriguing and absorbing saga of Alcatraz, whose name is still synonymous with punitive isolation and deprivation, where America’s most violent and notorious prisoners resided in tortuous proximity to one of the world’s favorite cities. The true-crime classic first published in 1963 is reissued in this special edition. Includes archival photos of the prison and prison life. This story will appeal to Bay Area locals and tourists alike. Alcatraz hosts more than a million visitors each year.

Escape from Alcatraz Book

Escape from Alcatraz


  • Author : Eric Mark Braun
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2017-02-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781515787617

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Escape from Alcatraz Excerpt :

What's more exciting than a prison break? Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin escaped from Alcatraz in 1962 and have never been caught. Many authorities are certain they died crossing San Francisco Bay. Relatives claim they made it to Brazil. The theories of what happened to them are endless. Find out the facts from people who dealt with the men and the case first-hand. This is one mystery you'll definitely want to solve.

Escaping Alcatraz Book

Escaping Alcatraz


  • Author : Michael Esslinger
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-07-18
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 0970461496

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Escaping Alcatraz Excerpt :

In Escaping Alcatraz: The Untold Story of the Greatest Prison Break in American History, Alcatraz Historian Michael Esslinger and David Widner, nephew of the Anglin brothers, both featured in the History Channel documentary Alcatraz: Search for the Truth, have compiled hundreds of photographs, FBI and Bureau of Prisons investigative notes, original source documents from the Anglin family library, inmate case file records, interviews with key convicts and officers, and first-person accounts of officials who investigated the escape to produce one of the most detailed accounts of the famed prison break.NOTE: This book contains graphic depictions and photographs of extreme crime and violence and may not be suitable for all readers.

Breaking the Rock Book
Score: 5
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Breaking the Rock


  • Author : Jolene Babyak
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : NWU:35556033897679

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Breaking the Rock Excerpt :

Investigates the 1962 escape of three prisoners from Alcatraz, paying special attention to the role played by prisoner Allen West, and speculates about whether the men survived their escape attempt.

Unsolved Case Files  Jailbreak at Alcatraz Book
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Unsolved Case Files Jailbreak at Alcatraz


  • Author : Tom Sullivan
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062991560

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Unsolved Case Files Jailbreak at Alcatraz Excerpt :

An ALA Top Ten Best Graphic Novel for Children The second book in this graphic nonfiction series about real FBI cases is a gripping account of an escape from Alcatraz, the infamous island prison. CASE NO. 002: THE ROCK June 12, 1962 SAN FRANCISCO BAY, CALIFORNIA 7:18 A.M. A corrections officer at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary tries to awaken inmate AZ-1441, Frank Morris. But when he shakes the unresponsive man, his head rolls off the pillow and crashes to the floor! Soon the guards realize that Morris and two other inmates, brothers John and Clarence Anglin, had done the seemingly impossible: escaped from the notorious island prison. This is the incredible true story of the daring and inventive escape and a decades-long manhunt in a case that remains unsolved to this day. Comics panels, reproductions of documents from real FBI files, and photos from the investigation combine for a thrilling read for sleuths of all ages. This entry in the Unsolved Case Files series is just as compelling as the first book, Unsolved Case Files: Escape at 10,000 Feet, which Kirkus praised as "compulsively readable."

The Unbreakable Code Book

The Unbreakable Code


  • Author : Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781627796613

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The Unbreakable Code Excerpt :

A New York Times-Bestseller! Could books hidden through Book Scavenger be linked to an arsonist's web of destruction? Find out in Book 2 of Jennifer Chambliss' The Book Scavenger series. Mr. Quisling is definitely up to something mysterious, and Emily and James are on high alert. First, there’s the coded note he drops at a book event. Then they uncover a trail of encrypted messages in Mark Twain-penned books hidden through Book Scavenger. What’s most suspicious is that each hidden book triggers a fire. As the sleuthing friends dig deeper, they discover Mr. Quisling has been hunting a legendary historical puzzle: the Unbreakable Code. This new mystery is irresistible, but Emily and James can’t ignore the signs that Mr. Quisling might be the arsonist. The clock is ticking as the fires multiply, and Emily and James race to crack the code of a lifetime. This title has Common Core connections. A Christy Ottaviano Book

Where Is Alcatraz  Book

Where Is Alcatraz


  • Author : Nico Medina
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451532763

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Where Is Alcatraz Excerpt :

Escape from the ordinary and break into Alcatraz, America's most famous prison! The island of Alcatraz has always been a place that's fascinated visitors, from the Native American tribes who believed it was home to evil spirits to the Spanish explorers who discovered the island. In modern times, it was a federal prison for only 29 years, but now draws over a million visitors each year. Learn the history of America's most famous prison, from its initial construction as a fort in the 1800s, to its most famous residents such as Al Capone and "Machine Gun" Kelly. Where Is Alcatraz? also chronicles some of the most exciting escape attempts—even one that involved chipping through stone with spoons and constructing rafts out of raincoats!

Could You Escape Alcatraz  Book

Could You Escape Alcatraz


  • Author : Eric Mark Braun
  • Publisher : You Choose: Can You Escape
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781543573923

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Could You Escape Alcatraz Excerpt :

Cast as a prisoner in the infamous Alcatraz Penitentiary, the reader's choices determine if escape is possible.

Alcatraz from Inside Book

Alcatraz from Inside


  • Author : Jim Quillen
  • Publisher : Golden Gate National Park Assn
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 0962520616

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Alcatraz from Inside Excerpt :

In this fascinating autobiographical account, Jim Quillen tells the amazing story of his decade incarcerated in America's most infamous prison -- how he got there, how he stayed alive inside, and, most important, how he found the inspiration and courage to get out.

Prisoner 1082  Escape from Crumlin Road Prison  Europe s Alcatraz Book

Prisoner 1082 Escape from Crumlin Road Prison Europe s Alcatraz


  • Author : Donal Donnelly
  • Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Release Date : 2010-03-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848890671

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Prisoner 1082 Escape from Crumlin Road Prison Europe s Alcatraz Excerpt :

On St Stephen’s Day 1960 Dónal Donnelly made his dramatic escape from the prison known as ‘Europe’s Alcatraz’. Three years earlier, the teenage Dónal had been convicted of membership of the IRA in the first year of ‘Operation Harvest’. He was sentenced to ten years. Here he reflects on why he came to be on top of a prison wall risking his life. This is the story of a man who overcame the hurdles of his early years to live a successful, happy life.

Inside Alcatraz Book
Score: 5
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Inside Alcatraz


  • Author : Jim Quillen
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-01-15
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473518483

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Inside Alcatraz Excerpt :

Each day we saw the outside world in all its splendour, and each day that view served as a reminder that we had wasted and ruined our lives. Jim Quillen, AZ586 - a runaway, problem child and petty thief - was jailed several times before his twentieth birthday. In August 1942, after escaping from San Quentin, he was arrested on the run and sentenced to forty-five years in prison, and later transferred to Alcatraz. This is the true story of life inside America's most notorious prison - from terrifying times in solitary confinement to daily encounters with 'the Birdman', and what really happened during the desperate and deadly 1946 escape attempt.

Breakout  Book
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Breakout


  • Author : Lori Haskins
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 0679881204

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Breakout Excerpt :

An account of the 1962 attempted escape from Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary by Frank Lee Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Anglin, and the ensuing search for the missing convicts.

Frank Morris  The Man Who Escaped Alcatraz Book

Frank Morris The Man Who Escaped Alcatraz


  • Author : Tucker Senter
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2019-11-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN 10 : 9781794748644

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Frank Morris The Man Who Escaped Alcatraz Excerpt :

The Story of famed robber, Frank Lee Morris (My cousin). In this tale you will hear the story of a man trying to get out of "The Rock", "Hell-Catraz," by some, or just Alcatraz. What started as a short story turned into a few years long research project. A project in which I, myself learned things about my cousin. I hope every body loves the tale of Frank. Any comments can be sent to Frank Morris and Friends of Alcatraz on Facebook.

Battle at Alcatraz Book

Battle at Alcatraz


  • Author : Ernest Lageson
  • Publisher : Addicus Books
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781936374588

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Battle at Alcatraz Excerpt :

One of the bloddiest battles in the history of American prisons occurred at Alcatraz in May 1946, when prisoners staged a breakout, obtaining guns from the gun gallery and taking nine guards hostage. The escape attempt was the cumination of months of methodical planning. But, when a last-minute glitch foiled their escape, inmates shot the hostages in effort to leave no witnesses. Before order was restored, thousands of rounds were fired by federal prison personnel and a detachment of the U.S. Marines. Among the guards who survived the shooting was Ernie Lageson, Sr. the author's father. Now in Battle at Alcatrz, author Ernie Lageson Jr. passes on his father's story. Meticulously researched, this compelling story offers an insider's perspective on both the notorious riot and life inside the most infamous prison in America. Eight pages of photos.