The Resource Alcatraz : the gangster years, David A. Ward ; with Gene Kassebaum, (electronic resource)

Alcatraz : the gangster years, David A. Ward ; with Gene Kassebaum, (electronic resource)

Label
Alcatraz : the gangster years
Title
Alcatraz
Title remainder
the gangster years
Statement of responsibility
David A. Ward ; with Gene Kassebaum
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, Alvin Karpis, "Dock" Barker--these were just a few of the legendary "public enemies" for whom America's first supermax prison was created. In Alcatraz: The Gangster Years, David Ward brings their stories to life, along with vivid accounts of the lives of other infamous criminals who passed through the penitentiary from 1934 to 1948. Ward, who enjoyed unprecedented access to FBI, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Federal Parole records, conducted interviews with one hundred former Alcatraz convicts, guards, and administrators to produce this definitive history
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ward, David A
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9474.A53
LC item number
W37 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • ebrary
  • Kassebaum, Gene G
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island, California
  • Alcatraz / Zuchthaus
  • United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island, California
  • United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island, California
  • Prisons
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • Prisons
  • Alcatraz Island (Calif.)
  • California
Label
Alcatraz : the gangster years, David A. Ward ; with Gene Kassebaum, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 467-522) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 548 p., [32] p. of plates)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780520942981
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612772481
Other physical details
ill., map, ports.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 277248
  • 22573/cttt3g78
System control number
  • (OCoLC)669509051
  • (OCoLC)ocn669509051
Label
Alcatraz : the gangster years, David A. Ward ; with Gene Kassebaum, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 467-522) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 548 p., [32] p. of plates)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780520942981
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612772481
Other physical details
ill., map, ports.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 277248
  • 22573/cttt3g78
System control number
  • (OCoLC)669509051
  • (OCoLC)ocn669509051

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