Books: Alcatraz

Alcatraz

Alcatraz

A Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years

By Michael Esslinger

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Alcatraz

Alcatraz

Island of Change

By James P. Delgado

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Alcatraz from Inside

Alcatraz from Inside

The Hard Years 1942-1952

By Jim Quillen

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Birdman

Birdman

The Many Faces of Robert Stroud

By Jolene Babyak

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The story of one of Alcatraz's most famous inmates.

Eyewitness on Alcatraz

Eyewitness on Alcatraz

Life on the Rock As Told by the Guards, Families and Prisoners

By Jolene Babyak

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Fortress Alcatraz: Guardian of the Golden Gate

Fortress Alcatraz: Guardian of the Golden Gate

By John Arturo Martini

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A great history of Alcatraz, with many old photos and stories of the evolution of the island

Robert Cameron

Robert Cameron's Alcatraz

By Robert W. Cameron

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Great pictures of Alctraz, both historic and relatively recent.

In addition to reading books about Alcatraz, be sure to watch the movie from acclaimed film director Michael Bay titled The Rock. Alcatraz, otherwise known as The Rock because of its inherent remote nature and extensive history, offers a terrific setting for films and storylines.