The Escape from Alcatraz

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You won't find the Bermuda Triangle on the map. Is it real? Hijacker D. B. Cooper parachuted into the wilderness. Will we ever catch him? Crop circles occur all over the world. How are they created? Put on your detective hat and uncover the facts and myths about Unsolved Mysteries. Learn how scientists, theorists, and others have examined the evidence of each case, sighting, killing, or disappearance. Discover the current standings of each investigation and weigh the data for yourself. Can you find a new lead, or...

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Overview

You won't find the Bermuda Triangle on the map. Is it real? Hijacker D. B. Cooper parachuted into the wilderness. Will we ever catch him? Crop circles occur all over the world. How are they created? Put on your detective hat and uncover the facts and myths about Unsolved Mysteries. Learn how scientists, theorists, and others have examined the evidence of each case, sighting, killing, or disappearance. Discover the current standings of each investigation and weigh the data for yourself. Can you find a new lead, or will these cases remain Unsolved Mysteries?

Books In This Set

The Bermuda Triangle

The Boston Strangler

Crop Circles

The D. B. Cooper Hijacking

The Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

The Escape from Alcatraz

The Existence of Sasquatch and Yeti

Jack the Ripper

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leona Illig
In 1962 three prisoners escaped from Alcatraz; their fates are still unknown. This book, part of the "Unsolved Mysteries" series, explains how the convicts planned and executed their escape and what might have happened to them. It delves into the history of Alcatraz: how it evolved from a fortress into a maximum-security prison, and how massive construction and security systems were built into its architecture. The gruesome conditions inside the prison are not whitewashed, and neither are the case histories of the inmates. Readers will learn about murders, bloody fights, and drownings, not to mention serial killers and vicious racists. There is no redemption in the pages of this book. The examination of the 1962 escape, and the photographs of the evidence, is impressive. The event is not sensationalized; instead, the facts are carefully presented. The aftermath of the escape—what might have happened to the prisoners—is also dealt with in a serious, non-melodramatic fashion. All of the various scenarios are presented, and defenders and detractors of each are given their say. At the back of the book are a number of additional resources, including a list of tools used by the convicts and the FBI, a timeline of the history of Alcatraz and a glossary. The research that went into this book is excellent, and footnotes are provided to document some of the material. The book could have benefitted from additional editing (the first section, which describes the escape, is saturated with cliches, and the font used for the chapter headers is a little too whimsical for this kind of material). For readers who want to learn about this super-prison and the famous escape, this book fits the bill. Adults could use the book to promote discussion with children on criminals and the prison system. Reviewer: Leona Illig
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617833038
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 12/15/2011
  • Series: Unsolved Mysteries Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 939,000
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie Watson

STEPHANIE WATSON is an independent scholar who has written and contributed to numerous works, including World of Genetics and Science and Its Times. She is the author of The Urinary System, and coauthor of The Endocrine System, both in Greenwood's Human Body Systems series.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Escape from the Rock 6

Chapter 2 The History of Alcatraz 12

Chapter 3 Life on the Rock 20

Chapter 4 Security on Alcatraz 30

Chapter 5 Escape Attempts 38

Chapter 6 The Players 50

Chapter 7 The Plan 58

Chapter 8 Breaking Out 72

Chapter 9 The Investigation 78

Chapter 10 Did They Make It? 88

Tools and Clues 96

Timeline 98

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 109

About the Author 112

About the Content Consultant 112

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