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Children of Alcatraz : growing up on the rock

Author: Claire Rudolf Murphy
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English
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Alcatraz Island is one of the most infamous places in American history. The maximum-security prison on the "Rock," once home to criminals like Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly, has long since captured our country's imagination. But what few people realize is that Alcatraz was not only home to criminals--it was home to many children, too! Over the years, the island has been home to the children of Native Americans,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Rudolf Murphy
ISBN: 0802795773 9780802795779
OCLC Number: 65521509
Description: 64 p. : ill. ; 22 x 26 cm.
Contents: Diamond Island before 1854 --
Beacon of light 1854-present --
Post on Alcatraces 1859-1937 --
Military prison 1861-1907 --
Disciplinary barracks 1907-1934 --
U.S. penitentiary, Altracaz 1934-1963 --
Island in transition 1963-1969 --
Indian occupation 1969-1971 --
National historic park 1972-present --
Alcatraz kids grow up --
Further resources --
Alcatraz timeline --
Index.
Responsibility: Claire Rudolf Murphy.
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Alcatraz Island is one of the most infamous places in American history. The maximum-security prison on the "Rock," once home to criminals like Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly, has long since captured our country's imagination. But what few people realize is that Alcatraz was not only home to criminals--it was home to many children, too! Over the years, the island has been home to the children of Native Americans, lighthouse keepers, military soldiers, and prison guards. Imagine playing hide-and-seek in the prison morgue, having a convict as your babysitter, or having Al Capone as your neighbor. This photo-essay profiles generations of children who had the unique opportunity of growing up on this isolated island in San Francisco's shadow. With personal anecdotes, interviews with surviving Alcatraz Kids, historical documents, and archival and family photographs, this book reveals a one-of-a-kind childhood.--From publisher description.

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