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Birdman of Alcatraz : the story of Robert Stroud

Author: Thomas E Gaddis
Publisher: Bath : Chivers, 1983.
Series: A New Portway book
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sentenced to jail in the age of the kerosene lamp, Robert Stroud was still there well into the age of the H-bomb. In 1909 he was sent to theMcNeil Island penitentiary for murder. Seven years later he knifed a guard at Leavenworth prison, and after four years of legal wranglings, this sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by President Woodrow Wilson. One day he found three sparrows in the exercise yard - this  Read more...
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Named Person: Robert Stroud; Robert Stroud
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Gaddis
ISBN: 0862205263 9780862205263
OCLC Number: 12467416
Notes: Originally published: London : Gollancz, 1956.
Description: 254 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: A New Portway book
Responsibility: Thomas E. Gaddis.

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"Sentenced to jail in the age of the kerosene lamp, Robert Stroud was still there well into the age of the H-bomb. In 1909 he was sent to theMcNeil Island penitentiary for murder. Seven years later he knifed a guard at Leavenworth prison, and after four years of legal wranglings, this sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by President Woodrow Wilson. One day he found three sparrows in the exercise yard - this was to mark the start of a passionate interest in birds. In 1942, Stroud was transferred to the rock island of Alcatraz."--Publisher description.

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