Inside Alcatraz: My Time on the Rock (Paperback)Jim Quillen (author)
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Each day we saw the outside world in all its splendour, and each day that view served as a reminder that we had wasted and ruined our lives.
Jim Quillen, AZ586 - a runaway, problem child and petty thief - was jailed several times before his twentieth birthday. In August 1942, after escaping from San Quentin, he was arrested on the run and sentenced to forty-five years in prison, and later transferred to Alcatraz.
This is the true story of life inside America's most notorious prison - from terrifying times in solitary confinement to daily encounters with 'the Birdman', and what really happened during the desperate and deadly 1946 escape attempt.
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
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“Granted Parole due to good storytelling”
Very honestly portrayed and doesn't try too hard to over dramatise. Truly interesting and understandably the 3 day siege provides the book's major highlight.
“Great true crime”
Really enjoyed this book! Highly recommend for true crime fans!
The book has some interesting parts but I felt the author was a bit self-pitying despite having a truly horrendous criminal record, so it was hard to sympathise with him.
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