Breaking the Rock: The Great Escape from Alcatraz

by Jolene Babyak | History | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0961875232 Global Overview for this book
Registered by kittiwake on 5/18/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by kittiwake on Saturday, May 18, 2013
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At 15, Jolene Babyak (Eyewitness on Alcatraz) was living on Alcatraz with her warden father when four prisoners famously attempted escape in 1962, digging through walls and disappearing forever on a homemade raft all except Allen West, who was caught, and to whom Babyak attributes the initial plan. In Breaking the Rock: The Great Escape from Alcatraz, Babyak recounts factors that made the attempt possible including crumbling facilities (due in part to salt-water toilets, whose leaking pipes eroded the concrete walls), new four-man dining tables (providing the escapees with privacy), a closed-down armed-guard tower and endless, painstaking planning by the prisoners. Numerous interviews with inmates and guards who knew the escapees, extensive investigation and Babyak's personal interest in and access to the events distinguish this account. Ninety-six b&w photos.

Released 8 yrs ago (5/18/2013 UTC) at Divine Coffee at the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom


This book was donated to Divine Coffee House at the Galleries of Justice. I have registered it and will take it back to Divine Coffee House sometime in the next week.

Journal Entry 3 by rockratgirl at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, May 12, 2014
Picked this up at Divine Coffee House, will read and then pass on.

Journal Entry 4 by rockratgirl at Hundred Monkeys cafe in Glastonbury, Somerset United Kingdom on Saturday, September 5, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (9/5/2015 UTC) at Hundred Monkeys cafe in Glastonbury, Somerset United Kingdom


Left on the windowsill. Great houmous and gluten-free bread here!!!

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