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Assignment Alcatraz: My Dirty, Wonderful Job
An Insider's look at the prison convicts considered the "end of the line", and the story of a family's life well-lived in its shadow. ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published 2013 by Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
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Having recently visited San Francisco and touring the Island, I instantly became fascinated with Alcatraz. I was very intrigued to learn more about life during the "prison years". While Assignment Alcatraz is a rather brief read, Patrick Mahoney shares snippets of a wide spectrum of topics: violence among the prisoners, details about the prison layout, some of the characters that particularly stood out, island life for families of the correctional officers, and he even included commentary from a ...more
Assignment Alcatraz is a unremarkable book I could not stop reading it. If you like the genre of biographies you will love this book. This book is filled with crazy events that makes readers stuck on it. Assignment Alcatraz showed me my love for reading and I realized how much I love doing it. If you do not like reading I promise this will show you your love for it. As you can see Assignment Alcatraz is a wonderful book