Battle at Alcatraz: A Desperate Attempt to Escape the Rock by Ernest B. LagesonBattle at Alcatraz: A Desperate Attempt to Escape the Rock by Ernest B. Lageson

Battle at Alcatraz: A Desperate Attempt to Escape the Rock

byErnest B. Lageson

Paperback | April 1, 1999

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One of the bloddiest battles in the history of American prisons occurred at Alcatraz in May 1946, when prisoners staged a breakout, obtaining guns from the gun gallery and taking nine guards hostage. The escape attempt was the cumination of months of methodical planning. But, when a last-minute glitch foiled their escape, inmates shot the hostages in effort to leave no witnesses. Before order was restored, thousands of rounds were fired by federal prison personnel and a detachment of the U.S. Marines. Among the guards who survived the shooting was Ernie Lageson, Sr. the author's father. Now in Battle at Alcatrz, author Ernie Lageson Jr. passes on his father's story. Meticulously researched, this compelling story offers an insider's perspective on both the notorious riot and life inside the most infamous prison in America. Eight pages of photos.
Ernie B. Lageson is a retired attorney, nationally recognized for is his work in civil-jury and non jury cases.
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Title:Battle at Alcatraz: A Desperate Attempt to Escape the RockFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.86 inPublished:April 1, 1999Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1886039372

ISBN - 13:9781886039377

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It housed some of the most feared criminals in the world. The Battle of Alcatraz recounts society’s greatest fear-when prisoners in cell block D staged a breakout and took nine guards hostage. Ernest B. Lageson examines the escape plan of 1946, the culmination of months of methodical planning. This desperate attempt to escape "the Rock" is one of the bloodiest battles in the history of Alcatraz.