Download e-book for iPad: Alcatraz: History and Design of an Icon by Ira Nadel, Donald MacDonald

By Ira Nadel, Donald MacDonald

ISBN-10: 1452113106

ISBN-13: 9781452113104

Shrouded in secret and wealthy with background, Alcatraz attracts over 1000000 viewers every year. This enlightening quantity offers the 1st whole background of Alcatraz instructed via its structure. In pleasant illustrations and obtainable textual content, authors Donald MacDonald and Ira Nadel exhibit the layout judgements that experience formed the island from its first brick and masonry castle to the notorious concrete cellblock, to the panorama layout of its modern gardens and chicken sanctuaries. jam-packed with fascinating proof all through, this little treasure permits an extraordinary glimpse into the lifetime of the island.

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To many, the Rock took on the look of an announced on radio that the government would build a new ocean liner. ” When the army deactivated the military facility, most ing this time did not wear striped convict’s uniforms, and they of the prisoners transferred to either the federal prison in appeared curiously disarrayed for a military complex. A large Leavenworth, Kansas, or Fort Jay in New Jersey. But thirty-two P on the back of the shirts, jackets, and hats of their obsolete of the worst offenders remained behind, now in the care of the military uniforms identified the military prisoners.

The first in 1936 by Joseph Bowers.

The Bureau of Prisons summarized this Warden James A. Johnston, a former lawyer, banker, head as a “maximum-security, minimum-privilege” institution. To of Folsom State Prison, and warden at San Quentin, installed this end, all administrative personnel were required to live on new security: elevated gun galleries at the end of the cellhouse, Opposite: Figure 42 Below: Figure 43 55 CHAPTER 4 electronically controlled gates and everything. Realizing that the doors, metal detectors, tear-gas grayness was the greatest com- canisters in the ceiling of the din- plaint—not the wind, cold, or ing hall, (Figures 44–45) barbed wire isolation—Johnston had larger atop a cyclone fence that encircled prison spaces painted in lively the prison, and warning signs colors.

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