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The Resource Children of Alcatraz : growing up on the rock, Claire Rudolf Murphy

Children of Alcatraz : growing up on the rock, Claire Rudolf Murphy

Label
Children of Alcatraz : growing up on the rock
Title
Children of Alcatraz
Title remainder
growing up on the rock
Statement of responsibility
Claire Rudolf Murphy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alcatraz Island is one of the most infamous places in American history. The maximum-security prison on the "Rock," once home to criminals like Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly, has long since captured our country's imagination. But what few people realize is that Alcatraz was not only home to criminals--it was home to many children, too! Over the years, the island has been home to the children of Native Americans, lighthouse keepers, military soldiers, and prison guards. Imagine playing hide-and-seek in the prison morgue, having a convict as your babysitter, or having Al Capone as your neighbor. This photo-essay profiles generations of children who had the unique opportunity of growing up on this isolated island in San Francisco's shadow. With personal anecdotes, interviews with surviving Alcatraz Kids, historical documents, and archival and family photographs, this book reveals a one-of-a-kind childhood.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
979.4/61
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F868.S156
LC item number
M87 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Children of Alcatraz : growing up on the rock, Claire Rudolf Murphy
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 61-62) and index
Control code
ocm65521509
Dimensions
22 x 26 cm.
Extent
64 p.
Isbn
9780802795779
Lccn
2006010588
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)65521509
  • a792921
Label
Children of Alcatraz : growing up on the rock, Claire Rudolf Murphy
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 61-62) and index
Control code
ocm65521509
Dimensions
22 x 26 cm.
Extent
64 p.
Isbn
9780802795779
Lccn
2006010588
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)65521509
  • a792921

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