By Michael Esslinger

ISBN-10: 0970461429

ISBN-13: 9780970461421

This Kindle publication variation has been thoroughly revised and up to date with new content material together with fresh interviews with James "Whitey" Bulger and a brand new bankruptcy on Mickey Cohen.

NOTE: This publication includes photograph depictions of crime and legal violence.

Alcatraz Island used to be domestic to a couple of the nation's so much infamous criminals. Prisoners comprise Al Capone, Mickey Cohen, James "Whitey" Bulger, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, Robert Stroud- the Birdman of Alcatraz, Alvin Karpis, Henri younger, John and Clarence Anglin, and Roy Gardner. In Michael Esslinger's most up-to-date publication, Letters From Alcatraz, the prisoners' tales come to existence of their personal phrases. With over two decades of analysis, Esslinger, writer of Alcatraz: Definitive historical past of the reformatory Years, has salvaged and compiled a rare choice of inmates' letters, many by no means sooner than released.

Letters from Alcatraz contains:

• A foreword by way of former Alcatraz Officer: Larry Quilligan
• Over 280 photographs depicting inmates and the felony group
• Over one hundred twenty five letters and unique correspondence from inmates either on-and-off the Rock

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How deliciously you could paint him—it would make fascinating reading,—the sort that makes a reader laugh & cry at the same time, for Orion is as good & as ridiculous a soul as ever was. We thought we were going to lose our little Clara yesterday, but the danger is gone, to-day, apparently. Ah, to think of Bayard Taylor! It is too sad to talk about. I was so glad there was not a single sting & so many good praiseful words in the Atlantic’s criticism of Deukalion. Love to you all Yrs Ever Mark. Ï We remain here till middle of March.

Yes, we calculate upon returning to America next August & to Hartford in October. Yrs Truly S. L. Clemens Ï 1879—page 20 To Orion Clemens 9 February 1879 • Munich, Germany (MS: CU-MARK and CtHMTH, #01631) Munich, Feb. 9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 My Dear Bro— I enclose $25 draft for $25 on Hartford. I shall be sincerely glad to hear that you[r] success meets your highest expectations. But I want to caution you earnestly as to one thing.

When that day comes the tramps will as soon go to any other place beginning with H as Hartford. Meaning short-syllable places beginning with H. I wish an experienced tramp would reform; & expose the means by which tramps acquire their surprisingly minute & accurate information about the inside affairs of families. I have in mind the French tramp whom I spoke of a while ago. A young American lady who is visiting us,—I will call her Miss Jones, though that is really not her name,—goes to Madame B.

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