Jailbreak at Alcatraz

Jailbreak at Alcatraz

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The second book in a new graphic nonfiction series about real unsolved cases, this time detailing an astonishing jailbreak from Alcatraz—America’s most secure prison at the time.

In 1962, Frank Morris and brothers John and Clarence Anglin devised one of the most involved and innovative plans to escape Alcatraz, a prison on an island in the San Francisco Bay, known for housing some of the country’s most dangerous criminals. Right under the noses of the guards they cut holes in their cell walls, crafted fake heads out of papier-maché as decoys, and constructed a raft out of raincoats, then successfully vanished one night. But after decades of false leads and dead ends, the fate of these escapees remains a mystery.

This second book in a new graphic nonfiction series draws from primary source materials including contemporaneous FBI files that draw readers into the investigation. Sullivan combines comics panels that evoke the drama of the events with reproductions of documents and photos, for a truly propulsive read for sleuths of all ages.

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