12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Oustanding exhaustive research!,
This review is from: Alcatraz: A Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years (Paperback)
Michael Esslinger has put years of hard work in this book and it shows!
Pouring over thousands and thousands of files, he has condensed it into this massive brick of a book ,with hundreds of photos and files that quench the thirst of Alcatraz buffs young and old. I noticed two negative reviews which have no merit! One reviewer looks like they're the one who had the agenda by only having one review, which was a negative one against this fine book. For the other, Of course there is mention of the horrors in the book. It was always well documented that it wasn't a pleasant experience to be in Alcatraz. Just look at the rules and regulations!! Don't forget, it was supposed to be a tough prison of the damned and not Disneyland!!
Excellent! It certainly helped me in my research for my webpage on Alcatraz.
Mario Gomes, founder of myalcaponemuseum.com