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By Ira Nadel, Donald MacDonald

Shrouded in secret and wealthy with heritage, Alcatraz attracts over 1000000 viewers every year. This enlightening quantity offers the 1st whole heritage of Alcatraz instructed via its structure. In pleasant illustrations and obtainable textual content, authors Donald MacDonald and Ira Nadel demonstrate 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. filled with interesting proof all through, this little treasure permits an unheard of glimpse into the lifetime of the island.

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