Escape from Alcatraz: The Mystery of the Three Men Who Escaped From The Rock

Escape from Alcatraz: The Mystery of the Three Men Who Escaped From The Rock

by Eric Mark Braun


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What's more exciting than a prison break? Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin escaped from Alcatraz in 1962 and have never been caught. Many authorities are certain they died crossing San Francisco Bay. Relatives claim they made it to Brazil. The theories of what happened to them are endless. Find out the facts from people who dealt with the men and the case first-hand. This is one mystery you'll definitely want to solve.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515745525
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Series: Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Stories Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 75,205
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Eric Braun is a strange and handsome man who has written dozens of books for kids and teens, sometimes while wearing a hat. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and sons and gecko. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Sound the alarm! -- Life on the rock -- Down the wrong path -- Tying up details -- Logistics of the bay -- Hiding in plain sight -- The escape! -- Following the clues -- The years tick by.

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Escape from Alcatraz: The Mystery of the Three Men Who Escaped From The Rock 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a really intriguing book
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
"Long dashed over to Morris’s cell and pulled the covers off …. He was gone, too!" This was an incredible way to start the book. This caught my attention immediately. The quote intrigued me and made me want to turn the page. In 1962 Clarence Anglin, J.W. Anglin and Frank Morris escaped from Alcatraz, also known as The Rock. The Rock was “impossible to escape” so, Clarence Anglin, J.W. Anglin and Frank Morris decided to try for themselves. This escape plan includes stolen and handmade tools, dummy heads, handmade wooden paddles, homemade life jackets and a homemade boat. The inmates carved out the vents in their cells with the handmade tools. This was how they escaped. The dummy heads were made out of soap and human hair. A man named Allen West was supposed to escape with the rest of the inmates but, his vent got stuck at the last second. Clarence Anglin, J.W. Anglin and Frank Morris left without him but left behind a life jacket, one of the wooden paddles and part of the boat. Allen West’s vent did come out but by that time it was already too late. Clarence, J.W. and Frank left without him. Allen didn’t think he could get off of The Rock alone so he didn’t leave. When he went back to his cell and he left his dummy head in there. I recommend this book for 8-12 because it was a very interesting book that I think almost everyone would like. This book was a really good read. Giovanna P., 11, Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Mensa