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Alcatraz Island : Memoirs of a Rock Doc
by Dianne Beacher Perfit and Milton Daniel Beacher




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Milton Daniel Beacher, M.D. arrived on Alcatraz Island a na ve and compassionate young doctor. It was April 26, 1937. One year later, he left with a journal. It chronicled the suicides, discipline problems, force feedings, and details of a long strike and successful escape. He also penned conversations with famous prisoners like Al Capone, Alvin Karpis, and "Machine Gun" Kelly. Dr. Beacher later wove the journal into a vivid account of life on the Rock. Befriended by some prisoners, he included their first-person narratives and original prisoner poetry. His daughter, Dianne Beacher Perfit, published her father's journal in 2001.

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Overview

Milton Daniel Beacher, M.D. arrived on Alcatraz Island a na ve and compassionate young doctor. It was April 26, 1937. One year later, he left with a journal. It chronicled the suicides, discipline problems, force feedings, and details of a long strike and successful escape. He also penned conversations with famous prisoners like Al Capone, Alvin Karpis, and "Machine Gun" Kelly. Dr. Beacher later wove the journal into a vivid account of life on the Rock. Befriended by some prisoners, he included their first-person narratives and original prisoner poetry. His daughter, Dianne Beacher Perfit, published her father's journal in 2001.


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780971033207
  • ISBN-10: 097103320X
  • Publisher: Pelican Island Publishing
  • Publish Date: August 2015
  • Page Count: 268
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.56 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.69 pounds


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