On the rock : twenty-five years in Alcatraz : the prison story of Alvin Karpis as told to Robert Livesey Book Pdf ePub

On the rock : twenty-five years in Alcatraz : the prison story of Alvin Karpis as told to Robert Livesey

by
4.0182 votes • 10 reviews
Published 1980
On the rock : twenty-five years in Alcatraz : the prison story of Alvin Karpis as told to Robert Livesey.pdf
Format Hardcover
Pagesunknow
Edition5
Publisher Musson Book
ISBN 0773700471
ISBN139780773700475
Languageunknow



"On the rock : twenty-five years in Alcatraz : the prison story of Alvin Karpis as told to Robert Livesey" Reviews

Skirmantė
5
Thu, 15 Feb 2018

Labai įdomi knyga apie vieną garsiausių nusikaltėlių Amerikos istorijoje , taip pat turintį ryšių su Lietuva .
Autorius labai gerai perteikia Alvino charakterį , kalėjimo žargoną , piešia labai tikrovišką atmosferą ir veikėjų išgyvenimus . Gausybė faktų ir istorijų , bei įvairių įvykių praskleidžia Alkatrazo kalėjimo uždangą , o kadangi knygų apie tokius sustiprinto režimo kalėjimus nėra daug , tai suteikia mums , paprastiems skaitytojams , galimybę įsivaizduoti kaip viskas ten vyko tuo metu .
Knygoje nepateikiama jokių akivaizdžių Alvio žiaurumo įrodymų , neaprašinėjami jo įvykdyti nusikaltimai ( tik trumpas supažindinimas pradžioje ir keli faktai vėliau ) , viskas vyksta įkalinimo metu , jis piešiamas kaip stipraus charakterio , užsispyręs ir besilaikantis savųjų nusistatymų . Iš istorijos ir trumpų užuominų aišku , kad jis nesigailėjo savo nusikaltimų ir keista , bet skaitant aš nepajutau jam jokios neapykantos , bandžiau suprasti jo gyvenimo būdą , jo nepasmerkdama . Tai pavyko būtent dėl autoriaus meistriškumo , kuris viską pateikia taip , kad kiekvienas skaitantis galėtų laisvai apsispręsti .
Istorija apie pašalintus pirštų antspaudus šokiravo . Ta scena tiktų kokiam siaubo filmui , koks užsispyręs turėjo būti Alvis , siekdamas savo tikslo .
Rekomenduoju paskaityti visiems kas domisi kriminalinio pasaulio atstovų biografijomis , kam patiko Daktaro , M. Areimos , L.Carcateros knygos .

Zach
- Plainfield, IL
4
Fri, 14 Dec 2018

Probably much more entertaining for people who know any/some/a few of the criminals/crimes Karpis committed over the years. As a study of Alcatraz, it's mostly stuff you'd assume/know.

Joseph
- Darien, IL
3
Wed, 05 Dec 2018

When his daughter came to visit him in prison and he says she was the first woman he had seen in twenty-five years - that blew my mind.

Neri.
4
Thu, 23 Feb 2017

I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by this memoir - it was written beautifully and yet in a way that you would expect from criminal. I had fun reading this because I enjoyed the way A. Karpis told his story and how he stayed true to his criminal nature.
P.S. He is a son of Lithuanian immigrants. He was born in Lithuania and together with his parents, at a very young age, traveled to Canada in search of a better life. And then everything else happened...

Ryan
- The United States
4
Fri, 06 Jul 2012

If you were pulled in by Public Enemies - which I think is one of the best pieces of non-fiction I've read - the next step is to learn about Alvin Karpis. Karpis, who was given decent coverage in Burrough's book, easily beats out Dillinger in terms of reading material. He was the only public enemy of the era to escape a FBI massacre and he ended up doing 25 years at Alcatraz. There, he met the Birdman, watched Al Copone slowly die of syphilis, aided in the only successful prisoner escape and taught a creepy kid named Charlie Manson how to play the guitar.
You can't read about these guys' lives without getting the sense that so much of what we know about history is ridiculously skewed towards what's relatable and 'feels good.' It's difficult to wrap your head around the fact that in the middle of the 20th century the only way the government could keep people from escaping from prison was to put them on a rocky island in the middle of the ocean. Or that the United States was such a small and crazy place that a bank robber like Alvin Karpis would have played poker in Missouri with a backwoods Senator named Harry Truman. And though this all seems like it happened a long time ago, you have to remember that Karpis served his time, lived for a decade on the outside off the proceeds of his bestselling book and didn't die until 1979.

Mike
- Long Beach, CA
5
Fri, 06 Jun 2008

Growing up in San Jose, its hard not to take an active interest in the many historical landmarks and monuments that litter the Bay Area. Alcatraz was one such place, and this bigraphical work details life on the inside for the man who spent the most amount of time there. Escape attempts and famous inmates are described in detail as is the depravity of these inmates and guards. Full of lurid descriptions of day to day life in a notorious prison, this book is actually quite entertaining though gruesome to the core.

Smiliar Books of "On the rock : twenty-five years in Alcatraz : the prison story of Alvin Karpis as told to Robert Livesey"