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Books set at Alcatraz

As promised here is my list of books and movies set at Alcatraz 🙂  If I have read it I have included a link to my goodreads review 🙂 Enjoy! Feel free to add any you know in the comments.

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Summary: ‘Alcatraz: A Very Brief History’ is a concise history of the maximum security prison that housed some of the country’s most dangerous inmates, including such infamous criminals as Al Capone and the “Birdman” Robert Stroud. However, the history of Alcatraz is more varied and interesting than many people might think; its strategically important location in the San Francisco Bay meant that it was an important defensive fort for several decades, and it played a key role in the American Civil War, when it served as a military prison.

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Summary: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on 28 September 1330. Nearly seven hundred years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty and Nicholas Flamel lives. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects – the Book of Abraham the Mage. It’s the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. And that’s exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won’t know what’s happening until it’s too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it. Sometimes legends are true. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.

This entire series has a presence at Alcatraz, for those of you that love fiction & fantasy novels I am sure you will love this series it is still one of my favorites series today.

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Alcatraz in Black & White

The other day I was sorting through my photos trying to determine what I wanted to write about and try to catch my blog up.  I know I keep saying this but 2015 was a rough year and my blog really suffered as a result.  I love book reviews and I love reading but when that is all you have done for an entire year it is pretty boring. (Yet still better than working! 🙂 )

While I was sorting the photos, Alcatraz popped in my head.  It was one of my favorite things in 2014, I had always wanted to go to Alcatraz, the place is almost eerily majestic.  I started playing with photos in black & white and BOOM the inspiration for this post was born.  I am also going to write a post about books set at Alcatraz soon, because I believe reading about a place before you visit is a great way to really get in to the place you are visiting.

Alcatraz is a very dramatic place given the history, plus there is the whole mystery of the escapees did they survive did they perish?   I have almost believed black & white photos make photos so dramatic.   Here are a few of my favorite pictures in black & white.   If you find yourself in San Fran you really need to visit.

Stay tuned for my post on books & movies set at Alcatraz I hope to have it up within the week!

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