Leavenworth Seven: The Deadly 1931 Prison Break

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On December 11, 1931, chaos erupted behind Leavenworth’s limestone penitentiary walls as seven desperate men put months of planning into action. Aided by notorious gangsters Frank Nash, George “Machine Gun” Kelly and Thomas James Holden, they blazed a path to freedom with stolen cars and terrorized hostages. Anyone who could carry a gun and knew the terrain quickly picked up the pursuit. Kenneth LaMaster wades into the flying bullets of first-person accounts, news reports and official FBI files for the full story of the frenzied prison break.
ISBN: 9781467140409
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Kansas
Series: True Crime
Images: 39
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Kenneth M. LaMaster is a retired correctional professional, having worked at the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, the Kansas State Penitentiary and the United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth. His published works include three pictorial histories and numerous newspaper articles. As a guest speaker, he has appeared on CSPAN’s Book TV, as well as television and radio interviews. He has provided technical advisory work for television programs, documentaries and printed works by other authors. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Ken resides in Leavenworth, Kansas, with his wife, Karen, of thirty-six years.