It is one of America’s most enduring mysteries: What happened to three inmates who, over sixty years ago in June, 1962, escaped from Alcatraz prison in a raft they constructed inside the prison?
David Kruh will talk about the exciting true story of the planning and execution of the escape, which was also the inspiration for his novel, “Inseparable”, published on the sixtieth anniversary of the escape.
David Kruh is a former New Yorker who has since become a Boston denizen and history buff. A 1978 graduate of the University of Maryland, while earning his Masters in Computer Engineering at Boston University, David worked as an engineer at WRKO Radio. He has also worked full time as a copywriter, computer programmer, radio producer, radio engineer and, for a few years in the mid-1990s, as a spokesman and web master for the Big Dig. He retired a few years ago from a semiconductor manufacturer, where he was the Direct Marketing Manager.
He is also the author of several historical non-fiction books, of which he has presented The Curse of the Bambino, Building Route 128, Scollay Square, Ponzi, and The Big Dig, here at the Walpole Public Library.
This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Walpole Public Library.