Alcatraz - Uncle Sam's Devil's Island, by Philip Grosser, subtitled 'Experiences of a Conscientious Objector in America During the First World War'
Published by the Kate Sharpley Library in 2007, 32 pages. A5 size booklet (N3709)
Philip Grosser was an anarchist who refused to take part in the First World War, which he argued was a war to make the world safe for big business.
As a result of his refusal to fight, he was sent to Alcatraz, and even after the war ended, he was kept imprisoned. This booklet, first published in the 1930s, is his account of his experiences in prison, and is a horrifying expose of official brutality in the worlds most notorious prison. Bit is is also a powerful account of resistance and endurance........
Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.