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January 26, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Ashland, MA 01721
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Virtual - The Alcatraz Escape with Author David Kruh *For Adults

Thursday, January 26, 2023

It is one of America's most enduring mysteries; what happened to three inmates who, sixty years ago June, 1962, escaped from Alcatraz prison in a raft they constructed inside the prison? In his talk, 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.

About the Author:

David Kruh is a former New Yorker and 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 other books, notably two on Boston's Scollay Square and Building Route 128.

David's most recent book, Inseparable, is based on the June, 1962 escape by three inmates from Alcatraz in a homemade raft. Two of the escapees land on a beach near Sausalito. They are found by an independent-minded thirteen year-old boy who decides to help them to freedom. In this fast-paced adventure, they must evade the authorities, the media - and the boy’s mother. 

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We are pleased to be partnering with the Ashland Senior Center to bring this program to our community.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library and in partnership with several MA libraries. 

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