Police & Prison Writing

The Riot- Frank Elli-1966


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    The Riot
    Frank Elli
    New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1966

    Grey paper boards backed in bright green cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. From the collection of Pulitzer Prize nominee and historian Gloria Grace Griffen. Withdrawn from the University of Nevada Gloria Grace Griffen Western American Collection, with a bookplate identifying as much adhered to front paste down.

    From the dust jacket, “The Riot is a taut, tense, minute-by-minute account of a two-day riot in a maximum-security penitentiary in the Midwest. Written by a man who spent twenty years inside the walls of San Quentin, Walla Walla, and Stillwater prisons.”
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