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    • Blood in the Water

    • The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
    • By: Heather Ann Thompson
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 22 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309

    On September 9, 1971, nearly 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York to protest years of mistreatment. Holding guards and civilian employees hostage, the prisoners negotiated with officials for improved conditions during the four long days and nights that followed. On September 13, the state abruptly sent hundreds of heavily armed troopers and correction officers to retake the prison by force. Their gunfire killed 39 men - hostages as well as prisoners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tragic Events, Well-Told

    • By David on 10-27-17

    Regular price: $39.95