Van Raaphorst, Donna L. Books

Dr. Van Raaphorst is a retired Professor of History from Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. She also taught at numerous other institutions including Cleveland State University, Baldwin-Wallace College, and Kent State University. She completed her Ph.D. at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

Alcatraz - The History of an Island Prison: From the Development to an American Myth
2011 0-7734-1596-3
This study provides the only available chronologically complete history of Alcatraz Island. It challenges many commonly held assumptions about Alcatraz as a prison for dangerous criminals.