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Eleven days in hell the 1974 Carrasco prison siege in Huntsville, Texas

William T. Harper 1929-


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  • Title:
    Eleven days in hell the 1974 Carrasco prison siege in Huntsville, Texas
  • Author: William T. Harper 1929-
  • Description: "Stop right there or I'll kill you!" -- "Let's get the hell out of here" -- "There's a man up here with a gun" -- "Fred, what the hell are you doing?" -- "I'm scared and sick, just sick" -- "Put down your arms and surrender safely" -- "He will kill those people" -- "My God! they've shot Mr. Robinson" -- "We die a million deaths" -- "You play the cards you're dealt" -- "We have more time " -- "If you want to come, just come ahead" -- "We will assassinate everyone!" -- "We will kill as many people as possible" -- "You don't treat women that way" -- "I've got four aces and the joker" -- "I'm going out of here, whether it's alive or dead" -- "Get ready because we're going to start killing!" -- "I could have grabbed his gun" -- "Meet my demands or prepare for war" -- "I'm the executioner." -- "I demand that an armored truck be waiting" -- "If he'd only send out Linda Woodman. -- "I'll see y'all soon" -- "It's over" -- Epilogue.
    From one pm of July 24, 1974, until shortly before ten pm of August 3, 11 days later, one of the longest hostage-taking sieges in the history of the US took place in Texas' Huntsville State Prison. This is the story of that siege.
  • Publication Date: c2004
  • Publisher: Denton, Texas : University of North Texas Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (361 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-280-50784-5;ISBN 9786610507849;ISBN 1-57441-409-7;ISBN 1-4337-1013-7;ISBN 1-4175-9358-X
  • Subjects: Carrasco, Fred, d. 1974; Texas. State Penitentiary at Huntsville; Prison riots -- Texas -- Huntsville; Prison violence -- Texas -- Huntsville; Hostage negotiations -- Texas -- Huntsville; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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