Robert stroud, in full robert franklin stroud, byname birdman of alcatraz, born 1890, seattle, washington, u. Nov 19, 2019 robert stroud, the famous birdman of alcatraz, is released from solitary confinement for the first time since 1916. One was the history of the prison system through his eyes%3b the. Robert stroud was born on january 28, 1890 in seattle, washington, usa as robert franklin stroud. Lxiv, january 3 to june 27, 1874, with features on the many aspects of the duke of edinburghs marriage and subsequent return with his wife, grand duchess marie of russia to england, as well as a supplement on their arrival in the united kingdom, the ashantee war in africas gold coast, articles.
In the park, at your desk, in your bed, or even in jail. He became popular after writing about him a book by thomas gaddis, as well as a film shot on it. Remarkably, stroud spent nearly 40 years in solitary before he died he never knew alcatraz means pelican, or that early settlers called it bird. Robert stroud was a mean sonofabitch who spent seventeen years as a prisoner in alcatraz, twelve of which were in isolation. That took a dark turn, but what did you expect when you clicked on this article.
Robert stroud american criminal and ornithologist britannica. The birdman of alcatraz is allowed a small taste of. Robert stroud, american criminal, a convicted murderer who became a selftaught ornithologist during his 54 years in prison, 42 of them in solitary confinement, and made notable contributions to the study of birds. He grew up in illinois with three siblings and seven halfsiblings. Robert stroudlenoir city robert lee stroud, age 68 passed away on june 22, 2019. Robert franklin stroud wikipedia, a enciclopedia livre. At the turn of the 20th century, he moved to alaska territory, where he became a pimp. The birdman of alcatraz robert stroud died 50 years ago behind b. Robert stroud wrote the manuscripts while he was in prison at alcatraz.
Were it not for his deep intelligence and love for birds, stroud would have been converted to a human vegetable, but, instead, he became one of the worlds greatest bird pathologists. For a more detailed narrative on robert stroud please see the fulllength article published on this web site, or follow the link for more information on the book alcatraz a definitive history, which can be ordered directly from this site. Robert franklin stroud was born on january 28, 1980, in seattle, washington. Select the best result to find their address, phone number, relatives, and public records. Birdman of alcatraz publishes book long after death. He had a long record of having attacked prisoners and officers in other prisons before coming to alcatraz. As a result of this privilege, stoud was able to author two books on canaries and. Nov 10, 2019 robert franklin stroud became known to the world as the birdman of alcatraz through a bestselling book and a 1962 movie.
Here he is seen, feet up on the bed, surrounded by his books. For years he studied them, trained them and eventually wrote several books on their behavior. He was born on june 24, 1950, to a military family and experienced living in various countries. Robert stroud spent a total of 17 years at alcatraz. Robert stroud students britannica kids homework help. Robert stroud, who was better known to the public as the birdman of alcatraz. Jul 03, 2012 any item may be returned within 10 days if not as described. Robert franklin stroud was born in 1890 in seattle, washington, and died. Raised by an abusive father, he stopped attending school after reaching. Latey, john lash editor, the illustrated london news, vol. Still considered a standard reference in the field, the book features numerous drawings by the author. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. No man in the history of the world spent more time alone. Robert franklin stroud became known to the world as the birdman of alcatraz through a bestselling book and a 1962 movie.
Babyak does a great service in developing a mixed, complicated picture of robert stroud, the famous birdman of alcatraz. There are many stories connected with his personality, he was a man for whom many people fought. This publication contains a comprehensive chronicle of robert stroud s life and imprisonment. Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards. They have also lived in philadelphia, pa and raleigh, nc. Robert stroud murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers.
Robert franklin stroud january 28, 1890 november 21, 1963, known as. He also wrote a book titled strouds digest on the diseases of birds, which was. Strouds digest on the diseases of birds hardcover january 1, 1989 by robert stroud author, harry lacey photographer. More than 50 years after his death, the first part of a book written by robert stroud, better known as the birdman of alcatraz, about the u. We found 7 records for robert stroud in chatham, oak ridge and 10 other cities in new jersey. Robert franklin stroud january 28, 1890 november 21, 1963, more famously and affectionately known as the birdman of alcatraz, federal american prisoner, cited as one of the most notorious and dangerous criminals in american history. Discount prices on books by robert m stroud, including titles like computational and structural approaches to drug discovery. Stroud collection missouri state university digital.
Robert franklin stroud january 28, 1890 november 21, 1963, known as the birdman of alcatraz, was a federal american prisoner who reared and sold birds and became an ornithologist. In an interview with hurley for his book, a former inmate heard stroud was always in dog block solitary confinement or later in the hospital. View the profiles of people named robert franklin stroud. Strouds digest on the diseases of birds hardcover january 1, 1989. A comprehensive book on the treatment of diseases in birds, by robert stroud, aka the birdman of alcatraz. Raised by an abusive father, he stopped attending school after reaching the third grade. Robert franklin stroud, who earned fame as the birdman of alcatraz, was born on january 28, 1890, in seattle, washington. In 1959, robert stroud was transferred out of alcatraz. Anatomy feeding feeding experiments insects and parasites the moult injuries. The twisted bible verse crossword book, and more on.
John stroud books list of books by author john stroud. In 1933, he married a correspondent, della mae jones, by proxy, in order to remain at leavenworth as he was creating trouble for the prison management kansas law forbade transfer of inmates married in kansas. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. Where did the birdman of alcatraz commit his first murder. As for the subject of birdman of alcatraz, robert stroud was one nasty son of a bitch, nothing like the caring, patient, pseudoscientist depicted by burt in the picture. Throughout his life, stroud spent 42 years in solitary confinement out of the 54 years he spent behind bars. Known in the world under the name ptichnik from alcatraz. Flexible binding, dark blue cloth with gilt titles, 6 x 9. The author was well known as the bird man of alcatraz. The birdman of alcatraz is allowed a small taste of freedom. Stroud began reading every book he could acquire on the subject. The front cover curves upward when laying on its back.
Robert franklin stroud was born in 1890 inunsuccessful family. Commonname and what seems, at least from the discussion above, to be a lack of opposition. Books by jonathan stroud author of the amulet of samarkand. At the age of he ran away from home, and by the age of 18 he was in juneau, alaska, where he was mixed up in illegal activities and killed a man.
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Stroud was housed in an alcatraz hospital room by himself as he was considered an extreme danger to other inmates and officers. Robert franklin stroud 18901963 find a grave memorial. Stroud gained notoriety in 1962 when a motion picture about his life, birdman of alcatraz, which starred burt lancaster, was released.
Alcatraz in december of 1942 robert stroud at alcatraz in october 1951 shortly after receiving an additional sixmonth sentence for his hostile actions, stroud was transferred to leavenworth federal penitentiary in kansas, due to ceaseless complaints about his threats toward other inmates, and also. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the enter key is pressed. Join facebook to connect with robert franklin stroud and others you may know. Due to his behavior there, six of those years were in solitary confinement. At the age of stroud ran away from home, and by the age of 18 he was in juneau. Jul 22, 2019 robert franklin stroud, who earned fame as the birdman of alcatraz, was born on january 28, 1890, in seattle, washington. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses. Mere christian apologetics 97816794494 by james stroud. Many people are familiar with the story of robert stroud, one of the countrys most famous inmates of the last century. Programs and problems, and engineering mathematics, and more on.
Diseases of canaries by robert stroud, paperback barnes. Robert stroud, the famous birdman of alcatraz, is released from solitary confinement for the first time since 1916. Hollywood giant burt lancaster had the starring role as the double. Both of his parents, elizabeth, and benjamin stroud were from a german lineage. Stroud gained widespread fame and attention when author thomas gaddis wrote. Gaddis, who strongly advocated rehabilitation in the prisons, portrayed stroud in favorable light. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Stroud would write two books, diseases of canaries and strouds digest to the diseases of birds, gaining respect for his abilities and observations in the bird field. Aug 08, 2015 robert stroud in the 1920s in later years. Robert franklin stroud, who earned fame as the birdman of alcatraz. Mar 02, 2014 more than 50 years after his death, the first part of a book written by robert stroud, better known as the birdman of alcatraz, about the u. Robert franklin stroud was born in 1890 in seattle, washington. During his time at leavenworth penitentiary, he reared and sold birds and became a respected ornithologist, although regulations did not allow him to. Despite his nickname, he actually only kept birds at leavenworth penitentiary, prior to being transferred to alcatraz where he was not allowed to keep pets.
A tour and living memory of robert stroud, the bird man of. He died on november 21, 1963 in springfield, missouri, usa. Robert franklin stroud january 28, 1890 november 21, 1963, known as the birdman of. Robert strouds headstone stroud became the subject of a 1955 book by thomas e. Robert stroud the birdman of alcatraz signed 1942 letter. Any item may be returned within 10 days if not as described. Before his death in 1963, robert stroud wrote a fourpart book about the brutality, sex and bribery that he experienced within the u.
Robert stroud in new jersey nj 7 records found whitepages. See all books authored by john stroud, including soviet transport aircraft since 1945, and genesis bible verse crossword book. Discount prices on books by mike stroud, including titles like highly favored of the lord v volume 5. Robert stroud at alcatraz in october 1951 shortly after receiving an additional sixmonth sentence for his hostile actions, stroud was transferred to leavenworth federal penitentiary in kansas, due to ceaseless complaints about his threats toward other inmates, and also because of overcrowding in the prison. In 1908, at age 18, he left home and traveled to cordova, alaska, to seek his fortune, and began a relationship with kitty obrien, a 36yearold dance hall girl and prostitute. Stroud was a psychopath and, like all psychopaths, he remained one all his life. Robert franklin stroud, aka birdman of alcatraz by r miller. The reality is that stroud was an egotistic sociopath who was better off behind bars.499 1453 454 938 617 620 396 1189 335 1136 1620 142 532 138 1344 684 1404 434 1311 277 1217 531 663 93 228 723 1223 355 49 174 546 1025 148