February meeting

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
6:30 to socialize
The meeting proper starts at 7pm

It is one of America’s great enduring mysteries; what happened to three inmates who, in 1962, escaped from Alcatraz in a raft they constructed inside the prison? In his illustrated talk, writer David Kruh tells the exciting true story of the escape, which was also the inspiration for his novel, Inseparable.

David Kruh is the published author of several books, notably the only two written exclusively about Boston’s erstwhile entertainment district, Scollay Square; Always Something Doing, Boston’s Infamous Scollay Square (Faber and Faber, 1990, updated version Northeastern University Press, 1999) and Scollay Square (Arcadia Publishing, 2004) which is filled with 180 images – including many never before published views in the Old Howard, Casino, and other places in the Square.

David is also the co-author, with his father Louis, of Presidential Landmarks (Hippocrene Press, 1992) and Building Route 128 (Arcadia Publishing, 2003) with Yanni Tsipis. His writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, History Magazine, Yankee Magazine, Boston Magazine, and elsewhere. A published and produced playwright, his musical about the Boston Red Sox (The Curse of the Bambino) premiered at Boston’s Lyric Stage in 2001 and still ranks among the most successful productions in this equity theater’s history.

To join in person:
The Public Library of Brookline
361 Washington St
Brookline, MA 02445