The Desperate Ones: Forgotten Canadian Outlaws (includes: The Markham Gang; John Dillinger; etc)

By: Butts, Edward

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-----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, 221 pages, b&w photos, ---"They were among Canada's most desperate criminals, yet their names have been all but forgotten in the annals of history - until now! In their day these lawless men made headline news. Author Ed Butts has rescued their stories from dusty newspaper pages and polished them up for today's readers in this fascinating volume. --The Markham Gang introduced Canada West to organized crime long before anyone had heard of the Mafia. Lew Bevis took on the whole Halifax Police Department in a blazing gun battle. The wild Macdonald cousins went to Michigan, where they ended their violent careers as victims of a savage lynching. Reid and Davis, the notorious Border Bandits of the Roaring Twenties, were the nightmare of every banker from Manitoba to the state of Washington. This rogues' gallery of killers, robbers, and men of mystery shocked the nation, challenged the forces of law and order, and sometimes even got away with it."---, ---contents include: Ch. 1. The Markham gang : oath of secrecy ---Ch. 2. Charles Coghlin and Richard Oliver : religious feud ---Ch. 3. William Townsend : wrong man or master of deception? ---Ch. 4. Frank Meeker : a year plus a day ---Ch. 5. Wild in Michigan : lynching in the north woods ---Ch. 6. George Garnett and the Union Jack Bandits : stagecoach robbers ---Ch. 7. The Moses brothers : murder on superior ---Ch. 8. The Napanee bank heist : an inside job? ---Ch. 9. George O'Brien : murder on a Yukon trail ---Ch. 10. The Rutledge gang : a leap into eternity ---Ch. 11. The Haney brothers : train robbers ---Ch. 12. William Ruttan : murder in Muskoka ---Ch. 13. Siberian outlaws in Canada : gunfight at New Hazelton ---Ch. 14. The Reid-Davis gangs : badmen on the western border ---Ch. 15. McFadden and Hotrum : the only men in the wide, wide world ---Ch. 16. The Murrell gang : taught to kill ---Ch. 17. The Morel gang of Montreal : April fools ---Ch. 18. Louis Bevis : shootout in Halifax ---Ch. 19. Orval Shaw : the mystery man of Skunk's misery ---Ch. 20. John Dillinger : the Canadian connection., any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: The Desperate Ones: Forgotten Canadian Outlaws (includes: The Markham Gang; John Dillinger; etc)

Author Name: Butts, Edward

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: True Crime,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Dundurn Press, 2006, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2006

ISBN Number: 1550026100

ISBN Number 13: 9781550026108

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

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Seller ID: 151497

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