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Outlaws of the Lakes: Bootlegging & Smuggling from Colonial Times to Prohibition -by Edward Butts (inc. Rocco Perri, al Capone, James Jesse Strang, Ben Kerr, Jennie Justo, The Purple Gang, Charlie Mills, etc)( Liquor Smugglers / Rumrunners, Whisky, etc)

By: Butts, Edward

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Lynx Images, 2004, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 161123

ISBN: 1894073487

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------softcover, about 6w x 9h inches, a Near Fine example, pencil name on front endpaper, 271 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, ---"What Great Lake was the hunting ground of a twentieth century pirate? ---Where did Canada’s "King of the Bootleggers" end his days? ---Who was the only man Al Capone ever truly feared? ---Since the earliest colonial times, the Great Lakes have been a smugglers’ highway. Together with the Upper St. Lawrence River, the Lakes have borne silent witness to trafficking of almost every commodity governments could tax or ban. Smugglers kept commer... View more info

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

By: Butts, Edward

Price: $11.81

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

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 151497

ISBN: 1550026100

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------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 Macdonal... View more info