The Desperate Ones

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The Desperate Ones

By Edward Butts

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Short-listed for the 2007 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Non-Fiction 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.

Subject: Social Sciences -> History -> General

The Desperate Ones
Forgotten Canadian Outlaws
Publisher: Dundurn 4/1/06
Imprint: Dundurn
Language: English
Length: 240 pages

ISBN 10: 1554883229
ISBN 13: 9781554883226
Print ISBN: 9781550026108

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