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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Mobsters and Rumrunners of Canada

Crossing the Line

by (author) Gord Steinke

Folklore Publishing
Initial publish date
Jun 2004
Post-Confederation (1867-)
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2004
    List Price
    $14.95 USD

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The prohibition laws of the U.S. in the 1920s led to lucrative dealings between business-savvy Canadians and their mobster connections below the 49th parallel. The stories in this collection are the stuff of legends, with brutal slayings and Keystone Cop adventures in every chapter. Witness a historic meeting between Al Capone and Diamond Jim Grady, his Canadian connection, in the tunnels beneath Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Read about the rumrunners of the Prairies, B.C., Central Canada and the Maritimes, who used elaborate ruses to sneak booze past the long arm of the law on both sides of the border. You'll meet a rogue's gallery of such colourful characters as Rocco Perri, the Purple Gang and Dutch Schulz in Mobsters and Rumrunners of Canada.

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Mobsters & Runrunners of Canada

Amazing stories from our own backyard. Makes history fun! Gord Steinke is a great writer, an excellent news anchor on Global TV in Edmonton and a good musician as well; and a very nice guy! Great book!!

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