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Biography & Autobiography Criminals & Outlaws

Running With Dillinger

The Story of Red Hamilton and Other Forgotten Canadian Outlaws

by (author) Edward Butts

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2008
Category
Criminals & Outlaws, General, General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770704947
    Publish Date
    Feb 2008
    List Price
    $8.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770702516
    Publish Date
    Feb 2008
    List Price
    $24.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550026832
    Publish Date
    Feb 2008
    List Price
    $24.99

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Description

This book picks up where The Desperate Ones: Canada’s Forgotten Outlaws left off. Here are more remarkable true stories about Canadian crimes and criminals — most of them tales that have been buried for years. The stories begin in colonial Newfoundland, with robbery and murder committed by the notorious Power Gang. As readers travel across the country and through time, they will meet the last two men to be hanged in Prince Edward Island, smugglers who made lake Champlain a battleground, a counterfeiter whose bills were so good they fooled even bank managers, and teenage girls who committed murder in their escape from jail. They will meet the bandits who plundered banks and trains in Eastern Canada and the West, and even the United States. Among them were Same Behan, a robber whose harrowing testimony about the brutal conditions in the Kingston Penitentiary may have brought about his untimely death in "The Hole"; and John "Red" Hamilton, the Canadian-born member of the legendary Dillinger gang.

About the author

Edward Butts is the author of numerous books, including Murder, Line of Fire, Running With Dillinger, True Canadian Unsolved Mysteries, and The Desperate Ones, which was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

... this interesting collection of stories about criminals of Canada's past is one book you won't want to miss.

Murder and Mayhem Book Club

Running with Dillinger ... is a must for any Canadian history collection who wants a look at Canada's famous lawbreakers and hoodlums - and for anyone who wants to see a Maple Leaf in a different light.

The Midwest Book Review

Butts’ approach of combining examinations of the crimes with the subsequent police investigations and trials gives some excellent context to the various robberies and murders without glorifying the crimes themselves. This carefully researched work will appeal to fans of Canadian true crime who have enjoyed such books as Adrian Humphreys’ The Enforcer and Antonio Nicasco’s Rocco Perrie: The Story of Canada’s Most Notorious Bootlegger.

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