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Biography & Autobiography Criminals & Outlaws

Square John

A True Story

by (author) Marlene Webber & Tony McGilvary

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Dec 1988
Criminals & Outlaws, General, Personal Memoirs
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'Breaking the law was a reflex in me. It wasn't something I thought about doing or not doing. It was something I simply did. Give me an opportunity -- when I was away from the carnivals -- and I wouldn't know how not to break the law.'


A compulsive con turned compulsive crusader against crime. Tony McGilvary emerged from 22 years behind bars to turn his own life around and help other ex-cons get jobs, get straight, and stay off the street.

About the authors

Marlene Webber is a writer living in Toronto. She is co-author, with Tony McGilvary of Square John: A True Story.

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Tony McGilvary tells his harrowing life story to writer Marlene Webber. McGilvary is founder and first director of HELP, a program for the rehabilitation of criminals, his life's work since 1977 when he last left prison.

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