White Hoods is the first book about the Hooded Empire in Canada. Award?winning journalist and author Julian Sher traces the Canadian Ku Klux Klan from its birth in the early 1920s, through its powerful influence within Saskatchewan's Conservative party in the 1920s and 1930s, to its renaissance under James McQuirter in the 1980s. McQuirter led the Klan to new heights in the 1980s, until he was jailed for conspiracy to commit murder and his role in a bungled coup in the Caribbean. Sher uses personal investigations and candid interviews, as well as unpublished studies and the Klan's own publications to shed light on the KKK's links with the police, with neo?Nazi movements throughout the world, and with its American counterpart.
About the author
A talented and experienced media educator, Julian Sher began his career as a TV reporter, writer, and morning show producer in Montreal. He was an investigative TV producer for the CBC's "The Fifth Estate" from 1990 to 2000. In addition to penning three best selling investigative books on murder, racism and the Hells Angels, he writes extensively about the web and is a consultant for media clients around the world. He is the founder and maintainer of the journalismnet.com site. He was awarded the 2004 Arthur Ellis Award for Best True Crime for The Road to Hell.