'WE'VE KILLED JOHNNY USSHER!' The Story of The Wild McLean Boys and Alex Hare

Author: Rothenburger (Mel)
Year: 1973
Publisher: Mitchell Press (Vancouver)
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st Canadian Edn.
Book Condition: G++
Price: 10.00
Softcover. The author is a descendant of Hudson's Bay Factor Donald McLean of Fort Kamloops. He has a special interest therefore in telling this tragic story of one of the most celebrated murders, manhunts, trials and executions in British Columbia history. Painstaking research and vivid reconstruction of the events as four young "breeds" killed a constable, terrorised the Nicola Valley and threatened the scattered ranches with attempts to foment an Indian uprising all make this book intensely readable. Behind the story of senseless violence is the tragic story of undisciplined youths of mixed Scottish and Indian blood, raised in near illiteracy by an Indian mother after their white father was murdered, of rejection by whites and Indians alike, and of their drunken retaliation against "the establishment" of their times. Their year-long ordeal by trial at New Westminster involved distinguished men whose names are part of British Columbia history. Illus., + Map and Sources. 210pp. trade size softcover. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Ex-lib. with discreet marking, and no pockets or dockets. G++


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