THE ASSASSINATION OF D'ARCY McGEE

Author: Slattery (T.P.)
Year: 1968
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Edition Details: 1st Canadian Edn.
Book Condition: Vg.
Price: 15.00
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Hardback. When the new Dominion of Canada was less than a year old, it was rocked by its first political assassination. Thomas D'Arcy McGee was a politician, a poet, and one of the Fathers of Confederation. He had a rare talent for getting along with all members of the fractious House of Commons. D'Arcy McGee was murdered on April 6, 1868. It was Canada's first political assassination. Within 24 hours, police had arrested James Patrick Whelan, whom they assumed to be a Fenian. In his pocket they found a revolver, which had recently been fired. Whelan was hanged in front of a crowd of 5,000 people for the murder. It was the last public hanging in Canada. Illus. by the author, Bibliog. and Index. 527pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Black cloth/gilt titles. Vg. A fairly heavy book which may require additional postage.

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