THE BAD AND THE LONELY. Seven stories of the best - and worst - Canadian outlaws

Author: Robin (Martin)
Year: 1976
Publisher: James Lorimer (Toronto)
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st Canadian Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg+
ISBN: 0888621213
Price: 15.00
Hardback. The author tells seven remarkable and fascinating stories of Canadian badmen. They were all heroes - or villains - in their time, and they remain popular legends. Among the seven : The life and times of Bill Miner, a train robber who came to British Columbia from the USA, and charmed children and old ladies when he wasn't stealing bags of money from the CPR. Like many outlaws, Miner was a folk hero. The story of the Megantic Outlaw, Donald Morrison, a young Scot in the Eastern Townships of Quebec whose family farm was lost to a mortgage lender. Morrison shot and killed - in self-defence, it seems - a special constable who volunteered to bring him in. For many months, he eluded police sent from Montreal with the aid and support of his fellow Scots. An account of the life and death of Almighty Voice, a Cree Indian who butchered a government cow to feed his ailing wife, and who later killed a Mountie to avoid arrest. Almighty Voice found himself cornered by a small army of Mounties in a bluff near Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, and he was pounded with shells from a cannon which the Mounties rushed in from Prince Albert. Among other stories in this book is an account of the legendary Donnellys of Lucan, Ontario and the evil McLean Brothers of B.C. Illus. + Maps and Notes. 221pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Vg+ in sl. sunned vg+ dw.


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