Running With Dillinger: The Story of Red Hamilton and Other Forgotten Canadian Outlaws

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Dundurn, Feb 12, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 232 pages

This book picks up where The Desperate Ones: Canada’s Forgotten Outlaws left off. Here are more remarkable true stories about Canadian crimes and criminals — most of them tales that have been buried for years. The stories begin in colonial Newfoundland, with robbery and murder committed by the notorious Power Gang. As readers travel across the country and through time, they will meet the last two men to be hanged in Prince Edward Island, smugglers who made lake Champlain a battleground, a counterfeiter whose bills were so good they fooled even bank managers, and teenage girls who committed murder in their escape from jail. They will meet the bandits who plundered banks and trains in Eastern Canada and the West, and even the United States. Among them were Same Behan, a robber whose harrowing testimony about the brutal conditions in the Kingston Penitentiary may have brought about his untimely death in "The Hole"; and John "Red" Hamilton, the Canadian-born member of the legendary Dillinger gang.


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About the author (2008)

Edward Butts is the author of several historical non-fiction books, including SOS: Stories of Survival and True Canadian Unsolved Mysteries. He is the author of Idioms for Aliens, a humourous look at English grammar. His book The Desperate Ones: Forgotten Canadian Outlaws (Dundurn 2006) was nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award. Ed lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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