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

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
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, the ...more
ebook, 232 pages
Published February 12th 2008 by Dundurn (first published January 1st 2008)
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Rose
Mar 28, 2008 Rose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Rick, Chriss Lyon
Edward Butts has written many remarkable books about Canadian criminals. "Pirates and Outlaws of Canada", "She Dared", and "Outlaws of the Lakes" all demonstrate his gift for uncovering fantastic yet true stories about Canadian outlaws and their deeds, and "Running With Dillinger" does not derail his track record in the slightest.

The story of John 'Red' Hamilton, the only Canadian-born member of the Dillinger gang, takes its place beside chapters dedicated to the Power Gang of colonial Newfound
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Leanne Poole
Mar 14, 2013 Leanne Poole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great bathroom book. Way, way more historical details than expected from a shoot-em-up blaze of dusty saddle grit headin' out into the sunset. The origins of the OPP, and the sheer mobility of both cops and crooks, in crime sprees bereft of anything travelling over 40mph keeps the imagination lubricated alongside what could be construed as a dry telling. Ideal, if you're used to reading historical; and if you analyse for historical etymological crime, as I do, half of those guys, from 1800s and ...more
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