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Jul 31, 2012
| ISBN 9780771030499
Jul 31, 2012
| ISBN 9781551996882
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Jul 31, 2012 | ISBN 9780771030499
Jul 31, 2012 | ISBN 9781551996882
Unbeknownst to most, there has always been an active circle of crime in Canada. From Al Capone, who dodged the “heat” during Prohobition in a network of tunnels under Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, to Montreal’s Rizutto family, this updated edition of The Encyclopedia of Canadian Organized Crime profiles the most notorious criminals this country has ever seen. Reporters Peter Edwards and Michel Auger pool their research and expertise to provide a compendium of the personalities and crimes that have kept Canadian law enforcement busy for centuries.
You may never again think of Canadians as law-abiding Respected crime reporters Peter Edwards and Michel Auger have pooled their research and expertise to create The Encyclopedia of Canadian Organized Crime. Sometimes grim, sometimes amusing, and always entertaining, this book is filled with 300 entries and more than 150 illustrations, covering centuries of organized crime. From pirates such as “Black Bart,” who sheltered in isolated Newfoundland coves to strike at the shipping lanes between Europe and the North American colonies, all the way to the most recent influx of Russianmobsters, who arrived after the end of the Cold War in 1989 and are now honing their sophisticated technological skills on the Western public, Edwards and Auger enumerate the personalities and the crimes that have kept Canadian law enforcement busy. Here too are the Sicilian and Calabrian gangs, the American and Colombian drug connections, the bikers whose internal struggles have left innocent bystanders dead (and who tried to murder Auger), as well as many unexpected figures, such as the Sundance Kid, who spent years in Canada.Arranged in alphabetical entries for easy browsing, and illustratedthroughout with photographs and drawings, this is a book that will both entertain and inform.
PETER EDWARDS is the bestselling author of 15 non-fiction books and one young adult novel. Edwards is executive producer for… More about Peter Edwards
Michel Auger is a reporter with Le Journal de Montréal. In 2000, he was shot in the back, probably by… More about Michel Auger
PETER EDWARDS is the bestselling author of 15 non-fiction books and one young adult novel. Edwards is executive producer for the City TV series Bad Blood, based on his book Business or Blood; Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto’s Last War, co-authored by Italian… More about Peter Edwards
“With admirable diligence and dispatch, the authors harmonize the multiple solitudes that make up this vast nation into one fascinating, readable tome of transgression and terror.” — Globe and Mail
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