The Bad and the Lonely: Seven Stories of the Best--and Worst--Canadian Outlaws

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James Lorimer Limited, Publishers, 1976 - History - 220 pages
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In this book Martin Robin tells seven remarkable and fascinating stories of Canadian badmen. All were heroes--or villains--in their time, and they remain popular legends today. The stories describe figures such as Bill Miner, the charming train robber who regularly held up the CPR; Donald Morrison, the Megantic Outlaw, who eluded capture for months after being shooting a constable sent to evict his family from their farm; and Almighty Voice, a Saskatchewan Cree hunted by Mounties for feeding his family with a stolen government cow, finally brought down with artillery fire. The Bad and the Lonely is a lucid, witty and poignant book that brings to life colourful and tragic figures from Canada's past.

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MARTIN ROBIN taught political science at Simon Fraser University. He is also the author of The Company Province, a two-volume history of British Columbia, and a book on the Canadian labour movement.

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