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Title The Ballad of Danny Wolfe
Author Joe Friesen
Publisher Signal
Release Date 2017
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780771030246
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The harrowing true story of the life and death of the man who founded and ran the first, and largest Aboriginal street gang. Tracing the early years of Daniel Wolfe's life, from his birth in Regina to his mother Susan Creeley, a First Nations woman; to his first brush with the law at the age of four; to the birth of the Indian Posse - the first Aboriginal street gang in Canada that would eventually claim the title of the largest street gang with over 12,000 members and Danny at the helm; to Danny's death in 2010, Joe Friesen's account of this fascinating character is gripping and provocative.

Title The Ballad of Danny Wolfe
Author Joe Friesen
Publisher Signal
Release Date 2016-02-02
Category Social Science
Total Pages 350
ISBN 0771030231
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Cinematically tracing the early years of Daniel Wolfe's life: from his birth in Regina to his mother Susan Creeley, a First Nations woman; to his first brush with the law at the age of four and then his subsequent arrests; to the birth of the Indian Posse - the Aboriginal street gang in Canada that would eventually claim the title of the largest street gang in North America with over 12,000 members (from BC to Ontario, and even Texas, Oklahoma, and Arizona) and Danny at the helm; to Danny's death in 2010. Joe Friesen's account, is gripping, timely and provocative.

Indians Wear Red by Elizabeth Comack

Title Indians Wear Red
Author Elizabeth Comack
Publisher Fernwood Books Limited
Release Date 2013
Category Social Science
Total Pages 166
ISBN 1552665828
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winner of the 2014 Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction, Manitoba Book Awards. With the advent of Aboriginal street gangs such as Indian Posse, Manitoba Warriors, and Native Syndicate, Winnipeg garnered a reputation as the gang capital of Canada. Yet beyond the stereotypes of outsiders, little is known about these street gangs and the factors and conditions that have produced them. Indians Wear Red locates Aboriginal street gangs in the context of the racialized poverty that has become entrenched in the colonized space of Winnipeg s North End. Drawing upon extensive interviews with Aboriginal street gang members as well as with Aboriginal women and elders, the authors develop an understanding from inside the inner city and through the voices of Aboriginal people especially street gang members themselves. While economic restructuring and neo-liberal state responses can account for the global proliferation of street gangs, the authors argue that colonialism is a crucial factor in the Canadian context, particularly in western Canadian urban centres. Young Aboriginal people have resisted their social and economic exclusion by acting collectively as Indians. But just as colonialism is destructive, so too are street gang activities, including the illegal trade in drugs. Solutions lie not in quick fixes or getting tough on crime but in decolonization: re-connecting Aboriginal people with their cultures and building communities in which they can safely live and work."

Tam Lin by Pamela Dean

Title Tam Lin
Author Pamela Dean
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2006-08-03
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9781101653609
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the ancient Scottish ballad "Tam Lin," headstrong Janet defies Tam Lin to walk in her own land of Carterhaugh . . . and then must battle the Queen of Faery for possession of her lover’s body and soul. In this version of "Tam Lin," masterfully crafted by Pamela Dean, Janet is a college student, "Carterhaugh" is Carter Hall at the university where her father teaches, and Tam Lin is a boy named Thomas Lane. Set against the backdrop of the early 1970s, imbued with wit, poetry, romance, and magic, Tam Lin has become a cult classic—and once you begin reading, you’ll know why. This reissue features an updated introduction by the book’s original editor, the acclaimed Terri Windling.

Title The Ballad of Danny Wolfe
Author Joe Friesen
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2016
Category Gang members
Total Pages 347
ISBN OCLC:1147727370
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"In 2008, Danny Wolfe, a Winnipeg Aboriginal man, was 31-years-old and awaiting trial on two counts of first-degree murder in at the Regina Correctional Centre. In spite of his young age, it wasn't his first time behind bars--in fact, Danny had found himself in and out of correctional facilities since his teenage years, sometimes even finding his own way out. Now, fifteen years after his last break out of prison, in an adult facility only a few cells down from his younger brother, Preston, Danny was orchestrating a bold move: a bigger escape from a jail where the notion was inconceivable. Cinematically tracing the early years of Daniel Wolfe's life, from his birth in Regina to his mother Susan Creeley, a First Nations woman; to his first brush with the law at the age of four and then his subsequent arrests; to the birth of the Indian Posse--the Aboriginal street gang in Canada that would eventually claim the title of the largest street gang in North America with over 12,000 members (from BC to Ontario, and even Texas, Oklahoma, and Arizona) and Danny at the helm; to Danny's death in 2010, Joe Friesen's account of this fascinating character, the gang world he was at the center of, and the current state of First Nations relations in Canada is gripping, timely, and provocative."--

The Labradorians by Lynne D. Fitzhugh

Title The Labradorians
Author Lynne D. Fitzhugh
Publisher Breakwater Books
Release Date 1999
Category History
Total Pages 507
ISBN 1550811487
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Explorer Jacques Cartier dismissed it as the land God gave to Cain, but generations of people from widely differing cultures living in dense wilde ess conditions have forged the people of Labrador into a thriving, vital culture of their own. Here are their stories in their own voices, written by the expert hand of a person whose heart's home is Labrador.

The Whisky King by Trevor Cole

Title The Whisky King
Author Trevor Cole
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2017-04-11
Category True Crime
Total Pages 528
ISBN 9781443442251
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“True-crime writing at its finest.” —Dean Jobb, author of Empire of Deception A rich and fascinating history of Canada’s first celebrity mobster, Rocco Perri—King of the Bootleggers—and the man who pursued him, Canada’s first undercover Mountie, for readers of Erik Larson, Dean Jobb and Charlotte Gray At the dawn of the 20th century, two Italian men arrived in Canada amid waves of immigration. One, Rocco Perri, from southern Italy, rose from the life of a petty criminal on the streets of Toronto to running the most prominent bootlegging operation of the Prohibition era, taking over Hamilton and leading one of the country’s most influential crime syndicates. Perri was feared by his enemies and loved by the press, who featured him regularly in splashy front-page headlines. So great was his celebrity that, following the murder of his wife and business partner, Bessie Starkman, a crowd of 30,000 thronged the streets of Hamilton for her funeral. Perri’s businesses—which included alcohol, drugs, gambling and prostitution—kept him under constant police surveillance. He caught the interest of one man in particular, the other arrival from Italy, Frank Zaneth. Zaneth, originally from the Italian north, joined the RCMP and became its first undercover investigator—Operative No. 1. Zaneth’s work took him across the country, but he was dogged in his pursuit of Rocco Perri and worked for his arrest until the day Perri was last seen, in 1944, when he disappeared without a trace. With original research and masterful storytelling, Cole details the fascinating rise to power of a notorious Prohibition-era Canadian crime figure twinned with the life of the man who pursued him.

Hard Road by Peter Edwards

Title Hard Road
Author Peter Edwards
Publisher Random House Canada
Release Date 2017-05-02
Category True Crime
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780345816108
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The spiritual godfather of Canadian bikers tells the story of his fascinating life. You could call Bernie Guindon the Sonny Barger of Canadian bikers (but not to his face). The founder of Satan's Choice, Guindon led what was in the 1960s the second-largest biker club in the world (after the Hells Angels, which Bernie would join briefly in the early 2000s) to national prominence and international infamy. His life wasn't all bikes and crime. He was also a medalist in boxing for Canada at the Pan Am Games. That tension between the very rough life he was born into and the possibility for success in the straight world (and how aspirations in each fed his success in the other) layer Guindon's story, one of the great untold stories in biker history. Friends from the biker world and Guindon's family have given extensive interviews for Hard Road, including his son, Harley, a convict and outlaw biker himself.

Red River Girl by Joanna Jolly

Title Red River Girl
Author Joanna Jolly
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2019-08-27
Category True Crime
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780735233942
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER A gripping account of the unsolved death of an Indigenous teenager, and the detective determined to find her killer, set against the backdrop of a troubled city. On August 17, 2014, the body of fifteen-year old runaway Tina Fontaine was found in Winnipeg's Red River. It was wrapped in material and weighted down with rocks. Red River Girl is a gripping account of that murder investigation and the unusual police detective who pursued the killer with every legal means at his disposal. The book, like the movie Spotlight, will chronicle the behind-the-scenes stages of a lengthy and meticulously planned investigation. It reveals characters and social tensions that bring vivid life to a story that made national headlines. Award-winning BBC reporter and documentary maker Joanna Jolly delves into the troubled life of Tina Fontaine, the half-Ojibway, half-Cree murder victim, starting with her childhood on the Sagkeeng First Nation Reserve. Tina's journey to the capital city is a harrowing one, culminating in drug abuse, sexual exploitation, and death. Aware of the reality of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, Jolly has chronicled Tina Fontaine's life as a reminder that she was more than a statistic. Raised by her father, and then by her great-aunt, Tina was a good student. But the violent death of her father hit Tina hard. She ran away, was found and put into the care of Child and Family Services, which she also sought to escape from. That choice left her in danger. Red River Girl focuses not on the grisly event itself, but on the efforts to seek justice. In December 2015, the police charged Raymond Cormier, a drifter, with second-degree murder. Jolly's book will cover the trial, which resulted in an acquittal. The verdict caused dismay across the country. The book is not only a true crime story, but a portrait of a community where Indigenous women are disproportionately more likely to be hurt or killed. Jolly asks questions about how Indigenous women, sex workers, community leaders, and activists are fighting back to protect themselves and change perceptions. Most importantly, the book will chronicle whether Tina's family will find justice.

The Road To Hell by Julian Sher

Title The Road to Hell
Author Julian Sher
Publisher Seal Books
Release Date 2010-06-11
Category True Crime
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9780307365866
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this definitive, up-to-the-minute account of the Hells Angels in Canada, two veteran journalists investigate why the recent imprisonment of feared biker leader, Maurice “Mom” Boucher, is too little, too late. By the spring of 2002, Boucher was safely in prison but the Hells Angels had grown to 37 chapters with close to 600 members across the country. They had taken over the drug trade and continued their rapid expansion into Ontario with a recent, high-profile enlistment -- or patchover -- of 168 members from other gangs. In Winnipeg, gang warfare turned ugly as the Hells muscled out the competition and firebombed a policeman’s home. In Vancouver, they secured a stranglehold on smuggling in the all-important West Coast port. The Road to Hell is the story of how the Hells have taken over the Canadian crime scene: how politicians dithered while overburdened prosecutors burned out and lost major cases; how police brass squabbled while a handful of dedicated cops worked years to amass their evidence; how a few citizens stood up the bikers and paid for that bravery with their lives. Murder plots, drug deals, money laundering and assassinations are brought to life through never-before-revealed police files, wiretaps and surveillance tapes. In gripping prose, the authors tell all about Boucher’s war on the justice system; how he finally lost in Quebec, thanks in part to Danny Kane, a reluctant biker turned informer; but how across Canada the Hells have succeeded in building a national crime empire. The RCMP and then the police in Montreal would run Danny Kane as one of the most successful -- and most secretive -- agents ever to infiltrate organized crime. Kane would climb all the way to the top: from a lowly hangaround to a trusted confidante of the Quebec Nomads, the elite chapter led by the top Hells Angels lieutenants of Maurice “Mom” Boucher. And through his entire six-year-career as a spy, few people -- even inside the police -- would ever know about his dangerous double life. -- from The Road to Hell

Least Wanted by Mark Michaelson

Title Least Wanted
Author Mark Michaelson
Publisher Steidl / Edition7L
Release Date 2006
Category Photography
Total Pages 303
ISBN UVA:X030140195
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Punks, sneaks, mooks and miscreants. Hookers, stooges, grifters and goons. Men and women, elderly and adolescent, rich and poor, but mostly poor. These are the Least Wanted. Their portraits make up a small part of Mark Michaelson's collection of over 10,000 American mugshots from the 1870s to the 1960s. Created as utilitarian instruments, and meant to be destroyed when obsolete, they survive as remnants of a bygone era of hard-copy originals, extraordinary visual windows on the past, and riveting physical artifacts, often accompanied by municipal ephemera. They are glued to cards and manuscripts, typed on and rubber stamped. Each suspect has been measured and fingerprinted, documented and classified. Bored, sheepish, proud, coy, tough, defiant, bounced, bloodied, bruised, broken and innocent faces--innocent until proven guilty--stare back at the camera with unmistakable individuality. This is central casting for the Late Late Show of unvarnished reality, and the lineup is full of small-timers, those who have fallen through the cracks. Each subject, each image, is a person, a portrait, a trace, a crime, a clue, a moment, an expression, a frame, a mustache, a mother, a father, a son or a daughter. Each image is evidence, documentation. A record of people and of stories dismissed by history and rescued here. A century of American souls, filed and forgotten, until now. Contributors include Ian McEwan and New Yorker contributor Malcolm Gladwell.

Severed by John Gilmore

Title Severed
Author John Gilmore
Publisher Amok Books
Release Date 2006
Category History
Total Pages 238
ISBN 9781878923172
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Offers a documented and reasoned solution to one of the strangest of all unsolved murders in the annals of modern crime, the murder of aspiring starlet Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles in 1947.

Whisky And Ice by C.W. Hunt

Title Whisky and Ice
Author C.W. Hunt
Publisher Dundurn
Release Date 1996-07-26
Category History
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781554883776
Language English, Spanish, and French
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During the Roaring Twenties, Ben Kerr was known as the "King of the Rumrunners." The U.S. Coast Guard put him at the top of the most-wanted list and offered a reward of $5,000. But ending up in Club Fed was not Kerr’s only worry - he had to contend with Hamilton crime lords Rocco and Bessie Perri. Whisky and Ice takes the reader back to the Prohibition era, when Canada and the United States were obsessed with "demon liquor" (not to mention the endless posturing by politicians). As Hunt aptly writes, the U.S. during Porhibition "was about as dry as the mud flats of the Mississippi at high tide."

Something Beautiful Happened by Yvette Manessis Corporon

Title Something Beautiful Happened
Author Yvette Manessis Corporon
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2017-09-12
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781501161124
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Seventy years after her grandmother helped hide a Jewish family on a Greek island during World War II, a woman sets out to track down their descendants—and discovers a new way to understand tragedy, forgiveness, and the power of kindness in “an engrossing peek into a little-known chapter of World War II, and one family’s harrowing tale of finding the lost pieces of its own history” (Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Liar Temptress Solider Spy). Yvette Manessis Corporon grew up listening to her grandmother’s stories about how the people of the small Greek island Erikousa hid a Jewish family—a tailor named Savvas and his daughters—from the Nazis during World War II. Nearly 2,000 Jews from that area died in the concentration camps, but even though everyone on Erikousa knew Savvas and his family were hiding on the island, no one ever gave them up, and the family survived the war. Years later, Yvette couldn’t get the story of the Jewish tailor out of her head. She decided to track down the man’s descendants—and eventually found them in Israel. Their tearful reunion was proof to her that evil doesn’t always win. But just days after she made the connection, her cousin’s child was gunned down in a parking lot in Kansas, a victim of a Neo-Nazi out to inflict as much harm as he could. Despite her best hopes, she was forced to confront the fact that seventy years after the Nazis were defeated, remainders of their hateful legacy still linger today. As Yvette and her family wrestled with the tragedy in their own lives, the lessons she learned from the survivors of the Holocaust helped her confront and make sense of the present. In beautiful interweaving storylines, the past and present come together in a nuanced, heartfelt “story of compassion and collective resistance” with “undeniable emotional power” (Kirkus Reviews).

Kiss Faq by Dale Sherman

Title KISS FAQ
Author Dale Sherman
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2012-07-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781617131271
Language English, Spanish, and French
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KISS FAQ: EVERYTHING LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE HOTTEST BAND IN THE LAND

Healing Places by Wilbert M. Gesler

Title Healing Places
Author Wilbert M. Gesler
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2003
Category Medical
Total Pages 131
ISBN 0742519562
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Wil Gesler examines how different environments affect physical, mental, spiritual, social, and emotional components of healing.

Wayfaring Strangers by Fiona Ritchie

Title Wayfaring Strangers
Author Fiona Ritchie
Publisher UNC Press Books
Release Date 2014-09-29
Category Music
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781469618234
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a steady stream of Scots migrated to Ulster and eventually onward across the Atlantic to resettle in the United States. Many of these Scots-Irish immigrants made their way into the mountains of the southern Appalachian region. They brought with them a wealth of traditional ballads and tunes from the British Isles and Ireland, a carrying stream that merged with sounds and songs of English, German, Welsh, African American, French, and Cherokee origin. Their enduring legacy of music flows today from Appalachia back to Ireland and Scotland and around the globe. In Wayfaring Strangers, Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr guide readers on a musical voyage across oceans, linking people and songs through centuries of adaptation and change. From ancient ballads at the heart of the tradition to instruments that express this dynamic music, Ritchie and Orr chronicle the details of an epic journey. Enriched by the insights of key contributors to the living tradition on both sides of the Atlantic, this abundantly illustrated volume includes a CD featuring 20 songs by musicians profiled in the book, including Dolly Parton, Dougie MacLean, Cara Dillon, John Doyle, Pete Seeger, Sheila Kay Adams, Jean Ritchie, Doc Watson, David Holt, Anais Mitchell, Al Petteway, and Amy White.

The Unexpected Cop by Ernie Louttit

Title The Unexpected Cop
Author Ernie Louttit
Publisher University of Regina Press
Release Date 2019
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 212
ISBN 0889775990
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The cop who blew the whistle on Saskatoon's notorious "Starlight Tours", Ernie Louttit is the bestselling author of two previous "Indian Ernie" books. He demonstrates in this latest title that being a leader means sticking to your convictions and sometimes standing up to the powers that be. One of the first Indigenous officers hired by the Saskatoon Police, he was an outsider who became an insider, with a difference. A former military man with a passion for the law, he was tough on the beat, but was also a role model for children on the streets.

Collateral Damage by John List

Title Collateral Damage
Author John List
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2006
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 132
ISBN 059567724X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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To anyone who ever knew him, including fellow prisoners, John List comes across as a kindly and gentle man. Deeply religious he never missed church, never swore and never had a woman until just before marriage. But there was something wrong with him. He couldn't recall anything about the 41 days of combat he experienced in Germany as an infantryman in World War II. He couldn't seem to hold a job for long and he had trouble dealing with the problems of his teenaged kids. Then in 1971, seemingly out of the blue, List murdered his mother, wife and three children in cold blood, and fled to Colorado to live, work and remarry under an assumed name. Diagnosed as suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder, it now appears that both John List and his victims should be listed as collateral damage of war. To order iUniverse books call 1-800-288-4677 ext.501, or e-mail: [email protected]

The Rebels by Daniel R. Wolf

Title The Rebels
Author Daniel R. Wolf
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date 2000-12-15
Category Social Science
Total Pages 372
ISBN 9781442659575
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The image of the outlaw biker is widely recognize in North American society. The reality is only known to insiders. To study the phenomenon of outlaw biker clubs, anthropologist Daniel Wolf bridged the gap between image and reality by becoming an insider. Electronic Format Disclaimer: Preliminary images removed at the request of the rights holder.