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“Rogues and Rascals: True Stories of Maritime Lives and Legends” by Bob Kroll
We're winding down our Great Summer Reads for July with a wonderful collection of short tales.
Ironically, it has the longest title of any of our featured books so far - but that big size is befitting the more than two hundred true stories from Maritime history, as compiled by broadcaster and author Bob Kroll.
It's the perfect book for the busy traveler - you can get in at least one story per sitting, but then again - with all all the fascinating facts you won't want to put it down.
About the Book...
"Rogues and Rascals: True Stories of Maritime Lives and Legends" - A fight between soldiers and sailors sparks an all-out riot in downtown Halifax. A corrupt captain agrees to take a shipload of convicts from New Brunswick to Bermuda—and sells them to the highest bidders along the way. And in a small PEI town besieged by crime, the residents take justice into their own hands.
Five thematic sections collect 200 short tales of con men and hangmen, murderers and soul savers, heroes and failures, superstitions and miracles—and even a ghost or two.
With a particular eye to the odd, the interesting, and the obscure, Rogues and Rascals is an anecdotal history of the Maritime provinces. In these pages, you’ll meet the misfits and maligners, treasure hunters and highway robbers, who traversed the Maritimes from the 1700s to the mid 1900s.
About the Author...
He is the author of Intimate Fragments, an irreverent chronicle of early Halifax, and is the past winner of an ACTRA Award for best writer, radio drama (Maritimes). He lives in Halifax.
For more on Bob Kroll click here for his official website
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Good luck & happy reading! SABS
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