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Old Bill Miner: Last of the Famous Western Bandits

Anderson, Frank W.

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ISBN 10: 1894384040 / ISBN 13: 9781894384049
Published by Heritage House Pub Co Ltd, 2001
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Old Bill Miner: Last of the Famous Western ...

Publisher: Heritage House Pub Co Ltd

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Good

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Bill Miner, the gentleman bandit, enjoyed more popularity in his day than Jesse James or Billy the Kid. He robbed stagecoaches and trains across California, Colorado, Arizona, Georgia, Washington State, and British Columbia until just before the First World War, by which point the public actually wanted him to escape the police.

Reporters visited him during his time in jail, and dubbed him "Old Bill Miner." When he died in Georgia, where he had committed the state's first train robbery, locals chipped in to pay for his funeral. Described by some as North America's Robin Hood, Bill Miner's character has starred in folk songs, stage productions, and movies. He is also credited with the invention of the phrase, "Hands up!"

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Born in Brandon, Manitoba, in 1919, Frank W. Anderson was orphaned at 18 months and grew up in foster homes, reform schools and jails. At age 16, he was convicted of killing a prison guard and was sentenced to death. This was commuted to life and he spent the next 15 years in a penitentiary. There he completed his high school education and became the first prisoner in Canada to take university courses behind bars. Paroled in 1951, he completed a BA and an MA in social work from the University of Toronto. He then joined the John Howard Society and became a parole officer. He developed a two-year course in human behaviour that was adopted by several colleges, and he was appointed to the National Parole Board in 1974, placed in charge of the region covering Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Territories. He held this position until he retired. In 1998, the University of Ottawa created the Frank W. Anderson Archives of Criminology to serve as a resource centre for students across Canada. He married Edna Marshal in 1955 and they had two children. He moved to Saskatoon after retiring and managed Frontier Books, publishing more than 100 books on Canadian history written by himself and other authors, including Ken Liddell and W.O. Mitchell. He also wrote a book about women who were executed in Canada, A Dance with Death: Canadian Women on the Gallows. Although he was later based in Calgary, Frank wrote, edited and produced numerous titles pertaining to British Columbia.

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