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The Hamiltonians

100 Fascinating Lives

Edited by Margaret Houghton

$24.95 Paperback
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Series: Lorimer Illustrated History

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Nothing illustrates the rich variety of Hamilton's history better than the lives of some of those who made the city their home. Many Hamiltonians have learned about their city's past through visits to local cemeteries, in the company of a knowledgeable local historian. This book assembles the best of these stories, told by some of the city's most expert writers.
Among them:
* Bessie Starkman, partner of Rocco Perri, King of the Bootleggers, killed in a gangland style slaying, whose funeral attracted 25,000 spectators in 1930
* Isabella Hyde Whyte, long thought by Hamiltonians to be the illegitimate offspring of Edward the Duke of Kent, Queen Victoria's father
* Martha Cartmell, a missionary to Japan who started the first girls' school in Tokyo; every year students from the school make a pilgrimage to Hamilton to Cartmell's home church
* Richard Lancefield, first chief librarian in the city, but also a compulsive gambler who embezzled funds from the library and left town when his crime was discovered; his body was returned for burial
With many colourful illustrations, this book will appeal to anyone interested in Canadian history.

Contents

Introduction

100 Fascinating Hamiltonians

Epilogue

Writer Biographies

Select Bibliography

Index

"What's great about the lineup [of The Hamiltonians is the inclusion of people who are just plain odd, people you won't find in standard history books, people who never got a building or bridge or street named after them."

- Paul Wilson Hamilton Spectator

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 22nd October 2003
ISBN: 9781550288049
Format: 10in x 6.88in
More than 50 b&w and colour illustrations

BISAC Code:  HIS006000
Imprint: Lorimer


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