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The Donnelly Album: The Complete and Authentic Account of Canada's Famous Feuding Family

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Ray Fazakas combines unique narrative and an astonishing treasure trove of old photographs, drawings, maps, and documents - of the Donnellys, their murderers, and the sites and people involved - to recreate an entire segment of Canadian frontier life.

Synopsis:

On February 3, 1880 five members of the hated Donnelly family in Lucan, Ontario, were killed by a mob of drunken vigilantes.

The Donnelly Album tells in compelling detail the story of the Donnellys - James, Johannah and their seven sons and one daughter. Arriving from Tipperary, Ireland in the 1840s, the family settled in the boisterous pioneer community near London, Ontario. For the next 30 years, their activities gained wide notoriety in the area. James was convicted of murder but escaped the gallows. The sons grew up to be handsome, reckless, enterprising in business and very dangerous in combat.

What is it about The Donnellys that still fascinates people? Were they really as evil as their enemies portrayed them? Why was no one ever convicted of their murders? What happened to the surviving Donnellys? And why do local people still feel strongly, taking sides for or against the family?

After 15 years of exhaustive research, lawyer Ray Fazakas has produced the definitive account of the famous feud and its tragic consequences. He has also collected an astonishing treasure trove of old photographs, period drawings, maps and documents, showing the Donnellys, their murderers and the sites and people involved.

This unique combination of narrative and illustration recreates an epic tragedy of frontier life.

Description:

Includes index. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781895565614
Author:
Fazakas, Ray
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Location:
Willowdale, Ont. ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Canada - General
Subject:
Murder -- Ontario -- Lucan.
Subject:
Criminals -- Ontario -- Biddulph -- Biography.
Subject:
Criminals -- Ontario -- Lucan.
Subject:
Biddulph
Subject:
Meurtre
Subject:
Criminels
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Donnelly family
Subject:
World History-Canada
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Rev
Series Volume:
194930
Publication Date:
19950931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
331
Dimensions:
10.34x8.26x.81 in. 1.78 lbs.

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » Canada » General
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The Donnelly Album: The Complete and Authentic Account of Canada's Famous Feuding Family
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Product details 331 pages Firefly Books Ltd - English 9781895565614 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , On February 3, 1880 five members of the hated Donnelly family in Lucan, Ontario, were killed by a mob of drunken vigilantes.

The Donnelly Album tells in compelling detail the story of the Donnellys - James, Johannah and their seven sons and one daughter. Arriving from Tipperary, Ireland in the 1840s, the family settled in the boisterous pioneer community near London, Ontario. For the next 30 years, their activities gained wide notoriety in the area. James was convicted of murder but escaped the gallows. The sons grew up to be handsome, reckless, enterprising in business and very dangerous in combat.

What is it about The Donnellys that still fascinates people? Were they really as evil as their enemies portrayed them? Why was no one ever convicted of their murders? What happened to the surviving Donnellys? And why do local people still feel strongly, taking sides for or against the family?

After 15 years of exhaustive research, lawyer Ray Fazakas has produced the definitive account of the famous feud and its tragic consequences. He has also collected an astonishing treasure trove of old photographs, period drawings, maps and documents, showing the Donnellys, their murderers and the sites and people involved.

This unique combination of narrative and illustration recreates an epic tragedy of frontier life.

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