The Riot that Never Was
SUMMARY: "As a by-election eventually won by Irish immigrant and newspaper editor Daniel Tracey drew to a close in May 1832, magistrates supporting his opponent, loyalist Stanley Bagg, called in the British troops from the local garrison... In this historical “whodunit,” James Jackson is a one-man investigative commission, combining the moral indignation of an Émile Zola and the writing talent and historical perspective of a Pierre Berton. Although the names of François Languedoc, Pierre Billet and Casimir Chauvin have been forgotten, their story deserves to be known." ON THE BOOK: Dan Horner, The Canadian Historical Review, Vol. 92, No. 3, Sept. 2011, pp. 553-555. BOOK PREVIEW: entrepotnumerique.com BUY ONLINE: barakabooks.com, amazon.ca, etc.