LARABEE, Ann KEITH, Alexander, Jr.
Title: Dynamite Fiend : The Chilling Story of Alexander Keith Jr., Nova Scotian Spy, Con-Artist, & International Terrorist. Paperback
Publisher:  Nimbus, Halifax, 2005, ISBN:1551095319
Seller ID: 78872
LARABEE, Ann. The Dynamite Fiend : The Chilling Story of Alexander Keith Jr., Nova Scotian Spy, Con-Artist, & International Terrorist . (Halifax): Nimbus, (2005). Pp. (6),-234, + 16 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated dark grey card covers. "Many believe Victorian Halifax to have been a backwater of sleepy provincialism. And yet out of this quiet port city of the mid-1800s came one of the most devious criminal terrorists of the nineteenth century, a man viewed as a model citizen and related by birth to one ofthe city's most respected businessmen -- Alexander Keith. This is the stor y of Alexander 'Sandy' Keith Jr. and his clandestine career as a Confederate secret agent who plotted some of the most infamous acts of terror of the American Civil War. No doubt responsible for the powerful gunpowder explosion that rocked Halifax Harbour in 1857, the devious bomber Keith graduated to much bigger scams and went on to earn the title of 'Dynamite Fiend', pulling off the appalling 'crime of the century' in 1875 at Bremerhaven, Germany." - from rear. Very good. 10.00