Square John: A True Story

By Marlene Webber and Tony McGilvary

© 1988

'Breaking the law was a reflex in me. It wasn't something I thought about doing or not doing. It was something I simply did. Give me an opportunity -- when I was away from the carnivals -- and I wouldn't know how not to break the law.'

A compulsive con turned compulsive crusader against crime. Tony McGilvary emerged from 22 years behind bars to turn his own life around and help other ex-cons get jobs, get straight, and stay off the street.

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  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
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  • PUBLISHED DEC 1988

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A compulsive con turned compulsive crusader against crime. Tony McGilvary emerged from 22 years behind bars to turn his own life around and help other ex-cons get jobs, get straight, and stay off the street.

Square John: A True Story

By Marlene Webber and Tony McGilvary

© 1988

'Breaking the law was a reflex in me. It wasn't something I thought about doing or not doing. It was something I simply did. Give me an opportunity -- when I was away from the carnivals -- and I wouldn't know how not to break the law.'

A compulsive con turned compulsive crusader against crime. Tony McGilvary emerged from 22 years behind bars to turn his own life around and help other ex-cons get jobs, get straight, and stay off the street.

Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Marlene Webber is a writer living in Toronto. She is co-author, with Tony McGilvary of Square John: A True Story.



    Tony McGilvary tells his harrowing life story to writer Marlene Webber. McGilvary is founder and first director of HELP, a program for the rehabilitation of criminals, his life's work since 1977 when he last left prison.

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