Richard Parry - The Bonnot Gang: The Story of the French Illegalists

This is the story of the infamous Bonnot Gang: the most notorious French anarchists ever, and the inventors of the motorized get-away. It is the story of how the anarchist taste for illegality developed into illegalism - the theory that theft is liberating. And how a number of young anarchists met in Paris in the years before the first world war, determined to live their lives to the full, regardless of the inevitable - and tragic - consequences. A gripping historical thriller, Parry narrates their lives and background - a Paris of riots, strikes and savage repression. A stronghold of foreign exiles and home-grown revolutionaries. Victor Serge and 'l'anarchie' the individualist weekly. Their robberies, daring and violent, would give them a lasting notoriety in France. Their deaths, as spectacular as their lives, would make them a legend amongst revolutionaries the world over.

The Bonnot Gang
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I put together the other

I put together the other larger (scan quality with no OCR) pdf of The Bonnot Gang a few years ago. I'm quite pleased to see this clean OCR'ed copy of the book online. I was wondering of the person who did this, are you sure this was accurately OCR'ed? I have limited experience with OCR software but found it to be a tricky and annoying thing that frequently would incorrectly read words, which wouldn't be necessarily apparent unless one read the original and the pdf side by side, line for line, because while it would highlight words it wasn't sure about, I found it was often sure about things that weren't correct either.

Anyway, I'd be interested to hear how certain you are that this was accurately digitized, as I have some interest in possibly republishing the book at some point and would like to know if this is a good source of the text of the book.