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Pinkerton, Allan 1819-1884

Overview
Works: 232 works in 892 publications in 1 language and 17,851 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Case studies  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV7914, 331.8928250973
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The Mollie Maguires and the detectives by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

54 editions published between 1877 and 2014 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To keep the peace in the coal mines, the Pinkerton agency goes to war The Civil War is over, and the Union is rebuilding using the power of coal & mdash;black rock dug from deep beneath the Pennsylvania earth by men from all over the globe who are seeking their fortune in America. In the 1870s, the miners are unionizing to fight for better working conditions, but within their ranks lurks a secret society whose aim is not so pure. It calls itself the Mollie Maguires, and its adherents are ready to kill to get what they want. Fearing a bloodbath, the head of one of the coal-mining firms reaches out to Allan Pinkerton, founder of the famous detective agency, and begs him to break up the sinister ring. Pinkerton sends James McParlan undercover among the miners, the first soldier in a three-year battle against the radicals that will change the face of American labor forever. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices
Strikers, communists, tramps and detectives by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

20 editions published between 1878 and 2013 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spy of the rebellion : being a true history of the spy system of the United States Army during the late rebellion. Revealing many secrets of the war hitherto not made public. Comp. from official reports prepared for President Lincoln, General McClellan and the provost-marshal-general by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

61 editions published between 1883 and 2010 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this colorful narrative history, the founder of Pinkerton National Detective agency describes his successful thwarting of an assassination plot against President-elect Lincoln early in 1861 and his exploits as an operative during the crucial years of the Civil War. Allan Pinkerton, using the pseudonym of Major E. J. Allen, headed an espionage organization that fed information bout the Confederate Army to Major General George B. McClellan. At the heart of The Spy of the Rebellion are his entertaining anecdotes concerning the methods by which he recruited and managed his agents. Originally published in 1883, it is a fast-paced story full of narrow escapes, violent episodes, nefarious schemes, and candid conversations with the most famous and powerful people of the time. Here are the beleaguered General McClellan, the benign President Lincoln, the villainous Secretary of war Edwin Stanton, the notorious Rebel spy Mrs. Rose Greenhow, and countless others. In his introduction to this edition, Patrick Bass evaluates The Spy of the Rebellions as history, adding that it "serves historical comprehension in the same manner that good fiction often does, through almost subconscious means, through an indefinable feel for the milieu it imparts to the reader."
Lincoln and the Baltimore plot, 1861 : from Pinkerton records and related papers by Norma Barrett CUTHBERT( Book )

10 editions published between 1949 and 1980 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminal reminiscences and detective sketches by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

25 editions published between 1878 and 2016 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claude Melnotte as a detective and other stories by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

22 editions published between 1875 and 2010 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional thieves and the detective by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

25 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and evidence of the passage of Abraham Lincoln ... from Harrisburg, Pa., to Washington, D.C. : on the twenty-second and twenty-third of February, eighteen hundred and sixty-one by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

16 editions published between 1868 and 1942 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes letters from various persons to Allan Pinkerton concerning a plan to assassinate President-Elect Abraham Lincoln during his trip to Washington D.C. immediately prior to his first inauguration
History and evidence of the passage of Abraham Lincoln from Harrisburg, Pa., to Washington, D.C., on the 22d and 23d of February, 1861 by Allan Pinkerton( )

16 editions published between 1868 and 1914 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence of Allan Pinkerton
The expressman and the detective by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

27 editions published between 1874 and 2017 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allan Pinkerton), a Scotsman by birth and a barrel-maker by trade, settled in Chicago in its infancy and founded the Pinkertons, the world's first detective agency. Though events associated with the agency after his death has tarnished the name, Pinkerton himself was one of the original human rights advocates. He was a dear friend to John Brown, an advisor to Abraham Lincoln, and 80 years ahead of his time in hiring female detectives. The Expressman and the Detective (1874) is Pinkerton's first attempt at putting his real-life experiences into novel form. Though many later works attributed to Pinkerton are understood to have been ghostwritten, this is the work of the man the London Times calls "a man at once deeply admirable and quite obnoxious." [Elib]
The rail-road forger and the detectives by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

22 editions published between 1881 and 1984 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bucholz and the detectives by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

23 editions published between 1880 and 2017 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The following pages narrate a story of detective experience, which, in many respects, is alike peculiar and interesting, and one which evinces in a marked degree the correctness of one of the cardinal principles of my detective system, viz.: "That crime can and must be detected by the pure and honest heart obtaining a controlling power over that of the criminal."
The model town and the detectives : Byron as a detective by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

21 editions published between 1876 and 2010 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spiritualists and the detectives by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

20 editions published between 1877 and 2012 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years a detective by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

19 editions published between 1884 and 1975 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mississippi outlaws and the detectives ; Don Pedro and the detectives ; Poisoner and the detectives by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

17 editions published between 1879 and 1970 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bank-robbers and the detectives by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

12 editions published between 1882 and 1970 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The burglar's fate and the detectives by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

16 editions published between 1883 and 2017 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the pages which follow I have narrated a story of actual occurrence. No touch of fiction obscures the truthful recital. The crime which is here detailed was actually committed, and under the circumstances which I have related. The four young men, whose real names are clothed with the charitable mantle of fiction, deliberately perpetrated the deed for which they suffered and to-day are inmates of a prison. No tint or coloring of the imagination has given a deeper touch to the action of the story, and the process of detection is detailed with all the frankness and truthfulness of an active pa
The gypsies and the detectives by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

17 editions published between 1872 and 1970 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A double life and the detectives by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

11 editions published between 1881 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The spy of the rebellion : being a true history of the spy system of the United States Army during the late rebellion. Revealing many secrets of the war hitherto not made public. Comp. from official reports prepared for President Lincoln, General McClellan and the provost-marshal-general
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Criminal reminiscences and detective sketchesBucholz and the detectivesPinkerton's secret : a novelDouble death : the true story of Pryce Lewis, the Civil War's most daring spyPinkerton's war : the Civil War's greatest spy and the birth of the U.S. Secret ServiceThe Baltimore plot : the first conspiracy to assassinate Abraham LincolnPinkerton : America's first private eye
Alternative Names
Allan Pinkerton

Allan Pinkerton American Civil War spy

Allan Pinkerton amerykański detektyw, szpieg, założyciel Agencji Pinkertona

Allan Pinkerton Brits detective (1819-1884)

Allan Pinkerton poliziotto, investigatore e agente segreto statunitense

Allan Pinkerton US-amerikanischer Gründer einer Privatdetektei

Pinkerton, Allan J.

Алан Пинкертон американский сыщик и разведчик шотландского происхождения

Алан Пінкертон

Алън Пинкертън

Пинкертон, Алан

אלן פינקרטון

ألان بينكرتون

آلن پینکرتون

ალან პინკერტონი

アラン・ピンカートン

阿兰·平克顿

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English (569)