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Pinkerton, Allan 1819-1884

Overview
Works: 183 works in 761 publications in 1 language and 16,161 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Case studies  Records and correspondence  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV7914, 331.8928250973
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Strikers, communists, tramps and detectives by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

24 editions published between 1878 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 628 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 )

69 editions published between 1883 and 2011 in English and held by 582 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 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminal reminiscences and detective sketches by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

22 editions published between 1878 and 2002 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional thieves and the detective by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

29 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in English and held by 247 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 )

20 editions published between 1868 and 1942 in English and held by 208 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
Claude Melnotte as a detective and other stories by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

21 editions published between 1875 and 1981 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years a detective by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

22 editions published between 1884 and 1983 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rail-road forger and the detectives by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

22 editions published between 1881 and 1984 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spiritualists and the detectives by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

19 editions published between 1877 and 2012 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The model town and the detectives Byron as a detective by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

20 editions published between 1876 and 1904 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( Book )

16 editions published between 1868 and 1914 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1874 and 2007 in English and held by 110 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 detective and the somnambulist ; The murderer and the fortune teller by Allan Pinkerton( Book )

23 editions published between 1875 and 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Span><span>The mental characteristics of Allan Pinkerton were judgment as to facts, knowledge of men, the ability to concentrate his faculties on one subject, and the persistent power of will. A mysterious problem of crime, against which his life was devoted, presented to his thought, was solved almost in an instant, and seemingly by his intuitions. With half-closed eyes he saw the scene in which the wrong was done, read every movement of the criminals, and reached invariably the correct conclusion as to their conduct and guilt.</span></span>
Allan Pinkerton : America's first private eye by Sigmund A Lavine( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Biography of the man who, with his two sons, founded the detective agency bearing his name
 
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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
Alternative Names
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

Алан Пінкертон

Алън Пинкертън

Пинкертон, Алан

אלן פינקרטון

ألان بينكرتون

ალან პინკერტონი

アラン・ピンカートン

阿兰·平克顿

Languages
English (433)

Covers
Criminal reminiscences and detective sketchesThe detective and the somnambulist ; The murderer and the fortune tellerPinkerton's secret : a novelDouble death : the true story of Pryce Lewis, the Civil War's most daring spyPinkerton : America's first private eyeThe Baltimore plot : the first conspiracy to assassinate Abraham LincolnAllan Pinkerton : the original private eye