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Pinkerton's great detective : the amazing life and times of James McParland

Author: Beau Riffenburgh
Publisher: New York : Viking, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The story of the legendary Pinkerton detective who took down the Molly Maguires and the Wild Bunch The operatives of the Pinkerton's National Detective Agency were renowned for their skills of subterfuge, infiltration, and investigation, none more so than James McParland. So thrilling were McParland's cases that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle included the cunning detective in a story along with Sherlock Holmes. Riffenburgh
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
NonFiction
Historical
Sociological
Named Person: James P McParland; James P McParland; James P McParland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beau Riffenburgh
ISBN: 9780670025466 0670025461
OCLC Number: 834432335
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 384 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The making of a detective --
The Molly Maguires --
A new identity --
On the inside --
The long strike --
Three dead men --
Murder and vigilante vengeance --
Trials and tribulations --
McParlan on the witness stand --
One after another --
An ending and a beginning --
A new life --
A new detective in town --
Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch --
On the trail of the Wild Bunch --
The man in charge --
A murder and a confession --
Battle lines are drawn --
The lull before the storm --
The fight for Adams --
The Haywood trial --
Four trails --
The long good-bye.
Responsibility: Beau Riffenburgh.

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"The story of the legendary Pinkerton detective who took down the Molly Maguires and the Wild Bunch The operatives of the Pinkerton's National Detective Agency were renowned for their skills of subterfuge, infiltration, and investigation, none more so than James McParland. So thrilling were McParland's cases that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle included the cunning detective in a story along with Sherlock Holmes. Riffenburgh digs deep into the recently released Pinkerton archives to present the first biography of McParland and the agency's cloak-and-dagger methods. Both action packed and meticulously researched, Pinkerton's Great Detective brings readers along on McParland's most challenging cases: from young McParland's infiltration of the murderous Molly Maguires gang in the case that launched his career to his hunt for the notorious Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch to his controversial investigation of the Western Federation of Mines in the assassination of Idaho's former governor. Filled with outlaws and criminals, detectives and lawmen, Pinkerton's Great Detective shines a light upon the celebrated secretive agency and its premier sleuth"--

"The story of the legendary Pinkerton detective who took down the Molly Maguires and the Wild Bunch The operatives of the Pinkerton's National Detective Agency were renowned for their skills of subterfuge, infiltration, and investigation, none more so than James McParland. So thrilling were McParland's cases that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle included the cunning detective in a story along with Sherlock Holmes. Riffenburgh digs deep into the recently released Pinkerton archives to present the first biography of McParland and the agency's cloak-and-dagger methods. Both action packed and meticulously researched, Pinkerton's Great Detective brings readers along on McParland's most challenging cases: from young McParland's infiltration of the murderous Molly Maguires gang in the case that launched his career to his hunt for the notorious Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch to his controversial investigation of the Western Federation of Mines in the assassination of Idaho's former governor"--

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