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Master detective

Author: Arthur Orrmont
Publisher: New York : Julian Messner, [1965] ©1965
Series: Junior Literary Guild selection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After working with the Chicago police, Pinkerton established the first United States Secret Service bureau during the Civil War. He was a master sleuth and used psychological tricks, disguises, infiltration of gangs, as well as plain logic to track his criminals.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Allan Pinkerton; Allan Pinkerton; Allen Pinkerton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Orrmont
OCLC Number: 1308018
Description: 191 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: A Glasgow boyhood --
Escape to the New World --
A shrewd yokel becomes a detective --
Two strange cases --
and one suspicious character --
The plot to kill Abraham Lincoln --
"Major Allen" snares a spy --
Timothy Webster's close shaves --
A great spy dies, and the Reno gang --
A Chicago murder and a Brooklyn manhunt --
A Pinkerton vs. The Molly Maguires --
Baron Max and handsome Walter --
Jesse James --
The king is dead --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Junior Literary Guild selection.
Responsibility: Allan Pinkerton.

Abstract:

After working with the Chicago police, Pinkerton established the first United States Secret Service bureau during the Civil War. He was a master sleuth and used psychological tricks, disguises, infiltration of gangs, as well as plain logic to track his criminals.

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