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Title:Allan Pinkerton: America's First Private Eye
Price:GBP£15.00 (about USD$19.40)
Book ID:B009-3026
Publisher:Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1963
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Very Good
Dodd, Mead & Company, 1963, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First

The life story of Allan Pinkerton, first private detective in America, reads as thrillingly as any mystery tale! He rode with lawmen along the Old Frontier, hunting down members of the Jesse James gang, the Reno Brothers and other desperadoes. He was called upon by federal and state authorities to help fight crime, from train robbery to horse theft. He trained his two sons to help him, founding the renowned Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. His story is inspiring also, for he prevented an attempted assassination of Abraham Lincoln, whom he guarded as "Major Allen." He later organized the first official Secret Service for duty behind the Confederate lines. The fine, fearless tradition of the founder is still carried on by the family. Although the present-day assignments of the Pinkerton investigators may not be as colorful as they once were, they too make life much safer for many of us. This book by a skilled biographer offers great reading! Size: Octavo (standard book size). 241 pages. A few small smudges to top margin of pages 1 to 5. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. in archive acetate film protection. Silver titles spine. red cloth; illustrated by b/w. drawings & photo's.. Includes index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Detectives; Crime; American History; United States; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3026.
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