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The Resource Pinkerton's great detective : the amazing life and times of James McParland, Beau Riffenburgh

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

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Pinkerton's great detective : the amazing life and times of James McParland
Title
Pinkerton's great detective
Title remainder
the amazing life and times of James McParland
Statement of responsibility
Beau Riffenburgh
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IEB
Dewey number
  • 363.28/9092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Pinkerton's great detective : the amazing life and times of James McParland, Beau Riffenburgh
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn862170390
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 384 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780670025466
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)862170390
Label
Pinkerton's great detective : the amazing life and times of James McParland, Beau Riffenburgh
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn862170390
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 384 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780670025466
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)862170390

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