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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
Title variation
Pinkertons great detective
Title variation remainder
the amazing life and times of James McParland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
The story of the legendary detective credited with the defeat of the Molly Maguires gang and Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch offers insight into his innovative "cloak-and-dagger" methods and his investigation into the Western Federation of Mines for the assassination of Idaho's former governor
Pace
Tone
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10225154
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
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Riffenburgh, Beau
Dewey number
  • 363.28/9092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McParland, James P
  • Pinkerton's National Detective Agency
  • Private investigators
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Law Enforcement
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • HISTORY / United States / General
Target audience
adult
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the amazing life and times of James McParland
Label
Pinkerton's great detective : the amazing life and times of James McParland, Beau Riffenburgh
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Publication
Note
  • "The full notes and references, two appendices, the bibliography, and a selection of maps and more material ... can be easily accessed on the websites below ..."--Page xv
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
996780
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 384 pages
Isbn
9780670025466
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013017204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780670025466
Label
Pinkerton's great detective : the amazing life and times of James McParland, Beau Riffenburgh
Publication
Note
  • "The full notes and references, two appendices, the bibliography, and a selection of maps and more material ... can be easily accessed on the websites below ..."--Page xv
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
996780
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 384 pages
Isbn
9780670025466
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013017204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780670025466

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