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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    Pinkerton's Great Detective
    Subtitle
    The Amazing Life and Times of James McParland
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dr Beau Riffenburgh
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 167 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780670025466
    ISBN 10: 0670025461
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL, BG
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: JKV
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17720
    B&T Approval Code: C39208200
    DC21: 363.289092
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040, BIO027000
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    B&T Approval Code: C39400000
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    DC22: 363.28/9092
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    LC classification: HV7911.M3884 R54 2013
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Viking Books
    Imprint name
    Viking Books
    Publication date
    14 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Beau Riffenburgh has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Cambridge, where he was a member of the academic staff. He has written numerous books on exploration, including "Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition." He lives in Llanarthne, Wales, UK.