Allan Pinkerton: The Original Private Eye

Allan Pinkerton: The Original Private Eye

by Judith Pinkerton Josephson
     
 
In a biography that combines historical detail, photographs, and excerpts from Pinkerton's own letters and books, Judith Pinkerton Josephson takes you inside Pinkerton headquarters and out on the trail with Pinkerton and his force. Josephson also provides insight into the personality of this complex and ambitious man.

Overview

In a biography that combines historical detail, photographs, and excerpts from Pinkerton's own letters and books, Judith Pinkerton Josephson takes you inside Pinkerton headquarters and out on the trail with Pinkerton and his force. Josephson also provides insight into the personality of this complex and ambitious man.

Editorial Reviews

Educare
A fascinating biography of North America's greatest private eye! From secret codes, train robbers, war spies and disguises, this book is a page turner. Did Jesse James get the revenge he swore to on Allan Pinkerton? Read and find out.
Homeschooling News for Ontario, October 1996
Children's Literature - Susan Fournier
For adolescent readers who are reluctant to read nonfiction, this is an exciting biography about a man who was a pioneer in the detective trade. This story begins in 1819, and describes Pinkerton's difficult childhood. We follow Pinkerton throughout his life and also learn a lot about American history. This rich historical detail is augmented with dozens of photographs and excerpts from Pinkerton's own letters and books. The author, Judith Pinkerton, while not related to Allan Pinkerton, was very curious about the life of the man whose last name she shared, and her curiosity and excellent research are clearly evident in this book. A table of contents, a bibliography, a list of the author's sources, and an index will help researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822549239
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Lerner Biographies Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.59(d)
Lexile:
980L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

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