Kate Warne, Pinkerton Detective

Kate Warne, Pinkerton Detective

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ISBN-13: 9781939547330
Publisher: Creston Books
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Pages: 44
Sales rank: 677,577
Product dimensions: 11.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 11 Years

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Marissa Moss has written more than 50 books for children. Her popular Amelia's Notebook series has sold millions of copies and been translated into five languages.


April Chu began her career as an architect. She lives and works in Oakland, California. Her previous book, In a Village by the Sea, received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly.

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This book means to introduce an important character in 19th-century history, the first woman detective in the country and to redeem Allan Pinkerton's reputation. Pinkerton and his agency are now chiefly known for violent union-busting tactics, but that wasn't during Allan Pinkerton's lifetime. Rather it was a sharp turn his sons took. Pinkerton himself was a young radical in Scotland, agitating for workers' rights. In fact, he was so successful, the British government considered him a criminal and he had to leave the country or risk arrest. In his new adopted home in Chicago, Pinkerton's house became a busy stop on the Underground Railroad and he was friends with John Brown. He went on to hire people who were generally considered "undesirable," including heavily-accented immigrants and women. He was so impressed with Kate Warne, his first female agent, he put her in charge of a whole women's division.

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