The Baltimore Lincoln Assassination Plot and Other Civil War Secrets

The Baltimore Lincoln Assassination Plot and Other Civil War Secrets

by Allan Pinkerton
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The Baltimore Lincoln Assassination Plot and Other Civil War Secrets by Allan Pinkerton

This account is written by the famous private detective of this era Allan Pinkerton, which among other things, uncovered the first plot to assassinate the newly elected President Lincoln as he arrived in Baltimore on his way to the White House.

This book is controversial and has sparked many disagreements among historians, but no one can deny it is a good read, which really gives you a feel for the mindset during the "Rebellion," or Civil War as it is known today.

The book also explores the entire spy system set up by the North to keep tabs on the Southland and ultimately lead it to victory.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012236890
Publisher: Publisher of One
Publication date: 03/05/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 625,051
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Allan Pinkerton (25 August 1819 – 1 July 1884) was a Scottish American detective and spy, best known for creating the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, the first detective agency of the United States.

He was originally hired by railroad companies to capture the famous train robber Jesse James, but failed to accomplish this feat.

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The Baltimore Lincoln Assassination Plot and Other Civil War Secrets 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting from a "spy" perspective. A side of the war not otherwise chronicled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoy the style in which the famous detective writes, but sometimes find it bothersome how he obviously creates conversations his "operatives" have. There is no way that they would be able to detail to him word for word and action for action everything that he states - at least not back in the 1800's. I believe that he's telling the overall truth from his perspective, but I question the validity of much of the content of this book. Still an enjoyable read, whether some of it's made up or not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really cool in that it had first-hand account of one of the private detectives who was responsible for looking after Lincoln. The Baltimore assassination plot almost happened, if it weren't for Allan Pikerton's spies who infiltrated the group. Other stories also uncovered some little known Civil War secrets. If you like uncensored history, you'll like this book.
IB2 More than 1 year ago
was too polical,
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