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- DescriptionBeginning with his early days in Scotland as a member of the radical chartists, this book covers the legendary Allan Pinkerton's days as a detective for the Chicago police force and his founding of the Northwest Detective Agency, the first of its kind in the Western hemisphere. It provides in-depth coverage of Pinkerton's role in the Civil War, where he became a trusted confidante of President Lincoln and is credited with establishing the first military intelligence unit for the United States.
- Author BiographyJAMES MACKAY is an award-winning author and historian, widely regarded as the world's leading authority on the life and works of Robert Burns. His other books include the biographies: William Wallace: Brave Heart and Michael Collins: A Life.
- PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Date of Publication07/08/1997
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintJohn Wiley & Sons Inc
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight608 g
- Width155 mm
- Height241 mm
- Spine24 mm
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