The Spy of the Rebellion

Allan Pinkerton Patrick Bass

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The Spy of the Rebellion

The Spy of the Rebellion In this colorful narrative history the founder of Pinkerton National Detective agency describes his successful thwarting of an assassination plot against President elect Lincoln early in and his

  • Title: The Spy of the Rebellion
  • Author: Allan Pinkerton Patrick Bass
  • ISBN: 9780803287228
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this colorful narrative history, the founder of Pinkerton National Detective agency describes his successful thwarting of an assassination plot against President elect Lincoln early in 1861 and his exploits as an operative during the crucial years of the Civil War Allan Pinkerton, using the pseudonym of Major E J Allen, headed an espionage organization that fed inforIn this colorful narrative history, the founder of Pinkerton National Detective agency describes his successful thwarting of an assassination plot against President elect Lincoln early in 1861 and his exploits as an operative during the crucial years of the Civil War Allan Pinkerton, using the pseudonym of Major E J Allen, headed an espionage organization that fed information bout the Confederate Army to Major General George B McClellan At the heart of The Spy of the Rebellion are his entertaining anecdotes concerning the methods by which he recruited and managed his agents Originally published in 1883, it is a fast paced story full of narrow escapes, violent episodes, nefarious schemes, and candid conversations with the most famous and powerful people of the time Here are the beleaguered General McClellan, the benign President Lincoln, the villainous Secretary of war Edwin Stanton, the notorious Rebel spy Mrs Rose Greenhow, and countless others In his introduction to this edition, Patrick Bass evaluates The Spy of the Rebellions as history, adding that it serves historical comprehension in the same manner that good fiction often does, through almost subconscious means, through an indefinable feel for the milieu it imparts to the reader.

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    1. Lenknee on said:

      Great book. Written in 1883 it is the story of the beginning of the Secret Service which back in those days did not protect the President but founded to spy on the Confederacy. Mr. Pinkerton's writing style is very engaging and gives insight into many of the people who were central to the Civil War.

    2. Dick on said:

      My copy of this book is old - printed in 1883 - fascinating insights to what eventually became the secret service. Though at the time of Lincoln's presidency - it was truly inadequate. Hence, Lincoln was murdered by a coward as he sat in a rocking chair at Ford's Theatre.

    3. Laura Verret on said:

      CANNOT WAIT to read this - the personal memoirs of the founder of Pinkerton National Detective Agency!

    4. Lisa Campbell on said:

      Love, love, love old books and the language they were written in!

    5. Corey Recko on said:

      The Spy of the Rebellion was written by detective Allan Pinkerton, founder of the famous Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency. The book covers Pinkerton’s activities during events leading up to and during the American Civil War, from Pinkerton leading a group of detectives who foiled an 1861 plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln to his leading intelligence and espionage for General George B. McClellan. All of the ingredients are there for an exciting memoir, and in that respect this book does [...]

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