Train Robberies, Train Robbers and the Holdup Men (Illustrated) by William A. Pinkerton

Train Robberies, Train Robbers and the Holdup Men (Illustrated)

byWilliam A. Pinkerton

Kobo ebook | April 18, 2016

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This is an address William Pinkerton made at the International Chiefs of Police Convention in 1907. In printed form, the book would be about 86 pages. In it, Pinkerton discusses numerous outlaws of the Old West, particularly those who robbed trains, since that's where the Pinkerton Detective Agency focused its attention during this time.

Of particular interest are the 33 illustrations featuring almost 50 bad guys. It is very uncommon to find this number of illustrations of bad guys in one publication. It's a great visual resource!

William and Robert were sons of Allan Pinkerton, who emigrated from Scotland to Dundee, Illinois in 1842. Pinkerton was appointed at the first police detective in Chicago. In 1850, with Chicago attorney Edward Rucker, Pinkerton formed North-Western Police Agency, which became Pinkerton's. All three members of the family were involved with hunting down train robbers.

Title:Train Robberies, Train Robbers and the Holdup Men (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 18, 2016Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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