The Spy of the Rebellion; Being a True History of the Spy System of the United States Army during the Late Rebellion. Revealing Many Secrets of the War Hitherto Not Made Public. Compiled from Official Reports Prepared for President Lincoln, General McClellan and the Provost-Marshal-General.

By: Pinkerton, Allan

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Reprint. Corners rubbed, hinges loosening, first few pages loose but included, ink name, address, and date on front endpaper, pages toned. 1886 Hard Cover. xxxii, 33-688 pp. 8vo. Engraved frontispiece and plates. A history of espionage during the American Civil War, by the creator of the United States' first detective agency. Allan Pinkerton (1819 -1884) was a Scottish detective known for creating the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, the first detective agency of the United States. Pinkerton first used shadowing (surveillance of a suspect) and assuming a role (undercover work). The detective stories he wrote were based in part on his own experiences and those of his agents. This first detective story is set in 19th century Alabama. An excerpt reads, The officers of the company were completely at a loss. It was discovered beyond a doubt that the package had been sent from Atlanta. The messenger who received it bore an excellent character, and the company could not believe him guilty of the theft. The lock of the pouch was examined and found in perfect order, so that it evidently had not been tampered with. The messenger was positive that he had not left the safe open when he went out of the car, and there was no sign of the lock's having been forced.

Title: The Spy of the Rebellion; Being a True History of the Spy System of the United States Army during the Late Rebellion. Revealing Many Secrets of the War Hitherto Not Made Public. Compiled from Official Reports Prepared for President Lincoln, General McClellan and the Provost-Marshal-General.

Author: Pinkerton, Allan

Categories: American Civil War, Biography,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: G.W. Carleton & Co.: 1886

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2292092

Keywords: MYSTERY DETECTIVE ALLAN PINKERTON SCOTTISH AMERICAN DETECTIVE THE SOUTH ALABAMA,