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The Expressman and the Detective

Allan Pinkerton

Allan Pinkerton (1819-1884), a Scotsman by birth and a barrel-maker by trade, settled in Chicago in its infancy and founded the Pinkertons, the world's first detective agency. Though events associated with the agency after his death have tarnished the name, Pinkerton himself was one of the original human rights advocates. He was a dear friend to John Brown, an advisor to Abraham Lincoln, and 80 years ahead of his time in hiring female detectives. He was also stubborn, irascible, and an egomaniac. The Expressman and the Detective (1874) is Pinkerton's first attempt at putting his real-life experiences into novel form. Though many later works attributed to Pinkerton are understood to have been ghostwritten, this is the work of the man the London Times calls "a man at once deeply admirable and quite obnoxious." (Summary by Pete Williams)

Allan Pinkerton (1819-1884), a Scotsman by birth and a barrel-maker by trade, settled in Chicago in its infancy and founded the Pinkertons, the world's first detective agency. Though events associated with the agency after his death have tarnished the name, Pinkerton himself was one of the original human rights advocates. He was a dear friend to John Brown, an advisor to Abraham Lincoln, and 80 years ahead of his time in hiring female detectives. He was also stubborn, irascible, and an egomaniac. The Expressman and the Detective (1874) is Pinkerton's first attempt at putting his real-life experiences into novel form. Though many later works attributed to Pinkerton are understood to have been ghostwritten, this is the work of the man the London Times calls "a man at once deeply admirable and quite obnoxious." (Summary by Pete Williams)
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History

Description:

Allan Pinkerton (1819-1884), a Scotsman by birth and a barrel-maker by trade, settled in Chicago in its infancy and founded the Pinkertons, the world's first detective agency. Though events associated with the agency after his death have tarnished the name, Pinkerton himself was one of the original human rights advocates. He was a dear friend to John Brown, an advisor to Abraham Lincoln, and 80 years ahead of his time in hiring female detectives. He was also stubborn, irascible, and an egomaniac. The Expressman and the Detective (1874) is Pinkerton's first attempt at putting his real-life experiences into novel form. Though many later works attributed to Pinkerton are understood to have been ghostwritten, this is the work of the man the London Times calls "a man at once deeply admirable and quite obnoxious." (Summary by Pete Williams)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 24m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:26


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:47