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Call in Pinkertons: American Detectives at Work for Canada David Ricardo Williams

Call in Pinkertons: American Detectives at Work for Canada

David Ricardo Williams

Published September 1st 1998
ISBN : 9781554881147
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240 pages
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Soon after Allan Pinkerton established his legendary detective agency in the United States, Canadians began seeking their services. Call in Pinkertons is the history of the agencys work on behalf of Canadian governments and police forces.During theMoreSoon after Allan Pinkerton established his legendary detective agency in the United States, Canadians began seeking their services. Call in Pinkertons is the history of the agencys work on behalf of Canadian governments and police forces.During the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, Pinkertons operatives hunted legendary train robber Bill Miner in the woods of British Columbia, infiltrated German spy rings during World War I, and helped future prime minister John A. Macdonald to fend off the Fenian raids. They tracked down the Reno Brothers in Windsor, Ontario, and investigated labour unrest in Hamilton. The agencys detectives countered crimes all over Canada, particularly in the West and British Columbia. Pinkertons activities went as far north as the Yukon, where fears were growing of an imminent invasion by a force of Americans from Alaska.Call in Pinkertons is the first book to chronicle the agencys work on behalf of Canadian governments and police forces. This entertaining book provides accounts of actual Pinkertons investigations while detailing the day-to-day activities of a private detective at work. Call in Pinkertons is a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in crime and espionage.