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The Pinks : the first women detectives, operatives, and spies with the Pinkerton National Detective Agency / Chris Enss.

Enss, Chris, 1961- (author.).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 363.28 ENS (Text) 37323005303840 NONFIC Checked out 07/01/2020
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 363.28 ENS (Text) 70741000146511 Adult Non Fiction In transit -

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  • ISBN: 9781493008339
  • ISBN: 1493008331
  • Physical Description: xiii, 169 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Twodot, an imprint of Globe Pequot, [2017]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction -- Operative Kate Warne -- Operative Mrs. R.C. Potter -- Operative Hattie Lewis Lawton -- Operative Mrs. M. Barkley -- Operative Barkley in Washington -- Operative Ellen -- Operatives Elizabeth Baker and Mary Touvestre -- Operative Elizabeth Van Lew -- Operative Dr. Mary Edwards Walker -- Operatives L.L. Lucille and Miss Seaton.
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Most students of American law enforcement history know the story of the notorious and ruthless Pinkerton Detective Agency and the legends behind their role in establishing the Secret Service. But the true stories of Kate Warne--an operative of the Pinkerton Agency and the first woman detective in America--and the other women who served their country as part of the storied crew of crime fighters are not well known. For the first time, the accounts of these intrepid women are collected here and richly illustrated throughout with numerous historical photographs. From Kate Warne's convincing ability to assume various guises--and her part in saving the life of Abraham Lincoln in 1861--to the bravery and self-sacrifice exhibited by the other female agents who broke out of the Cult of True Womanhood in pursuit of justice, these true stories add a fascinating dimension to our understanding of American history.
Subject: Pinkerton's National Detective Agency.
Women private investigators > United States > Biography.

Chris Enss is an author, scriptwriter and comedienne who has written for television and film, and performed on cruise ships and on stage. She has worked with award-winning musicians, writers, directors, producers, and as a screenwriter for Tricor Entertainment, but her passion is for telling the stories of the men and women who shaped the history and mythology of the American West. Some of the most famous names in history, not to mention film and popular culture, populate her books. She’s written or co-written more than two dozen books for TwoDot. And she’s also a licensed private detective. 

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