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Freedom's detective : the Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan and the man who masterminded America's first war on terror / Charles Lane.

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  • 24 of 24 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria B WHI (Text) 37521530919747 AMPL Adult Biography Available -
Andrews-Dallas PL - Andrews HISTORY TERRORISM (Text) 73351000054097 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Benton Co PL - Fowler B WHITLEY (Text) 34044000978815 Adult Biography Available -
Clinton PL - Clinton B WHITLEY (Text) 36806002097036 BIOGRAPHY 2ND FLOOR Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 363.283 Lan (Text) 32604000205903 DCTPLD AD Non-Fiction Available -
Eckhart PL - Main BIO WHITLEY hiram (Text) 840191002731301 Biographies - Upper Level Available -
Fayette Co PL - Connersville 363.28 LAN (Text) 39230031957846 Adult Books Available -
Garrett PL - Garrett 363.283 LAN (Text) 30010170873817 Nonfiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg BIO WHITLEY (Text) 32826014180129 Adult Biography Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood NONFICTION TRUE CRIME POLITICAL Lane (Text) 36626104036660 2nd Floor Adult Nonfiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781335006851
  • ISBN: 1335006850
  • ISBN: 9781335044969
  • Physical Description: 348 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Paperback edition 2021
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Hanover Square Press, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-335) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue : Patrick County, Virginia, 1869 -- "Something terrible floats on the breeze." -- "You will all be blown to hell in short order." -- "He has worked his way through the labyrinth of lies." -- "A powerful instrument for good or evil." -- "The government secret agents were everywhere upon their track." -- "I am radically opposed to any organized system of espionage." -- "Suspicions come from Heaven."
Summary, etc.:
In the years following the Civil War, a new battle began. Newly freed African American men had gained their voting rights and would soon have a chance to transform Southern politics. Former Confederates and other white supremacists mobilized to stop them. Thus, the KKK was born. After the first political assassination carried out by the Klan, Washington power brokers looked for help in breaking the growing movement. They found it in Hiram C. Whitley. He became head of the Secret Service, which had previously focused on catching counterfeiters and was at the time the government's only intelligence organization. Whitley and his agents led the covert war against the nascent KKK and were the first to use undercover work in mass crime--what we now call terrorism--investigations. Like many spymasters before and since, Whitley also had a dark side. His penchant for skulduggery and dirty tricks ultimately led to his involvement in a conspiracy that would bring an end to his career and transform the Secret Service. Populated by intriguing historical characters-from President Grant to brave Southerners, both black and white, who stood up to the Klan-and told in a brisk narrative style, Freedom's Detective reveals the story of this complex hero and his central role in a long-lost chapter of American history.
Subject: Whitley, Hiram C.
United States. Secret Service > Officials and employees > Biography.
United States. Secret Service > History > 19th century.
Ku Klux Klan (19th century) > History.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Law enforcement.
Genre: Biographies.

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