Search Results: "Pinkerton Road"


BOOK REVIEW

PINKERTON by Richard Wormser
Released: Oct. 25, 1990

Born in a Glasgow slum, Allan Pinkerton left Scotland as a wanted man (he'd joined a Chartist demonstration for political reform); was a fervent abolitionist, a friend Of John Brown's and a participant in the Underground Railway; yet he ended his innovative career supporting industrial bosses against labor (e.g., against the Irish coal-miners' terrorist organization, the Molly Maguires). Read full book review >

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ALLAN PINKERTON by James Mackay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 1997

"More hagiography than biography, this rather lifeless narrative hardly represents a balanced portrayal of a controversial figure."
Mackay, a Scottish historian whose previous works include a biography of fellow Scot Robert Burns (1993), turns his attention to another Glaswegian, Allan Pinkerton. Read full book review >

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ALLAN PINKERTON by Carl R. Green
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"This well-documented entry in the Outlaws and Lawmen of the Wild West series will appeal more to less practiced readers than will Wormser's Pinkerton: America's First Private Eye (1990). (map, notes, glossary, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-11)"
The colorful life of the US's first private investigator is filled with contradictions: His reputation for honesty as a detective was unshakeable, but he embroidered freely on his adventures in his bestselling memoirs; he supported several popular causes and ran a station on the Underground Railroad, yet worked to smash the Molly Maguires. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2012

"A doggy road trip with nary a dull moment…no bull. (free sampler in iTunes) (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
Spectacular illustrations and digital diversions drive this sweet tale of two Vermont bulldogs in search of a purpose. Read full book review >

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KATE WARNE, PINKERTON DETECTIVE by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A cinematic treatment of derring-do and yet another testament to the importance of women in the historical evolution of the United States. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Moss tackles an important incident in the life of Kate Carter—aka Kate Warne—the first female professional private detective in the United States. Read full book review >

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A PENGUIN PUP FOR PINKERTON by Steven Kellogg
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It keeps everything humming along on the visual plane so much so that there's no need for a real story to back it up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The latest Pinkerton from Kellogg is a bit too all over the place to sustain an actual story line, and Pinkerton is too distracted to play even a fantasy role of a father. Read full book review >

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P.K. PINKERTON & THE PETRIFIED MAN by Caroline Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2013

"A warm, wise, wild and woolly second offering in the Western Mysteries series. (1862 maps of the Washoe and Virginia City, glossary) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In this quick-on-the-draw funny follow-up to The Case of the Deadly Desperados (2012), 12-year-old P.K. Pinkerton still roams the seedy streets of Virginia City of 1862…and he's still up to his eyeballs in trouble. Read full book review >

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Released: July 31, 2012

"A playful novel full of loveable characters, and a fine start to a new book series."
In her debut children's novel, Shelton offers an amusing tale of an intergalactic explorer-turned-hatmaker and her adventures on the planet Ooleeoo. Read full book review >

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P.K. PINKERTON AND THE PISTOL-PACKING WIDOWS by Caroline Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2014

"No disguise can mask P.K. Pinkerton's stout heart and steely resolve in Lawrence's third (and mighty fine) Wild West adventure. (maps) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old half-Lakota "double-orphan" detective P.K. Pinkerton heads to Carson City in the third of the disarming Western Mysteries series. Read full book review >

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DESTINY'S ROAD by Larry Niven
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1997

"A fascinating and skillfully detailed alien ecology, along with solid characters and some intriguing problems for them to tackle: Niven in top form."
Hugo and Nebula Awardwinner Niven's latest (The Ringworld Throne, 1996, etc.) is set on planet Destiny, where the mothership Argo vanished into space, leaving the colonists with only two fusion-powered landers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A sometimes insightful book that is too poorly organized and breezily written to live up to its potential."
A Forbes magazine insider explores the decline of the Forbes media brand and the family's wealth. Read full book review >

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ROAD TO RECKONING by Robert Lautner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Despite some loose ends and an unsatisfying framing device, a robust debut that wears its meticulous research lightly."
On the road in 1830s Pennsylvania, a boy comes of age with brutal suddenness; a twisty, gripping first novel from British author Lautner. Read full book review >