A Cowboy Detective

A Cowboy Detective
A True Story of Twenty-Two Years with a World Famous Detective Agency

by Charles A. Siringo

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  • Release : 2017-02-10
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN : 9781520561011
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From arresting anarchists in Chicago to chasing down Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch gang, Charles Siringo spent twenty-two years of service fighting crimes across America. Having started out as a full-fledged cowboy when only eleven years old, Siringo was most comfortable on horseback in the great expanse of the American West, but his missions often led him further afield to the Canada and Mexico. During his career as a detective Siringo faced some of the most dangerous men and women of the late-nineteenth century and only survived through a combination of bravery, skill and luck. Siringo was most successful when he went undercover into the criminal underworld and uncovered plans for illegal activity. "Among the enduring western master storytellers is Charlie Siringo, cowboy, detective, author, whose career and writings still live in the psyche of millions of westerners today." Howard Roberts Lamar Unfortunately for Siringo the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, who he had been working for, were unhappy with the publication of the book and so a court order forced him to change their name to the "Dickenson Detective Agency" and for Tom Horn to be changed to "Tim Corn." Yet, despite this, A Cowboy Detective remains a fascinating work. "His cowboys and gunmen were not of Hollywood and folklore. He was an honest reporter." J. Frank Dobie Charles Siringo was an American detective, lawman and author. His first book A Texas Cowboy; or, Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony was published in 1885, establishing his reputation as a writer. The year later, he moved to Chicago and joined the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, which he remained with for the next twenty-two years. A Cowboy Detective was first published in 1912. After becoming a New Mexico Ranger for a short period Siringo died in 1928.

A Cowboy Detective

A Cowboy Detective
A True Story of Twenty-two Years with a World-famous Detective Agency; Giving the Inside Facts of the Bloody Cœur D'Alene Labor Riots, and the Many Ups and Downs of the Author Throughout the United States, Alaska, British Columbia and Old Mexico, Also Exciting Scenes Among the Moonshiners of Kentucky and Virginia

by Charles A. Siringo

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1912
  • Pages : 515
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Cowboy Detective

A Cowboy Detective
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by Charles A. Siringo

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  • Release : 2017-10-07
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN : 9781538038970
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Charles Angelo Siringo (February 7, 1855-October 18, 1928), was an American lawman, detective, and agent for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency during the late 19th century and early 20th century. Siringo was born in Matagorda County, Texas to an Irish immigrant mother and an Italian immigrant father from Piedmont. He attended public school until reaching the age of 15, when he started working on local ranches as a cowboy. After taking part in several cattle drives, Siringo stopped herding to settle down, get married (1884), and open a merchant business in Caldwell, Kansas. He began writing a book, entitled A Texas Cowboy; Or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony. A year later, it was published, to wide acclaim, and became one of the first true looks into life as a cowboy written by someone who had actually lived the life. In 1886, bored with the mundane life of a merchant, Siringo moved to Chicago and joined the Pinkerton Detective Agency. He used gunman Pat Garrett's name as a reference to get the job, having met Garrett several years before. He was immediately assigned several cases, which took him as far north as Alaska, and as far south as Mexico City. He began operating undercover, a relatively new technique at the time, and infiltrated gangs of robbers and rustlers, making over one hundred arrests. Siringo retired in 1907, and began writing another book, entitled Pinkerton's Cowboy Detective. The Pinkerton Detective Agency held up publication for two years, feeling it violated their confidentiality agreement that Siringo had signed when he was hired and objecting to the use of their name. Siringo gave in, and deleted their name from the book title, instead writing two separate books, entitled A Cowboy Detective and Further Adventures of a Cowboy Detective.

A Cowboy Detective

A Cowboy Detective
A True Story of Twenty-Two Years with a World Famous Detective Agency: Giving the Inside Facts of the Bloody Coeur D'Alene Labor Riots, and the Many Ups and Downs of the Author Throughout the United States, Alaska, British Columbia an

by Charles A. Siringo

  • Publisher : Nabu Press
  • Release : 2014-03
  • Pages : 570
  • ISBN : 9781295884766
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Further Adventures of a Cowboy Detective

Further Adventures of a Cowboy Detective
A True Story of Twenty-two Years with a World Famous Detective Agency ...

by Charles A. Siringo

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1912
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Cowboy Detective

A Cowboy Detective
A True Story of Twenty-Two Years with a World Famous Detective Agency: Giving the Inside Facts of the Bloody Coeur D'Alene Labor Riots, and the Many Ups and Downs of the Author Throughout the United States, Alaska, British Columbia an

by Charles a Siringo

  • Publisher : Andesite Press
  • Release : 2015-08-12
  • Pages : 570
  • ISBN : 9781297793004
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Cowboy Detective: Classic Westerns

A Cowboy Detective: Classic Westerns
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by Charles Siringo

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  • Release : 2020-02-26
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
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A Cowboy Detective by Charlies Siringo - Siringo was famous for infiltrating Butch Cassidy's Train Robbers' Syndicate and, following the Wilcox train robbery of 1899, Siringo was assigned to track Cassidy and his outlaw gang. This is a true story of the detective's encounters with moonshiners of Kentucky and Virginia and his adventures in Alaska. It is a classic tale of America's frontier at the turn of the century -- the cowboys, the villains, the cattle ranchers and the outlaws that made up America.... ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charles Siringo (1855-1928), was a detective and agent for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency during the late 19th century and early 20th century. He was undercover, a new technique at the time, and infiltrated gangs of robbers and rustlers. He posed as a gunman on the run from the law for murder when he infiltrated Butch Cassidy's Train Robbers Syndicate. He was born in Texas and work on local ranches as a cowboy. He worked on several cattle drives before settling down and marrying. His first book, "A Texas Cowboy; Or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony" was a bestseller. In 1886, Siringo moved to Chicago and joined the Pinkerton Detective Agency, using gunman Pat Garrett's name as a reference. The Pinkertons were larger than the army in the 19th century, with 2,000 active agents and 30,000 reserves. They provided services for management and included secret operatives like Siringo. His cases took him from Alaska to Mexico City where he infiltrated gangs of robbers and rustlers, making more than 100 arrests. In the late 1890s, posing as "Charles L. Carter", an alleged gunman on the run from the law for a murder, he infiltrated outlaw Butch Cassidy's Train Robbers' Syndicate. He hampered the operations of Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, but without a large number of arrests. After they committed the now-famous train robbery near Wilcox, Wyoming, in which they robbed a Union Pacific train, he again found himself assigned to capture the Wild Bunch.

Riata and Spurs

Riata and Spurs
The Story of a Lifetime Spent in the Saddle as Cowboy and Detective

by Charles A. Siringo

  • Publisher : Sunstone Press
  • Release : 1927
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 1611390818
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Two Evil Isms, Pinkertonism and Anarchism

Two Evil Isms, Pinkertonism and Anarchism
By a Cowboy Detective who Knows, as He Spent Twenty-two Years in the Inner Circle of Pinkerton's National Detective Agency

by Charles A. Siringo

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1958
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Cowboy Detective

A Cowboy Detective
A True Story of Twenty-Two Years With a World-Famous Detective Agency (Classic Reprint)

by Chas A. Siringo

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  • Release : 2015-07-19
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN : 9781331759607
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Excerpt from A Cowboy Detective: A True Story of Twenty-Two Years With a World-Famous Detective Agency This story of twenty years of active service as a detective, an autobiography of many thrilling adventures, on mountain and plain, among moonshiners, cattle thieves, tramps, dynamiters and other strong-arm men, has been delayed for a long time in coming from the press. The delay was due to the protests of the authors former employers. These protests were undoubtedly rightful, but it was considered in the beginning that no harm could come therefrom, for the reason that the identity of persons involved was not disclosed except in reference to past facts, matters that were done and over with. Now this difficulty has been overcome and the objections removed by the use of fictitious names in many places. But the story in no wise loses its interest, and it is believed the reader will find in the volume much with which to entertain himself. The author is not a literary man, but has written as he speaks, and it is thought that the simplicity thus resulting will not detract from the substantial merit of the tales, which are recitals of facts and not of fiction. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Cowboy Detective

A Cowboy Detective
The True Story of Charlie Siringo

by Kathy Gori,Alan Berger

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Cowboy Detective

A Cowboy Detective
A True Story of Twenty-two Years with a World-famous Detective Agency, Giving the Inside Facts of the Bloody Coeur D'Alene Labor Riots, and the Many Ups and Downs of the Author Throughout the United States, Alaska, British Columbia and Old Mexico, Also Exciting Scenes Among the Moonshiners of Kentucky and Virginia

by Charles A. Siringo

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1912
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Cowboy Detective; a True Story of Twenty-Two Years with a World-Famous Detective Agency; Giving the Inside Facts of the Bloody Cour D'Alene Labor Ri

A Cowboy Detective; a True Story of Twenty-Two Years with a World-Famous Detective Agency; Giving the Inside Facts of the Bloody Cour D'Alene Labor Ri
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by Charles A. Siringo

  • Publisher : Theclassics.Us
  • Release : 2013-09
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 9781230353548
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... A Cowboy Detective CHAPTER I The Anarch1st R1ot 1n Ch1cago--My F1rst Work For The D1ckenson Agency--In Ja1l For Slugg1ng A Slugger. The writer was born in Matagorda county, Texas, in the extreme southern part of the State, in 1855, and was reared on the upper deck of all kinds and conditions of cow-ponies scattered throughout the Lone Star State, Kansas, Indian Territory and New Mexico. I spent fifteen years continuously in the saddle, seldom ever sleeping in a house or a tent. In these early days of the cattle business when the southern half of Texas was overrun with wild, long-horned cattle, the cowboys used the ground for a bed and the sky for covering. I first started out as a full-fledged cowboy in 1867 when only eleven years of age. Of course, I naturally became an expert at riding "bad" horses and roping wild cattle. Besides, this strenuous, open-air life gave me health and a longing to see the world and to learn the ins and outs of human nature. The chance came when the spring of 1886 found me in Chicago with a pretty young wife and a sweet little girl baby on my hands. We were boarding and rooming with a private family on Harrison avenue on the night of the Haymarket riot, when an anarchist's bomb killed and maimed over sixty of the city's police officers. We went to bed expecting a riot before morning, so we were not surprised when we heard the explosion of the bomb, and, soon after, the shooting which followed. A young lawyer, Reynolds by name, ran to our room to tell me to get ready and go with him to the riot, but my frightened girl-wife held on to me and wouldn't let me go, though I sent a representative in the shape of my silver-plated, pearl-handled "Colt's 45" pistol, which had been my companion on the cattle range and...

COWBOY DETECTIVE

COWBOY DETECTIVE
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by Charles a. 1855-1928 Siringo

  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release : 2016-08-25
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN : 9781361631270
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Siringo

Siringo
The True Story of Charles A. Siringo, Texas Cowboy, Longhorn Trail Driver, Private Detective, Rancher, New Mexico Ranger, and Author ...

by Ben E. Pingenot

  • Publisher : Texas A & M University Press
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Few nineteenthcentury western figures had the wide range of experiences and acquaintances that Charles A. Siringo had. Stubborn and egotistical yet honest and freespirited, cowboy and private eye Charlie Siringo wrote several autobiographies that captured the interest of thousands of readers and contributed to the myth of the cowboylawman as an archetypal western hero. Charles Siringo was born on the Texas Gulf Coast in 1855. At an early age he became a cowboy, driving longhorn cattle up the Chisholm Trail. Shortly after writing his first autobiography, A Texas Cowboy, Siringo moved to Chicago, where he heard the bomb explosion that set off the Haymarket riot, and he witnessed its aftermath. The incident motivated him to join the worldfamous Pinkerton's detective agency, and for the next twentytwo years he tracked criminals, traveling throughout the West and to such faraway places as Alaska and Mexico City. Siringo eventually left the Pinkerton agency in 1907 and moved to Santa Fe to become a rancher, writer, and freelance detective. His second autobiography, originally entitled Pinkerton's Cowboy Detective, resulted in a lawsuit and launched a bitter conflict between Siringo and the agency. Ben Pingenot's biography of Siringo reveals him as a truly unique individual, but one with human imperfections. The result is the story of a man in the context of his times, of a man whose path crossed those of Billy the Kid, Bat Masterson, Clarence Darrow, Charles M. Russell, Will Rogers, and others. It is a story of a character just as interesting as Siringo's writings made him appear, but far more complex than he knew, and more thoroughly human than any stiff mythical figure of Western lore.

Further Adventures of a Cowboy Detective

Further Adventures of a Cowboy Detective
A True Story of Twenty-two Years of Life with a World Famous Detective Agency : Giving the Inside Facts of the Bloody Coeur D'Alene Labor Riots, and the Many Ups and Downs of the Author Throughout the United States, Alaska, British Columbia, and Old Mexico, Also Exciting Scenes Among the Moonshiners of Kentucky and Virginia

by Charles A. Siringo

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1912
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Two Evil Isms, Pinkertonism and Anarchism: by a Cowboy Detective Who Knows, As He Spent Twenty-Two Years in the Inner Circle of Pinkerton's National Detective Agency (1915)

Two Evil Isms, Pinkertonism and Anarchism: by a Cowboy Detective Who Knows, As He Spent Twenty-Two Years in the Inner Circle of Pinkerton's National Detective Agency (1915)
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by Charles Siringo

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  • Release : 2021-01-31
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"In 'Two Evil Isms' he boldly says that Horn was hired by the agency to help wealthy cattlemen get rid of small ranchmen at $660 a head." -Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Jan. 22, 1950 "'Two Evil Isms'...was highly critical of the methods used by the Pinkertons, accusing the agency of buying off policemen and politicians, bribing juries, intimidating witnesses, and murder." - Encyclopedia of the Great Plains (2004) "Siringo was...ordered to turn over to Pinkerton National Detective Agency 1,200 copies of Siringo's book 'Two Evil Isms.'" -Chicago Tribune, Jul. 18, 1915 "Siringo winds up his book 'Two Evil Ims' with some vitriolic remarks...we have reason to believe that the charge of criminal libel is a mere ruse to get him back to Chicago." -Santa Fe Mexican, Apr. 19, 1915 Was the infamous Tom Horn a misunderstood hero, or a ruthless villain capable of unspeakable cruelties. Siringo who knew and served with Tom Horn as a "cowboy detective" in Wyoming has surprising answers. In 1914, famous cowboy author, Charles Siringo, published his final and most controversial book "Two Evil Isms," a book that would be confiscated and suppressed, subjecting the author to extradition from New Mexico to face charges of criminal defamation in Chicago. The author served with the Pinkerton National Detective Agency for twenty-two years, and he publishes revelations from the inside. These stories of the methods of the Pinkertons were so objectionable to the private detectives that Mr. Siringo has been subjected to persistent persecution. Efforts have been made to exclude his book from the mails; and he himself has been arrested on warrants charging him with libel.In his book, Mr. Siringo deals with Chicago anarchist cases, the Coeur D'Alene riots, the Haywood trial, and many other thrilling episodes of crime. Mr. Siringo's description of the slavery system of the Rockefellers and other Coal Kings in Colorado: his flash-lights on the custom of politicians who hire private detective agencies to corrupt voters; his exposures of how juries were fixed, and witnesses either found or lost, constitute a moving picture showing of ways of "playing the game" in the early 1900s.

Mexican Bill

Mexican Bill
The Cowboy Detective

by N. T. Oliver

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1889
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Lone Star Cowboy

A Lone Star Cowboy
Being Fifty Years Experience in the Saddle as Cowboy, Detective and New Mexico Ranger, on Every Cow Trail in the Wooly Old West...

by Charles A. Siringo

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1919
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Cowboy Detective

A Cowboy Detective
A True Story of Twenty-Two Years with a World-Famous Detective Agency

by Charles A. Siringo

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 1988-01-01
  • Pages : 556
  • ISBN : 9780803291898
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After years of cowboying, Charles A. Siringo had settled down to store-keeping in Caldwell, Kansas, when a blind phrenologist, traveling through, took the measure of his "mule head" and told him that he was "cut out" for detective work. Thereupon, Siringo joined the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in 1886. A Cowboy Detective chronicles his twenty-two years as an undercover operative in wilder parts of the West, where he rode with the lawless, using more stratagems and guises than Sherlock Holmes to bring them to justice and escaping violent death more often than Dick Tracy. He survived the labor riots at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, in 1892 (his testimony helped convict eighteen union leaders), hounded moonshiners in the Appalachians, and chased Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. Once described as "a small wiry man, cold and steady as a rock" and "born without fear," Charlie Siringo became a favorite of high-ups in the Pinkerton organization. Nevertheless, the Pinkertons, ever sensitive to criticism, went to court to block publication of Siringo's book. Frank Morn, in his introduction to this Bison Books edition, discusses the changes that resulted from two years of litigation. Finally published in 1912 without Pinkerton in the title or the text, A Cowboy Detective has Siringo working for the "Dickensen Detective Agency" and meeting up with the likes of "Tim Corn," whom every western buff will recognize. The deeper truth of Siringo's book remains. As J. Frank Dobie wrote, "His cowboys and gunmen were not of Hollywood and folklore. He was an honest reporter.