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The Napoleon of crime :the life and times of Adam Worth, master thief

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ISBN13: 9780374218997
ISBN10: 0374218994
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A biography of the most famous criminal of the Victorian Age and the model for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character, Professor Moriarty. His bank heists earned him the respect of his adversary, William Pinkerton, and Pinkerton later supported Worth and his children when Worth was imprisoned.
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Paul McFarland, August 12, 2007 (view all comments by Paul McFarland)
Adam Worth was perhaps the most successful criminal of the Victorian era. He most likely served as a model for the Professor Moriarty of Conan Doyle. This Biography traces the life of a man who changed his identity after being listed as killed at Second Manassas, moved to England and became a master thief. He lived a life of deception and was the mastermind behind most of the large criminal enterprises of the era. The height of his career was lifting Gainsborough?s portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire a distant relation of Princes Di. In what may have been the most unlikely friendship of all times he became close to William Pinkerton the great detective of the age. Perhaps most remarkably he lived his life in the criminal underworld without committing a single crime that involved violence and was never know to carry a firearm.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374218997
Subtitle:
(the life and times of Adam Worth, master thief )
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus, Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Specific Groups - Criminals
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Crime and criminals
Subject:
Thieves
Subject:
Bank robberies
Subject:
Bank robberies -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Series Volume:
25
Publication Date:
1997
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xi, 336 p., 16 p. of plat
Dimensions:
9.24x6.24x1.23 in. 1.41 lbs.

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