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The First Detective

The Life and Revolutionary Times of Vidocq
  • 352 Pages
  • 0.46 MB
  • English
Random House
Biography: general, Criminal investigation & detection, c 1700 to c 1800, Crime And Criminals, Law Enforcement, Biography & Autobiography, Biography / Autobiography, Biography/Autobiography, General, Biography & Autobiography / Criminals & Outlaws, CRIME AND CRIMINALS_BIOGRAPHY, CRIME AND CRIMINALS_FRANCE, FRANCE_BIOGRAPHY, POLICE_BIOGRAPHY, POLICE_FRANCE, PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS,
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Open LibraryOL9270181M
ISBN 100091903378
ISBN 139780091903374

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The First Detective The Life and Revolutionary Times of Vidocq, Criminal, Spy and Private Eye (Book): Morton, James: Traces the detective and forensic scientist's criminal origins and transition into police work, his wartime contributions, and his role in such developments as criminal indexing, fingerprinting, and private detective work.