Lafayette C. Baker, History of the United States Secret Service, 1st ed.


Memoirs of Stanton’s Right Hand Thug

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This was a popular memoir of the commander of the National Police, and also Edwin Stanton’s right-hand-thug.

Sometimes Baker’s actions as a secret service agent were helpful, but many times were despotic. Baker was a ubiquitous presence in Washington during the war. The book contains material on counter-espionage activities as well as much on the pursuit and killing of Booth.

Lightly sunned spine; lightly rubbed and bumped; light foxing and dampstaining, especially on end pages; else very good. Gilt titling on spine intact!

Baker, La Fayette C. HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE. Philadelphia: 1867. 1st edition, 704p.; frontispiece.