Adam Worth: The World in his Pocket
The Adam Worth story is a tale of intrigue and adventure that takes one through the effervescent years of rogues and roguettes, chases them through the streets of post-Civil War America to the roulette tables of Paris, thence to the whist parlors of London, thence to all points on the Continent where seedy characters abounded. It's a story of a man who saw value in crime and refinery in illegalities; and it's a story of gaslight manipulations, masterpieces of art, men and women with and without consciences, and of a world that, to us, the modern reader, might seem like fiction - but was all so very real.
In writing Adam Worth: The World in His Pockets, I referred to an excellent biography of the man Adam Worth as well as a number of other texts that helped me to perpetrate the feeling of an era gone by.
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Axelrod, Alan The War Between the Spies.....NY: Zenda, Inc./The Atlantic Monthly
Ford, Colin & Harrison, Brian A Hundred Years Ago - Britain in the 1880s in Words and Photographs Great Britain/Harvard University Press, 1983.
Macintyre, Ben The Napoleon of Crime - The Life and Times of Adam Worth, Master Thief NY: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, 1997.
Michelin et CIE. Proprietaires-Editeurs Paris in Your Pocket Ciermont-Ferrant,
Pool, Daniel What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew NY: Simon &
Reader, W.J. (Quennell, Peter, ed.) Life in Victorian England London: B.T.
Batsford, Ltd, and NY: Capricorn Books.
Zion, Sidney Loyalty and Betrayal - The Story of the American Mob San
Francisco, Collins Publishers, 1994.