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Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society

  • Lewes Public Library 111 West Adams Avenue 19958 United States (map)

A collaboration between the History Book Festival and the Lewes Public Library, this monthly discussion group focuses on books featured at this year's Festival and those to be featured at the 2019 Festival. The group is open to all lovers of history and meets at the Library (111 Adams Avenue, Lewes).

This month's book is "Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society: America’s Original Gangsters and the U.S. Postal Detective Who Brought Them to Justice” by William Oldfield and Victoria Bruce (Touchstone, 2018)

the true story of America’s 156th Post Office Inspector and his quest to bring to justice a Sicilian-American organized crime ring who preyed on Italian immigrant families. Despite death threats and obstacles, using unconventional and unsanctioned methods, Oldfield’s efforts led to the first national organized crime convictions in the U.S. Co-author Oldfield is an archivist and historical lecturer; Bruce is the author of multiple books and awards for excellence in broadcast journalism.

The author will join the discussion via Skype.

Borrow or buy “Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society”
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About Victoria Bruce