William Oldfield and Victoria Bruce - Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society: America's Original Gangsters and the U.S. Postal Detective Who Brought Them to Justice — in conversation with Dan Mihalko

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Friday, August 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Before the Mafia, there was the Black Hand, a Sicilian-American secret society that terrorized and extorted Italian immigrants across the country. Their victims lived in fear and shame and seldom spoke out, local law enforcers were reluctant to get involved, and the FBI wasn’t yet in full force. Enter Frank Oldfield, the nation’s 156th Postal Inspector. An unlikely hero, Oldfield assumed his position in 1899 and devoted every resource at his command to fighting the Black Hand. In their fast-paced saga, Oldfield, an archivist and historical lecturer, and Bruce, author of No Apparent Danger, Hostage Nation, and Sellout, recount a case that spanned four states and two continents, at last resulting the arrest of sixteen gangsters—the nation’s first international crime conviction. Oldfield and Bruce will be in conversation with Dan Mihalko, a former Postal Inspector and now postal historian.

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781501171208
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Published: Touchstone - August 21st, 2018

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