True Crime: Taking Back the Power

Wed. March 20, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902


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Co-authors Victoria Bruce and William Oldfield (Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society Review) and Patricia Miller (Bringing Down the Colonel) discuss incredible true stories that changed history and the research that went into their captivating books detailing those events. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“Drawing on a treasure trove of family records, Oldfield and Bruce use the remarkable life of the author’s great-grandfather, Frank Oldfield, to illuminate the little-known role of federal postal inspectors in federal law enforcement at the turn of the 20th century… A captivating summary of the origins of the U.S. postal system adds intrigue to this lucid blend of true crime and history.”—Publishers Weekly

“A panoramic examination of women’s changing roles and of women’s efforts to provide for themselves and make their way in the largely male public sphere. Good, timely history for the #MeToo moment.”―Kirkus Reviews