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The Resource Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society : America's original gangsters and the U.S. Postal detective who brought them to justice, 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, William Oldfield and Victoria Bruce

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Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society : America's original gangsters and the U.S. Postal detective who brought them to justice
Title
Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society
Title remainder
America's original gangsters and the U.S. Postal detective who brought them to justice
Statement of responsibility
William Oldfield and Victoria Bruce
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"The incredible true story of the US Post Office Inspector who took down the deadly Black Hand, a turn-of-the-century Italian-American secret society that preyed on immigrants across America's industrial heartland--featuring fascinating and never-before-seen documents and photos from the Oldfield family's private collection. Before the emergence of prohibition-era gangsters like Al Capone and Lucky Luciano, there was the Black Hand: an early twentieth-century Sicilian-American crime ring that preyed on immigrants from the old country. In those days, the FBI was in its infancy, and local law enforcement were clueless against the dangers--most refused to believe that organized crime existed. Terrorized victims rarely spoke out, and the criminals ruled with terror--until Inspector Frank Oldfield came along. In 1899, Oldfield became America's 156th Post Office Inspector--joining the ranks of the most powerful federal law enforcement agents in the country. Based in Columbus, Ohio, the unconventional Oldfield brilliantly took down train robbers, murderers, and embezzlers from Ohio to New York to Maryland. Oldfield was finally able to penetrate the dreaded Black Hand when a tip-off put him onto the most epic investigation of his career, culminating in the 1909 capture of sixteen mafiosos in a case that spanned four states, two continents--and ended in the first international organized crime conviction in the country. Hidden away by the Oldfield family for one hundred years and covered-up by rival factions in the early 20th century Post Office Department, this incredible true story out of America's turn-of-the-century heartland will captivate all lovers of history and true crime."--Amazon.com
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TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oldfield, William
Dewey number
364.1060973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6448
LC item number
.O54 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bruce, Victoria
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  • Oldfield, Frank
  • Black Hand (United States)
  • Organized crime
  • Postal inspectors
  • Black Hand (United States)
  • Organized crime
  • Postal inspectors
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Law Enforcement
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • TRUE CRIME / Organized Crime
Label
Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society : America's original gangsters and the U.S. Postal detective who brought them to justice, William Oldfield and Victoria Bruce
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The printer -- Politics -- The raven -- Society of the Banana -- The inspector -- The immigrant -- Stakeout -- The boss -- The takedown -- the trial -- Good-byes -- Outcomes -- Epilogue
Control code
1033558889
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501171208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1033558889
Label
Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society : America's original gangsters and the U.S. Postal detective who brought them to justice, William Oldfield and Victoria Bruce
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The printer -- Politics -- The raven -- Society of the Banana -- The inspector -- The immigrant -- Stakeout -- The boss -- The takedown -- the trial -- Good-byes -- Outcomes -- Epilogue
Control code
1033558889
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501171208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1033558889

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