Brookens Library’s Senior Library Specialist, Ron Peddicord was interviewed for the newly released book “Dapper and Deadly: The True Story of Black Charlie Harris.” He is quoted in Chapter 23, “Another Trial, Another Jury” on pages 199-200.
The book also has ties to other University of Illinois employees. The books cover was designed by former UIS graphic artist, Curt Neitzke, the husband of current UIS employee, Carolyn Neitzke.
The author also consulted two of Brookens Librarys’ oral histories. They are available online.
“Dapper and Deadly” is now available locally at Barnes and Noble.