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You have to let a man tell his story—especially when that man is a Moose. “This book is the story…of how I went from being lionized for helping bring the snipers to justice to being vilified for writing a book about it,” writes Charles A. Moose (with co-author Charles Fleming) in Three Weeks in October: The Manhunt for the Serial Sniper. From chapter to chapter, the erstwhile chief of the Montgomery County Police Department alternates between suspenseful accounts of the “largest single manhunt in American police history” and terse memories of his childhood as a “black boy from the segregated Deep South.” Whatever his subject—racial profiling, serial killers, assholes in the media—Moose maintains an admirable candor throughout. Yes, he is cranky. Yes, he has a potty mouth. And yes, he is as charismatic and captivating in print as in person. At long last, the Moose is loose at 3 p.m. at Olsson’s Books & Records, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. (703) 525-4227. (Felix Gillette)