Killers of the Flower Moon

The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Lost City of Z. NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered.

As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

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GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2017
April 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
85.8
MB

Customer Reviews

KyleDaley ,

Grann is an incredible researcher

If you have enjoyed David Grann’s other works of historical non-fiction you will love Killers of the Flower moon as well. Again Grann starts with a story almost too incredible to be true, and uncovers more mysteries that remain unsolved to this day. Where Grann shines is in his meticulous and dogged research of the subject matter, as a reader you always feel like you’re watching a mystery being unraveled. Well worth a read before Martin Scorcese adapts it for AppleTV+ with an incredible cast.

Am book reader ,

Amazing work of humanity, inhumanity

and the research that brought it all together. The way JEH took the credit and was able to remake a second rate department into a more polished and professional National Police force was genius…although the man certainly has his issues.

kstack10 ,

Hard to put down

Very interesting, and very tragic story of greed and murder.

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