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The Resource Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon

Label
Killers of the Flower Moon
Title
Killers of the Flower Moon
Statement of responsibility
David Grann
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Language
eng
Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST "Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul." —Dave Eggers, New York Times Book ReviewSHELF AWARENESS'S BEST BOOK OF 2017Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR's Maureen Corrigan, NPR's "On Point," Vogue, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub's "Ultimate Best Books," Library Journal, Paste, Kirkus, Slate.com and Book BrowseFrom New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they 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. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the "Phantom Terror," roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization's first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating
Summary
Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime, 2018.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Nonfiction, 2018.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • Oklahoma Book Award for Nonfiction, 2018.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2017
  • Spur Award for Historical Nonfiction, 2018.
  • Anthony Award for Best Critical/Nonfiction, 2018.
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10554764
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DLC
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Grann, David
Dewey number
976.6004975254
Index
no index present
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1160
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • History
  • Law
  • True Crime
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
Label
Killers of the Flower Moon
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385534253
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Killers of the Flower Moon
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c7dccd27-b4b8-41d9-81de-9c5e1068d442
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385534253
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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