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David Grann Killers of the Flower Moon : The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (Paperback)

David Grann Killers of the Flower Moon : The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (Paperback)

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"Grann revisits a ... series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and ... new evidence, the book [outlines the steps that reveal] a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is [an] ... indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long" NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST - 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.

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.

Look for David Grann's new book, The Wager, coming in April 2023! • Author: David Grann • ISBN:9780307742483 • Format:Paperback • Publication Date:2018-04-03




Series Title

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI


Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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Original Languages


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David Grann


Killers of the Flower Moon



Publication Date

April, 2018

Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

7.90 x 5.10 x 0.90 Inches



SKU: WA269040787

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