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Killers of the Flower Moon the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI

by Grann, David,

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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.
Contents
Chronicle one: the marked woman
The vanishing
An act of God or man?
King of the Osage Hills
Underground reservation
The devil's disciples
Million dollar elm
This thing of darkness
Chronicle two: the evidence man
Department of easy virtue
The undercover cowboys
Eliminating the impossible
The third man
A wilderness of mirrors
A hangman's son
Dying words
The hidden face
For the betterment of the Bureau
The quick-draw artist, the yegg, and the soup man
The state of the game
A traitor to his blood
So help you God!
The hot house
Chronicle three: the reporter
Ghostlands
A case not closed
Standing in two worlds
The lost manuscript
Blood cries out.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* During the early 1920s, many members of the Osage Indian Nation were murdered, one by one. After being forced from several homelands, the Osage had settled in the late nineteenth century in an unoccupied area of Oklahoma, chosen precisely because it was rocky, sterile, and utterly unfit for cultivation. No white man would covet this land; Osage people would be happy. Then oil was soon discovered below the Osage territory, speedily attracting prospectors wielding staggering sums and turning many Osage into some of the richest people in the world. Grann (The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, 2010) centers this true-crime mystery on Mollie Burkhart, an Osage woman who lost several family members as the death tally grew, and Tom White, the former Texas Ranger whom J. Edgar Hoover sent to solve the slippery, attention-grabbing case once and for all. A secondary tale of Hoover's single-minded rise to power as the director of what would become the FBI, his reshaping of the bureau's practices, and his goal to gain prestige for federal investigators provides invaluable historical context. Grann employs you-are-there narrative effects to set readers right in the action, and he relays the humanity, evil, and heroism of the people involved. His riveting reckoning of a devastating episode in American history deservedly captivates.--Bostrom, Annie Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Three voice actors divvy up the task of narrating the audio edition of Grann's saga of the mysterious murders of at least two dozen members of the wealthy Oklahoman Osage Indian nation. Actor Lee reads the first third of the book, entitled "The Marked Woman," which largely focuses on the story of Mollie Burkhart Lee, an Osage woman whose family was killed off one by one in the early 1920s. Unfortunately her pacing is so slow that the grammatical structure of sentences is often lost, and she uses the same tone whether the subject is serene scenery or vicious murders. Luckily Patton picks up the pace when reading the middle portion of the book, entitled "The Evidence Man," which chronicles FBI agent Tom White's struggles to investigate the case. Campbell ultimately steals the show in the third section, "The Reporter," which follows the man who uncovered the plot to steal the oil-rich Osage territory. He reads in a voice as gruff as the man the chapter is based on, while clearly communicating the complex plot twist that ends this fascinating chunk of American history. A Doubleday hardcover. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation Case studies
Osage Indians Crimes against Case studies
Murder Oklahoma Osage County Case studies
Homicide investigation Oklahoma Osage County Case studies
True Crime
Law
Nonfiction
History
Osage County (Okla.) History 20th century.
Electronic books.
20th century.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group2017
2017
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience Adult.
Adult.
Language English
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ISBN 9780385534253
9780385534253
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