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

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, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as her family was murdered. Her older sister was shot. Her mother was then slowly poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more Osage 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 such as Al Spencer, “the Phantom Terror,” roamed – virtually anyone who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll surpassed more than twenty-four Osage, the newly created F.B.I. took up the case, in what became one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations. But the bureau was then notoriously corrupt and initially bungled the case. Eventually 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 one of the only Native American agents in the bureau. They infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest modern techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most sinister conspiracies in American history.

A true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.

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About David Grann Author Of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Pdf Book

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David Grann Author Of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Pdf Book has written about everything from New York City’s antiquated water tunnels to the hunt for the giant squid to the presidential campaign. His stories have appeared in several anthologies, including What We Saw: The Events of September 11, 2001The Best American Crime Writing, of both 2004 and 2005; and The Best American Sports Writing, of 2003 and 2006. A 2004 finalist for the Michael Kelly award for the “fearless pursuit and expression of truth,” Grann has also written for “The New York Times Magazine,” The AtlanticThe Washington PostThe Boston GlobeThe Wall Street JournalThe Weekly Standard, and The New Republic.

Before joining The New Yorker in 2003, Grann was a senior editor at The New Republic, and from 1995 until 1996, the executive editor of the newspaper The Hill. He holds master’s degrees in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy as well as in creative writing from Boston University. After graduating from Connecticut College in 1989, he received a Thomas Watson Fellowship and did research in Mexico, where he began his career in journalism. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.

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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI pdf book
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI pdf book
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage; Reprint edition (April 3, 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 400 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0307742482
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0274810567
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 13+ years, from customers
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 1090L
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.1 x 0.9 x 7.9 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #1,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #4 in Native American History (Books)
  • #6 in Women in History
  • #12 in Murder & Mayhem True Accounts
  • Customer Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars    21,720 ratings

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