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Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
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Published:
New York : Random House Large Print, [2017].
Format:
Large Print
Edition:
First large print edition.
Physical Desc:
xiii, 492 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 8.8 - AR Pts: 14
Lexile measure:
1160L
Status:
Description
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Wager and The Lost City of Z, “one of the preeminent adventure and true-crime writers working today."—New York Magazine • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST NOW A MARTIN SCORSESE PICTURE

“A shocking whodunit…What more could fans of true-crime thrillers ask?”—USA Today


“A masterful work of literary journalism crafted with the urgency of a mystery.” —The Boston Globe

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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781524755935, 1524755931
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 8.8, 14 Points
Lexile measure:
1160

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Description
"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."--Amazon.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,8.8,14,190493.
Awards
Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, 2018.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Grann, D. (2017). Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI. First large print edition. New York, Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Grann, David. 2017. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. New York, Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Grann, David, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. New York, Random House Large Print, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Grann, David. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. First large print edition. New York, Random House Large Print, 2017.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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