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Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI / David Grann.

Grann, David, (author.).

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  • 7 of 8 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System. (Show preferred library)

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385534246 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780385534253 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 9780385542487 (open market)
  • Physical Description: x, 338 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2017]

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General Note:
Map on endpages.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [325]-336).
Summary, etc.:
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 chauffered 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 suspicious circumstances. In this last remnant of the Wild West - where oil-men such as J.P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes such as 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 relatively new FBI took over. It was one of the organization's first major homicide cases but the bureau badly bungled the investigation. 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 an American Indian agent in the bureau. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
Target Audience Note:
1160L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 8.8 14 14 190493
Subject: Osage Indians > Crimes against > Case studies.
Murder > Oklahoma > Osage County > Case studies.
Homicide investigation > Oklahoma > Osage County > Case studies.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation > Case studies.
Osage County (Okla.) > History > 20th century.

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