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The Resource Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI, David Grann, (text large print)

Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI, David Grann, (text large print)

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Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
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Killers of the Flower Moon
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the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
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David Grann
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eng
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. David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. 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 Native Americans that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long
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In 1920s Oklahoma, the Osage Indian Nation possessed immense wealth because their land contained large petroleum reserves. In Killers of the Flower Moon, New Yorker staff writer David Grann portrays a series of murders on the reservation. Local authorities couldn't solve the crimes, but an investigation by the relatively new FBI (led by the young J. Edgar Hoover) identified and charged the killers, whose primary motivation was greed. In this thoroughly researched history, Grann also reveals conspiracy and corruption beyond what the FBI discovered. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime, 2018.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Nonfiction, 2018.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • Oklahoma Book Award for Nonfiction, 2018.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2017
  • Spur Award for Historical Nonfiction, 2018.
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10554764
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BTCTA
Dewey number
976.6004975254
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no index present
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1160
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non fiction
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True
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adult
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the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
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Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI, David Grann, (text large print)
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24 cm.
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Large print ed.
Extent
512 p. (large print)
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large print
Isbn
9781524755935
System control number
(OCoLC)954427652
Label
Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI, David Grann, (text large print)
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
512 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524755935
System control number
(OCoLC)954427652

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