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The Resource Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI, David Grann, (electronic resource)

Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI, David Grann, (electronic resource)

Label
Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
Title
Killers of the Flower Moon
Title remainder
the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
Statement of responsibility
David Grann
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
  • 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grann, David
Dewey number
976.6004/975254
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • E99.O8
  • E99.O8
LC item number
  • G675 2016
  • G675 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Osage Indians
  • Murder
  • Homicide investigation
  • Osage County (Okla.)
Label
Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI, David Grann, (electronic resource)
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3015073
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Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385534253
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00665803
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
c7dccd27-b4b8-41d9-81de-9c5e1068d442
System control number
(OCoLC)984281605
Label
Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI, David Grann, (electronic resource)
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3015073
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385534253
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00665803
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
c7dccd27-b4b8-41d9-81de-9c5e1068d442
System control number
(OCoLC)984281605

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