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

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
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
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
Tone
Writing style
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.
  • Anthony Award for Best Critical/Nonfiction, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554764
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grann, David
Dewey number
976.6004/975254
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • E99.O8
  • E99.O8
LC item number
  • G675 2016
  • G675 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1160
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hale, Bill
  • United States
  • Osage Indians
  • Murder
  • Homicide investigation
  • Conspiracy
  • Murder for hire
  • Osage County (Okla.)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • TRUE CRIME
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
Label
Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI, David Grann
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-336)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronicle one: The marked woman -- The vanishing -- An act of God or man? -- King of the Osage Hills -- Underground reservation -- The devil's disciples -- Million dollar elm -- This thing of darkness -- Chronicle two: The evidence man -- Department of easy virtue -- The undercover cowboys -- Eliminating the impossible -- The third man -- A wilderness of mirrors -- A hangman's son -- Dying words -- The hidden face -- For the betterment of the Bureau -- The quick-draw artist, the yegg, and the soup man -- The state of the game -- A traitor to his blood -- So help you God! -- The hot house -- Chronicle three: The reporter -- Ghostlands -- A case not closed -- Standing in two worlds -- The lost manuscript -- Blood cries out
Control code
ocn953738449
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 338 pages
Isbn
9780385534246
Lccn
2016021407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)953738449
Label
Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI, David Grann
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-336)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronicle one: The marked woman -- The vanishing -- An act of God or man? -- King of the Osage Hills -- Underground reservation -- The devil's disciples -- Million dollar elm -- This thing of darkness -- Chronicle two: The evidence man -- Department of easy virtue -- The undercover cowboys -- Eliminating the impossible -- The third man -- A wilderness of mirrors -- A hangman's son -- Dying words -- The hidden face -- For the betterment of the Bureau -- The quick-draw artist, the yegg, and the soup man -- The state of the game -- A traitor to his blood -- So help you God! -- The hot house -- Chronicle three: The reporter -- Ghostlands -- A case not closed -- Standing in two worlds -- The lost manuscript -- Blood cries out
Control code
ocn953738449
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 338 pages
Isbn
9780385534246
Lccn
2016021407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)953738449

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