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

Grann, David (author.).

Available copies

  • 23 of 26 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 26 total copies.

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."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Athena Public Library 976.60 GRA (Text) 37813000173354 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/24/2019 Available -
Baker County Library 364.152309766 .G759k 2017 (Text) 37814003106888 NON-FICTION Book None 06/13/2017 Available -
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 976.6004 GRANN 2017 (Text) 39705000021484 Main Collection Book None 05/15/2017 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 976.6 G759 (Text) 35178001627861 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 04/24/2017 Available -
Echo Public Library HC 976.6004 Grann (Text) 37826000209911 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 12/04/2017 Available -
Enterprise Public Library 976.6 Gra (Text) 30001000288714 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 07/18/2017 Available -
Gilliam County Library 976.6004 GRAN (Text) 37823000161671 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 12/11/2017 Available -
Grant County Library 364.1 GRANN (Text) 37845000526223 Adult Non-Fiction Book System_Only_6months 07/26/2018 Available -
Harney County Library 976.6004 GRANN (Text) 37720000549956 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/07/2017 Available -
Hermiston Public Library 976.6004 GRA (Text) 37838000576819 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 08/07/2017 Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385534246
  • ISBN: 0385534248
  • Physical Description: x, 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Map on lining papers.
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 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."
Target Audience Note:
1160L Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader Upper Grades 8.8 14.0
Subject: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation > Case studies.
Osage Indians > Crimes against > Case studies.
Murder > Oklahoma > Osage County > Case studies.
Homicide investigation > Oklahoma > Osage County > Case studies.
Osage County (Okla.) > History > 20th century.

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