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 Her Older Sister Was Shot Her Mother Was Then Slowly Poisoned And It Was Just The Beginning, As Osage 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 Such As Al Spencer, The Phantom Terror, Roamed Virtually Anyone Who Dared To Investigate The Killings Were Themselves Murdered As The Death Toll Surpassed Than Twenty Four Osage, The Newly Created F.B.I Took Up The Case, In What Became One Of The Organization S First Major Homicide Investigations But The Bureau Was Then Notoriously Corrupt And Initially Bungled The Case Eventually The Young Director, J Edgar Hoover, Turned To A Former Texas Ranger Named Tom White To Try To Unravel The Mystery White Put Together An Undercover Team, Including One Of The Only Native American Agents In The Bureau They Infiltrated The Region, Struggling To Adopt The Latest Modern Techniques Of Detection Together With The Osage They Began To Expose One Of The Most Sinister Conspiracies In American History.A True Life Murder Mystery About One Of The Most Monstrous Crimes In American History.
David Grann has written about everything from New York City s antiquated water tunnels to the hunt for the giant squid to the presidential campaign His stories have appeared in several anthologies, including What We Saw The Events of September 11, 2001 The Best American Crime Writing, of both 2004 and 2005 and The Best American Sports Writing, of 2003 and 2006 A 2004 finalist for the Michael
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- Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
- David Grann
- 23 November 2018 David Grann