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

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
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
Summary
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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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
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grann, David,
Dewey number
976.6004975254
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
E99.O8
LC item number
G675 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1160
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
8.8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Osage Indians
  • Murder
  • Homicide investigation
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder / General
  • HISTORY / Native American
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • Osage County (Okla.)
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
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-373)
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
993996600
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
x, 377 pages
Isbn
9780307742483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI, David Grann
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-373)
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
993996600
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
x, 377 pages
Isbn
9780307742483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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