Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

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Title: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Author: David Grann
Category: Nonfiction
Date: 4/18/2017
Lenguage: English
Publisher: unknown
Pages: unknown
ISBN10: 9780385534246

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In the 1920s, the richest folks per capita in the world have been members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was found beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured cars, constructed mansions, and despatched their kids to review in Europe. Then, one by one, they started to be killed off. One Osage girl, Mollie Burkhart, watched as her household was murdered. Her older sister was shot. Her mom was then slowly poisoned. And it was simply the starting, as extra Osage started to die underneath mysterious circumstances. In this final remnant of the Wild West—the place oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and the place desperadoes equivalent to Al Spencer, “the Phantom Terror,” roamed – just about anybody who dared to research the killings have been themselves murdered. As the loss of life toll surpassed greater than twenty-four Osage, the newly created F.B.I. took up the case, in what turned one of the group’s first main murder investigations. But the bureau was then notoriously corrupt and initially bungled the case. Eventually the younger director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to attempt to unravel the thriller. White put collectively an undercover staff, together with one of the solely Native American brokers in the bureau. They infiltrated the area, struggling to undertake the newest fashionable strategies of detection. Together with the Osage they started to reveal one of the most sinister conspiracies in American historical past. A real-life homicide thriller about one of the most monstrous crimes in American historical past.

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