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 individuals 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 check 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 below mysterious circumstances. In this final remnant of the Wild West—the place oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and the place desperadoes similar to Al Spencer, “the Phantom Terror,” roamed – nearly anybody who dared to analyze the killings have been themselves murdered. As the dying toll surpassed greater than twenty-four Osage, the newly created F.B.I. took up the case, in what grew to become 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 workforce, together with one of the solely Native American brokers in the bureau. They infiltrated the area, struggling to undertake the newest fashionable methods of detection. Together with the Osage they started to show 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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