Monday, July 9, 2018

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders & the Birth of the FBI; David Grann


David Grann - Penguin Random House - 2017

In the 1870's the US government drove the Osage Indian tribe off their land to a small reservation in Oklahoma. 

Fast forward to 1920 and the Osage were some of the richest people in the world once oil was discovered on their land.  However, it wasn't long before members of the tribe were ending up dead. Some had been poisoned, murdered and others dead under mysterious circumstances.  Those who attempted to investigate also found their lives cut short. When over 20 members were killed, the newly formed FBI took matters into their own hands. The FBI uncovered until a conspiracy of vast proportion which revealed coverups, greed and other injustices done to members of the Osage tribe.

A moving, chilling, eye opening, well-written story that will stick with. The audio book was well done and narrated by Will Patton..

Rating - 4/5 stars

21 comments:

  1. My book group read this this winter and everyone loved it - so powerful a story and so well told! I bet it was great on audio. It combines history with true crime. Glad you liked it, too!

    Sue

    2018 Big Book Summer Challenge

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    1. Sue, it was suppose to be our book group read a few months ago, but the library was not able to get enough copies for all members to borrow (too many holds still). I loved it as well and happy your group did as well.

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  2. Diane, I'm glad you enjoyed this audio book.

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  3. That sounds like a really good one!

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    1. Very good Brian, it's really awful what happened to this tribe.

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  4. My gynecologist recommended this to me. She's so smart, I thought it might be over my head but since you liked it, I think I would too.

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  5. I got this one last year from Book of the Month and keep meaning to get around to it. Everyone who has read it seems to have enjoyed it.

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    1. Tina, I think most readers will enjoy this one. Trying to convince my husband to try it too.

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  6. I'm glad you liked this one, too! I found it really interesting on many levels.

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    1. Helen, I was happy to see that you enjoyed it as well. SO much to think about and talk about.

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  7. This sounds like a great book to recommend to my book club!

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  8. We were supposed to read this for book club, too, but couldn't get enough copies from the library. I bought the paperback in the meantime, but haven't read it yet... maybe I'll get the audio and make it a read/listen combination.

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  9. Same thing happened for our library group but, that audio Layaway was available so I snagged it. I think you will enjoy the audio as well.

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  10. Sounds like a fabulous audiobook. Going on my audible list.

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  11. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this one! I've been hearing raves and have been wanting to read it. Sounds like the audio book may be the way to go!

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  12. I have been wondering about this book. It sounds quite good. But why does the title say "the birth of the FBI?"

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  13. Keep picking this up then deciding I don't need any new books. Clearly, I do!

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