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The Resource Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon

Label
Killers of the Flower Moon
Title
Killers of the Flower Moon
Statement of responsibility
David Grann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FACT CRIME SHORTLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NON-FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA ALCS GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION **SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY MARTIN SCORSESE STARRING LEONARDO DICAPRIO** 'A riveting true story of greed, serial murder and racial injustice' JON KRAKAUER 'A fiercely entertaining mystery story and a wrenching exploration of evil' KATE ATKINSON 'A fascinating account of a tragic and forgotten chapter in the history of the American West' JOHN GRISHAM From the bestselling author of The Lost City of Z, now a major film starring Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattison, comes a true-life murder story which became one of the FBI's first major homicide investigations. 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, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. As the death toll climbed, the FBI took up the case. But the bureau badly bungled the investigation. In desperation, its young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. Together with the Osage he and his undercover team began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. 'David Grann has a razor-keen instinct for suspense' LOUISE ERDRICH
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
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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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grann, David
Dewey number
976.6004975254
Index
no index present
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1160
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
Label
Killers of the Flower Moon
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:48d9449a-ad70-4a89-acfc-f2f5eac03898
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780857209047
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Killers of the Flower Moon
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:48d9449a-ad70-4a89-acfc-f2f5eac03898
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780857209047
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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