In the 1920s, members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma were killed one by one. Some said that it was because they had become rich from oil drilling on their land; others whispered about a curse. Investigators at the time could not solve these crimes, but author David Grann resurrects this shocking chapter in American history with Killers of the Flower Moon.
For who is this book for ?
- This is an amazing book that tells a story of murder and deceit in the 1920s.
- The author does a great job of weaving together historical documents and narrative to create a page-turning thriller.
- ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is one history lesson you won’t forget.
- It may be hard to follow if you’re not familiar with the history of the Osage Indian Nation.
- The book is over 600 pages long.
- It’s a dense read, but it’s well worth your time.
Learn more about the author
David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of The Lost City of Z, which was chosen as one of the best books of 2009 by both The New York Times and Amazon.com. He has also written for Harper’s Magazine,The Atlantic, and Smithsonian.
“Killers of the Flower Moon is a riveting read and at times reads like fiction…It is one of those stories that once you start, you cannot put down.”
“Killers of the Flower Moon is a gripping true crime story and illustration of the predatory nature of man. Grann skillfully reconstructs the FBI’s investigation into these murders, which were ultimately solved, in part due to information that came from one Osage woman who dared to speak up.”
“Grann tells a compelling and sometimes downright spine chilling tale of murder, greed and betrayal in the heart of America. It is also an important reminder that monsters do exist–not only in horror movies but also lurking within our own history.”
“Killers of The Flower Moon is a gripping story that takes you back to the early days of the FBI when they were just starting out. It tells the tale of how these murders were eventually solved and brings to light an important, but often forgotten part of American history.”