Books That Will Start You Thinking:
Non-Fiction Book Group
This discussion is led by Shelley Glick, Reference Librarian. Please register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org call the library at 941-7072 for more information. Copies of the book will be available at the library one month before the discussion.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
By David Grann
Sunday, December 16 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm
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... In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long.
(Summary adapted from the Westchester Library System