Killers of the Flower Moon - The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI-logo

Killers of the Flower Moon - The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann

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From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history 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. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. In this last remnant of the Wild West--where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the "Phantom Terror," roamed-many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization's first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. 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

Language:

English

Narrators:

Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, Danny Campbell

Length:

9h 5m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:21


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

27:44


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

17:28


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

26:06


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

39:30


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

32:28


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

23:28


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

41:19


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

19:01


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

09:43


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

12:04


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

09:58


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

06:05


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

23:31


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

10:07


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

12:46


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

11:27


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

11:30


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

30:49


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

33:05


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

22:06


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

23:51


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

28:20


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

20:23


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

18:50


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

10:01


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

22:34


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

00:38