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Book Review of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
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(Review written 8/2/2019)

I read Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann for my IRL book club, and we had a very interesting discussion of it. As its subtitle states, this non-fiction title explores the Osage murders that were committed in 1920s Oklahoma. The investigation is the âcreation storyâ of the FBI, which relied having on the vastly inflated ego of J. Edgar Hoover.

This is sadly another very dark chapter in US history of the abuses of Native Americans that is seldom included in textbooks. The book was very readable even though it's crammed with names, dates, and other facts. I did some skimming in the middle, but was engrossed in the beginning and ending.