Carnegie-Stout Public Library’s bi-monthly book discussion group for adults will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the 1st Floor Program Room on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann will be discussed.
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z, is a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. 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.
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 to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
Copies of the book are available for check-out at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the book discussion date.
The public is cordially invited to attend. For more information, please call the Carnegie-Stout Public Library at 563-589-4225, or visit the Library’s website, www.dubuque.lib.ia.us.