Killers of The Flower Moon by David Grann

by smiddy3 2 Replies latest social entertainment

  • smiddy3
    smiddy3

    I am presently reading this book and so far have read only 100 pages and it boggles my mind !!

    Has anybody on the board read it ? If so I would like to hear your views on it,if not now after I have finished reading it myself LOL

    I`m surprised it hasn`t been made into a movie ,its almost unbelievable to be true but obviously it is.

    For those not familiar with the book just a brief outline.

    " In the 1920`s the richest people per capita in the world were the 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" " a true life murder story which became one of the FBI`s first major homicide investigations".

  • Ruby456
    Ruby456

    Sounds like a good book. Thanks smiddy3. Reviews link to some great insights we can gain from indigenous peoples

  • smiddy3
    smiddy3

    Having finished reading this book ,the old saying "truth is stranger than fiction" certainly rings true .It almost defies belief that such crimes could be committed against so many victims for so long a time and covered up by so many prominent people in a civilized society in Oklahoma America during the 1920`s against the Osage Indian people.

    It also gives insight into the early years of the FBI and J.E.Hoover

    This true story would make an excellent series for such as Neflix or Hulu or Foxtel or some other network it certainly is too big to be made into just a film to do it justice .

    I highly recommend you read it .

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