Library Book Club September Selection: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Aug 9, 2023
We're starting up a Library Book Club again! We're very excited to have you all join us to discuss the book Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.
Stop by today to check out a copy, and then join us Monday, September 11th at 5:30 pm for a thoughtful discussion of this haunting true crime narrative, soon to be adapted as a motion picture by Martin Scorsese. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage 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. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered.
As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. No registration is required and all are welcome! Again, we'll be discussing the book on Monday, September 11th at 5:30pm, and copies are available to check out now at the Greeneville/Greene County Public Library! If you have any questions, call us at 423-638-5034!