Summer Reading: ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

With law enforcement and immigration front-and-center in today’s political environment, “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” is a must-read. In this captivating true story, journalist and author David Grann highlights how the U.S. government forced the Osage Nation to resettle in what were believed to be worthless mountains in Oklahoma. In fact, this was the most oil-rich land in the country.

This book takes the reader on a journey back to how the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in one of its first major investigations, exposes crimes against — and brings justice to — the only Americans who are not immigrants, Native Americans. It is in this simple story that one can understand the noble creed of the FBI.

Coming in the July 25 issue of The Georgetowner: The Georgetowner’s 2018 Summer Reading List, with many more capsule reviews!


  • John E. Girouard


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