The Open Book Club (In-Person & Virtual)

Come join the Open Book Club! This month, we're reading Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.

Summary

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.
 

  • Registration is required, whether you want to attend in-person or virtually.
  • This event will be hosted in-person at the Cinnaminson Library and virtually on Zoom. You can choose whether to attend in-person or virtually.
  • Registrants will receive an email invitation with the Zoom link the day of the event. (If you plan to attend in-person, you can discard this email.

 

Audience: Seniors, Adult
Type: Book Club, Virtual, Summer Reading
A book sits with the pages open
Monday, 6/24/2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location:

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