Most likely, not a book I would have chosen on my own. This Book is a Books Burgers and Brews pick for our community Book Club read. Pleasantly surprised, I enjoyed the book and learned a bit along the journey about the Osage. The Murders and the FBI.
In the 1920’s, the Osage Indians were the richest people per capita in the world. Land was given to them was later discovered to be hiding a wealth of oil – oil that now belonged to the land owners.
Or at least… one would think.
One by one the Osage started to die. Mysterious ways looking anywhere from drowning, food or alcohol poisoning, and downright murder. Anyone who looked to closely at what may be happening to the Osage either disappeared or was found dead themselves. As the death tole climbed, the newly organized FBI took on the case. What followed was cover ups and corruption and eventually – a truth that becomes known as one of the biggest conspiracies in history.
Continuing my reign of terror on my house – I listened to this book on audio so I could paint, scrub, sand and clean up while enjoying this book. A series of narrators:
David Grann captures details of American History that I think is safe to say – little known. The book held my attention as the details came to light of sinister undertaking of greed and privilege. I am astounded that I did not know about this.
History buffs, non fiction readers will take to this book. I look forward to our discussion in our group.