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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders

Between the Lines Book Club

2019-10-24 10:15:00 2019-10-24 11:30:00 America/Chicago Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders The Between the Lines Book Club reads "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI " by David Grann. Books can be picked up at the circ desk a month before the event. Dyer-Schererville

Thursday, October 24
10:15am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2019-10-24 10:15:00 2019-10-24 11:30:00 America/Chicago Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders The Between the Lines Book Club reads "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI " by David Grann. Books can be picked up at the circ desk a month before the event. Dyer-Schererville

Dyer-Schererville

Meeting Room Whole (A & B)

The Between the Lines Book Club reads "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI " by David Grann. Books can be picked up at the circ desk a month before the event.

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian 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, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as her family was murdered. Her older sister was shot. Her mother was then slowly poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances.

In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes such as Al Spencer, “the Phantom Terror,” roamed – virtually anyone who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll surpassed more than twenty-four Osage, the newly created F.B.I. took up the case, in what became one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations. But the bureau was then notoriously corrupt and initially bungled the case. Eventually 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 one of the only Native American agents in the bureau. They infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest modern techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most sinister conspiracies in American history.

A true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.

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Dyer-Schererville

Phone: 219-322-4731

Branch manager
Chris

Hours
Mon, May 25 Closed
Tue, May 26 Closed
Wed, May 27 Closed
Thu, May 28 Closed
Fri, May 29 Closed
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Sun, May 31 Closed

About the branch

The Dyer-Schererville Branch is located in Schererville on the south side of US 30 (Lincoln Highway), just west of US 41 (Indianapolis Boulevard) at Fountain Park Drive. The branch features a warm and inviting atmosphere with wood furnishings, subtle colors, brick accents, and friendly staff. Along with a large collection of books, audio, and DVDs for all ages, eighteen internet stations and free WiFi are provided. Educational and entertaining events occur monthly. Visit Check Out to apply for a library card and stop by Information for help with locating materials, using a computer, or finding a good book to read.

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