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Killers of the Flower Moon
Killers of the Flower Moon: An American Crime and the Birth of the FBI | David Grann
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ValerieAndBooks
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Arrived (from Philadelphia) at the San Francisco airport at 9:30 pm last night to find that my final destination flight (near my Mom‘s) was cancelled and rescheduled for 8:17am this morning 😭. After sleeping in snatches here and there at the airport, felt I needed to reward myself at their bookstore 😆. I‘ll read the tagged until it‘s time to board in a couple hours.

Billypar Ugh- that's the worst, but the bookstore decision was a good move! 1w
Liz_M How awful and annoying. And mean of the airlines to no longer bother with finding accommodations. But you did buy two very excellent books! 1w
ValerieAndBooks @Billypar only bookstore I‘ve seen that actually opens at 6am 😂 1w
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ValerieAndBooks @Liz_M they did give me a pack of some toiletries and a water bottle and blanket. And just got an email for $150 towards a future flight purchase. Better than nothing 😅 (edited) 1w
LeahBergen How annoying! 😠 I think you‘ll like Killers of the Flower Moon. 1w
Suet624 Well, the tagged book will make your blood boil even more. 6d
Lynnsoprano Of course you needed bookstore therapy! I hope the rest of your trip is better. 1d
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EmilieGR
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I never knew I knew so little about Oklahoma. A mix between There Will Be Blood and an Al Pacino movie, Killers of the Flower Moon sheds light on a dark aspect of American History. A deceptively quick read, I flew through the first two thirds of this book. Like any neighborhood that is dominated by organized crime, I couldn‘t believe how prevalent and unabashed the murders were. I could‘ve done without the final third.

Leftcoastzen 😻 2w
EmilieGR ❤️❤️❤️ 4d
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vivastory
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1) This might be the best reading year I've had in terms of number of mind-blowing nonfiction books, including the tagged one.
2) My recliner in the living room.
3) This is true in general, but is particularly true now as I will be off until next Thursday 📚🍷🛌📚🍷🛌
4) Groot!
#friyayintro @4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads

4thhouseontheleft 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
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vivastory
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Quite possibly my favorite David Grann, which says quite a bit as I loved both The Lost City of Z & Old Man and the Gun. I was entirely unfamiliar with this case prior to the publication of this book. An important book about exploitation, corruption & the elusive quest for justice. One of the most important stories I've read all year.

ljuliel I read it when it came out, but I‘m rereading it for a challenge. It‘s a very good book ! 1mo
BookNAround Fantastic book. I also enjoyed his 1mo
vivastory @BookNAround I completely forgot about that one! Thanks for the reminder! 1mo
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LeahBergen I thought this was well done, too. 👍🏻 1mo
Hooked_on_books Totally agree. Terrific book. 1mo
Liz_M And also good is the mystery novel involving the same time/issues: 1mo
Suet624 What a book. I talk about this one a lot. 1mo
LoverOfLearning This has been on my TBR I'll have to read it soon! 1mo
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cajunsyd
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An interesting and sobering read about the terrible treatment of Native Americans by white Americans, pervasive corruption at all levels of government, and the birth of the FBI.

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vivastory
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I give you the 2019 slogan "Amid this garish corruption.."
This book is amazing & is exactly the reason I don't compile my best of the year lists until New Year's Eve/New Year's Day. There won't be any overlap with my #top10ofthedecade lists I posted because I restricted myself to books published this decade for those two lists I've already posted. A lot of my reading is backlist.

Cinfhen 😉 1mo
Scochrane26 I love this book. And unfortunately, the slogan fits well. (edited) 1mo
vivastory @Cinfhen You've read this one, haven't you? I'm one third of the way through & it's fantastic. 1mo
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vivastory @Scochrane26 It's a great, if depressing, read so far. Have you read 1mo
Cinfhen Yes; it was such an eye opening read!! And I love the way Grann tells a story 1mo
vivastory @Cinfhen Yes! That was a great one! I also recommend 1mo
vivastory @Cinfhen It's short, but we'll worth checking out. It should be pretty cheap on Kindle 1mo
Scochrane26 @vivastory no, I haven‘t, but I‘ve heard of it. Isn‘t it a movie? 1mo
vivastory @Scochrane26 Yes, I haven't watched it. I definitely recommend it though. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly SAME! And my last day of work is Friday so who knows what gems I may read between now and year end. 1mo
vivastory @MicheleinPhilly My last day is Tuesday (until the 26th at least) Here's to many great books before 2020 🍻! 1mo
Cinfhen Will look for that one, Scott! Thanks 😊 1mo
CherylRussell Such a well-written book. 1mo
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Beck9lol

I only found out about the movie today, but it looks like they already changed the book cover. I guess I‘m out of the loop. https://collider.com/killers-of-the-flower-moon-movie-filming-dates-scorsese/

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Wildly_Bookish
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This is a difficult book for me to review. I finished it, I enjoyed parts of it, but I'm thinking maybe true crime just isn't the genre for me. It felt dry and factual, which is good for a true story. It was emotional to read about the murders of so many Osage that were never investigated and their killers never brought to justice.

CaitlinR I‘m not a true crime fan, but I did enjoy this. The historical details were great. 2mo
Wildly_Bookish I want to read another true crime before I really judge whether I like true crime or not. Maybe something more modern day. 2mo
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Wildly_Bookish
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Started this one tonight. It's a pick from my IRL #bookclub, #everythingbutselfhelp. I can't remember ever reading a TRUE crime book, so I'm excited to try it out.

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Come-read-with-me
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This was a book I discovered on Litsy and I am so glad I did. It‘s a sad but accurate description of the loss of tribal land/ interests by people more interested in wealth than preserving the culture and rightful heritage of the people living on the land. Crimes committed against a largely defenseless community - it was horrifying. I learned about the lengths people will go to in order to secure wealth. #NFNov, #TIL

Megabooks Loved this one! 3mo
Come-read-with-me @Megabooks It was amazing. I saw that it was being read and discussed by a group of people. Couldn‘t resist adding it my TBR list. 3mo
UnidragonFrag I loved this one, too, but it was truly horrific. 3mo
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jlowery999
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I believe every person should read this, or at the very least know the story. Such an incredibly sad part of American history and I can't believe I didn't know about it before reading this book. Admittedly at times a bit dry only because it is a non fiction story told by someone who wasn't there. But overall a fascinating book. I applaud the research.

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LauraJ
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This is a pick because of the tale told within, but not the way it was told. The first section is fascinating and then the book peters out. The text is large and widely spaced with lots of big pictures. The facts get repetitive and occasionally irrelevant. There‘s just not enough material for a 300 page book.
#nfnov

rsteve388 6 pts 3mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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“In the 1920‘s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma.” And then the murders began.

This was a compelling read but also heartbreaking. The injustice the Osage had/have to endure is just mind boggling. Like Radium Girls, it leaves you staggered at the greed and inhumanity of people.

#scarathlon #TeamStoker (non-theme) #24b4Monday #BOTM

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Join us for our final discussion at 1pm CST on Killers of the Flower Moon!! All questions on @TheBookHippie page!!!

#BotmBuddyRead

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Librarybelle
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Reading books like this one makes me so angry for the coverups and the prejudices of the world. I am so glad Grann wrote about the atrocities against the Osage nation. I especially appreciated the last section, which delves into his research and his visits to descendants of the victims. This story needed to be told! Good book. Overall time on the top. The Dewey time in the middle.

#Deweys24hourreadathon #deweyoct #BOTMBuddyRead #24B4Monday

Andrew65 Progressing well. 😊 3mo
TheBookHippie ❤️📖 It makes me so very ashamed sad mad exasperated... 3mo
Gaylagal2 One of my favorites. It really pissed me off too 🤬🤓 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I totally agree!! 😡😡 3mo
Gezemice I read this earlier this year. I was flabbergasted. I could not believe how far this went. Well written and well researched, too. 3mo
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Librarybelle
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Love this quote - “History is a merciless judge. It lays bare our tragic blunders and foolish missteps and exposes our most intimate secrets, wielding the power of hindsight like an arrogant detective who seems to know the end of the mystery from the outset.” #BOTMBuddyread

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CoffeeNBooks
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This was the very sad story of the Reign of Terror endured by the Osage tribe in the 1920s. It was sad, and extremely frustrating to read about how little the murders of the Osage were actually investigated. It was interesting to read about Tom White, a Texas Ranger who truly put all of his effort into investigating the murders, and the beginning of J. Edgar Hoover's bureau of investigation that became the FBI. #BOTMBuddyRead

Readswithcoffee I learned a lot reading this book. 3mo
CoffeeNBooks @Readswithcoffee I definitely did, too! 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Final discussion on Sunday!! #BotmBuddyRead

https://youtu.be/cntWt2s5NcI

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Rj6578
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Very good, wasn‘t sure what to think when I heard of it but finished it faster than I intended. From start to end it kept my attention.

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audraelizabeth
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I hate to say the FBI's response is no surprise. In many ways not much has changed on that front. This was informative as far as the history goes.
#botmbuddyread
#bfcr4 book 5 of 18
@wanderinglynn

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ScientistSam
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This book describes a period of murders targeting members of the oil-rich Osage Nation in the 1920s called the Reign of Terror. Learning about the murders and the motive was interesting but reading about how the Osage were routinely treated was infuriating.

This was essentially the FBI's first major case, and federal involvement was critical given the wide-ranging graft and conspiracy around exploiting the Osage head-rights (mineral rights).

CoverToCoverGirl Just recently read this myself.. it‘s truly terrible how the Osage were targeted and all for money. 3mo
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Mitch
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Cool display at Book People, Austin - every state has a famous crime and a book about it!

LeahBergen That IS cool! 3mo
marleed Oh that‘s cool - I‘ve read 3 of the titles. I wonder how I‘d fare across 50 states! DC might need it‘s own shelf! 3mo
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