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Bookz and Brewz
April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Our next meeting is Thursday April 11 , 6:30 PM . We will be discussing the book The Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.
We have decided to choose our monthly books by drawing the title of a book from a hat. Please bring the title of a book you would like to read to our next meeting. We will put all of our selections into a hat and draw 2 books at random. We will read one of these books for our May meeting and the other for our June meeting.
Please bring a point of discussion from our current book The Killers of the Flower Moon to put into the hat. We will pull questions and discussion points at random to discuss.
There are 5 copies of this book available at the Washington County Public Library. They also have a copy on CD. It is also available electronically . It is available for purchase at Amazon and Books-a-Million.
We are an informal group and all genres of books are welcome!
Next Meeting: Thursday April 11, 6:30 PM Wolf Hills Brewery
Book : The Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Bring: One point of discussion or question about our current book.
The title of a book you would like to read
Meeting Calendar: April 11
For further information, email us at BookzAndBrewz@gmail.com
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders
and the Birth of the FBI
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.