The more I think about David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI the more I realize what a brilliant work of journalism it is. Grann doesn’t call attention to himself and never reaches too far into the ether to get at a larger point. He simply tells the story of the 1930 Oklahoma murders of members of the Osage nation in such a way that you can’t escape the story. In the end, the story is about America, about race, and about us.
The structuring of the story is clear and the pacing excellent. The third act is a stunning twist. And the ending will make you look at who we are as a country in a whole new way.
If I’m hyping #3 this much, #1 & #2 must be stellar, right? They are. Coming soon…
My review of this book is accessible through the title link above.