Glenbard Parent Series to discuss 'Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI'

  • David Grann

    David Grann

  • "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" by David Grann

    "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" by David Grann

Updated 8/9/2019 9:48 PM

The Glenbard Parent Series Navigating Healthy Families is partnering with the Glen Ellyn Public Library for a discussion of the true crime thriller, "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI."

Be a part of the book chat of this New York Times bestseller and the Glenbard Parent Series community read at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane St.


At the end of the 19th century, the Osage Indians were driven onto presumed-worthless land -- but their Oklahoma reservation turned out to be atop one of the largest U.S. oil deposits, turning members of the Osage Nation into some of the wealthiest people in the world. And ultimately, marking them for death!

Exposing the turbulent history of the relations between whites and the Osage Nation over the course of more than a century, this book provides a look at the deep-seated prejudices that continue to cast a shadow over our country, and how, ultimately, a team from the fledgling FBI, led by old-style Texas lawman Tom White, solved a shocking murder case directed at members of the Osage Nation.

On Thursday, Sept 5, hear the author David Grann, a National Book Award finalist, at a Glenbard Parent Series program at 7 p.m. at Glenbard West High School, 670 Crescent Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

Grann will further explore his riveting book, based on essential American history. The book is being made into a major motion picture with director Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Grann is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker magazine. Before joining The New Yorker in 2003, Grann was a senior editor at The New Republic, and, from 1995 until 1996, the executive editor of the newspaper The Hill. He holds master's degrees in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy as well as in creative writing from Boston University. After graduating from Connecticut College in 1989, he received a Thomas Watson Fellowship and did research in Mexico, where he began his career in journalism.

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