The Osage Murders: David Grann and Jeffrey Toobin
David Grann and Jeffrey Toobin talk about Grann's new book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. After huge petroleum reserves were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma in the 1920s, members of the tribe were briefly among the wealthiest people in the world. Then they began to die. Working with new sources and deep research, Grann tells the riveting story of the mystery behind their murders.
An award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker, David Grann, is the author of The Lost City of Z, which has been adapted into a film due in theaters in April 2017, and of The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession. He worked on Killers of the Flower Moon as a fellow at the Cullman Center in 2013-14.
Jeffrey Toobin, a staff writer at The New Yorker and a senior legal analyst at CNN, is the author most recently of American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst. His previous books include The Nine, Too Close to Call, A Vast Conspiracy, and The Run of His Life.