Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann is the September UC Book Club selection. The meeting will be on Thursday, September 13th with dinner at 6:00 pm. New UC Book Club member Jan Lawler, will lead the discussion.
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured cars and lived in mansions. Grann’s retelling of the systemic murder of this Osage tribe is a shameful story of the past that feels all too relevant. As the death toll rose, the case was taken up by the newly created FBI and its young secretive director, J. Edgar Hoover. Struggling to crack the mystery, Hoover turned to a former Texas Ranger, Tom White, who put together an uncover team, including a Native American agent. They infiltrated this remnant of the Wild West, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
Upcoming UC Book Club Selections:
October: Reading Patrick: A Teacher, a Student and a Life-Changing Friendship by Michelle Kuo. (2018 University of Iowa UI Center for Human Rights (UICHR) "One Community, One Book" selection.)
November- The Saboteur by Andrew Gross
New UC members are always welcome to this monthly book club event. For more information, contact Joanne Woodman, Chair. Home: (319) 499-1225