True story about the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
Well, it’s my first book blog post. We’ll see how this goes.
I’m starting with a book I read recently that I liked so much it made it to onto My Ultimate Best Books List (if you want to see the whole list, just go to my page at joysbookblog.com. The link is in the sidebar to the right under My Books List). I really liked this book because it taught me something new about Native Americans, their culture, and their hardships back in the 1920s. I knew that the government back then wasn’t exactly inclined to help Native Americans, but I had no idea that so much animosity was present for them even in their own communities! Neighbors who were supposedly “helping” them turned out to be just as corrupt as the police force and the local governments. Even federally, a system was in place that knowingly and purposefully took advantage of a people who had no legal recourse.
Still, I surprisingly didn’t find this a dark book. Grann told the story in an interesting, engaging way. And the best part: this turned out to be a mystery! I’m usually very good at figuring out who-dun-its, but one of the “bad guys” took me completely by surprise. All in all, this book had all of the elements I like in a good story: a solid plot, a good mystery, several developed characters, and a believable story (that it was true made it even better).
Definitely would recommend this book!