Featured Guests
David Grann

David Grann is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker...

Your Host
Lee Rawles

Lee Rawles joined the ABA Journal in 2010 as a web producer. She has also worked for the Winston-Salem...

Although the Osage tribe had been forced from their ancestral lands by the U.S. government, through shrewd and careful bargaining they retained the mineral rights to one of the richest oil fields in the world: Osage County, Oklahoma. But instead of insuring the prosperity and safety of the tribe, the wealth of the Osage made them targets for what was later known as the Reign of Terror. The task of solving dozens of murders fell in the 1920s to the newly formed FBI and its young director, J. Edgar Hoover. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, author David Grann tells the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles how he first learned of this series of murders and decided to write Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. He also discusses the brave Osage woman at the heart of his story, Mollie Burkhart, who defied the local white-dominated power structure to discover who was responsible for the deaths of her family members.

Episode Details
Published: June 7, 2017
Podcast: ABA Journal: Modern Law Library
Category: Legal Entertainment
Podcast
ABA Journal: Modern Law Library
ABA Journal: Modern Law Library

ABA Journal: Modern Law Library features top legal authors and their works.

Listen & Subscribe
  Apple Podcasts
  Google Play
More Episodes
12/05/18
3 trial court judges share the tough cases that stuck with them

Three judges share their own stories in their book “Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made."

11/20/18
How this lawyer turned a love for sports into his career

Darren Heitner talks about the latest edition of his book, how to pursue a career in sports law and some of today’s hot topics...

11/07/18
Ken Starr shares his side of the Clinton investigation in ‘Contempt’

Ken Starr talks about his book "Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation," which unveiled the salacious details of President Bill Clinton's affair with...

10/24/18
How to stop worrying and learn to love data-driven law

Ed Walters talks about his book, “Data-Driven Law: Data Analytics and the New Legal Services" which discusses data informs and the aspects of modern...

10/10/18
We need to talk about abortion, says author of ‘Scarlet A’

Katie Watson talks about her book, “Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law & Politics of Ordinary Abortion”, and discusses ways to have productive conversation about...

09/19/18
How to be (sort of) happy in law school

Kathryne M. Young talks about her book, How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School, which talks about what alumni would advise their...