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David Grann Writing Styles in Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann
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Structure

This book is divided into three chronicles, each of which is subdivided into several chapters. The chronicles provide a clear division in focus. The first focuses on the early murders, most notably those affecting Mollie’s family. The second traces White’s investigation and Hale’s subsequent trial. The third is about modern events and Grann’s personal research and experiences visiting Osage County. With chronicles, information is generally presented chronologically, with occasional asides to provide historical or biographical context.

Perspective

As a journalist, Grann’s perspective is fairly neutral. Particularly in the first two chronicles, he presents events as they happened, with little additional commentary. His goal is to provide the reader with the context and facts of the Osage Reign of Terror. At times, particularly in the Chronicle Three, he does demonstrate an appreciation for the Osage tribe and sympathy for their ongoing suffering. For...

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