New Release Books by David Grann

David Grann is the author of Killers of the Flower Moon: Adapted for Young Readers (2021), The White Darkness (2018), The Old Man and the Gun (2018), The Devil and Sherlock Holmes (2011) and other 7 books.

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Killers of the Flower Moon: Adapted for Young Readers

release date: Nov 16, 2021
Killers of the Flower Moon: Adapted for Young Readers
The New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist Killers of the Flower Moon is now adapted for young readers. This book is an essential resource for young readers to learn about the Reign of Terror against the Osage people--one of history's most ruthless and shocking crimes. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma, thanks to the oil that was discovered beneath their land. Then, one by one, the Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances, and anyone who tried to investigate met the same end. As the death toll surpassed more than twenty-four Osage, the newly created Bureau of Investigation, which became the FBI, took up the case, one of the organization's first major homicide investigations. An undercover team, including one of the only Native American agents in the bureau, infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest modern techniques of detection. Working with the Osage, they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. In this adaptation of the adult bestseller, David Grann revisits his gripping investigation into the shocking crimes against the Osage people. The book is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward Native Americans that allowed the murderers to occur for so long.

The White Darkness

release date: Oct 30, 2018
The White Darkness
By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the nineteenth-century polar explorer, who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole, and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. Shackleton never completed his journeys, but he repeatedly rescued his men from certain death, and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in history. Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions. He was related to one of Shackleton's men, Frank Worsley, and spent a fortune collecting artifacts from their epic treks across the continent. He modeled his military command on Shackleton's legendary skills and was determined to measure his own powers of endurance against them. He would succeed where Shackleton had failed, in the most brutal landscape in the world. In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton's crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape, life-threatening physical exhaustion, and hidden crevasses. Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back. On November 13, 2015, at age 55, Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone. David Grann tells Worsley's remarkable story with the intensity and power that have led him to be called "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today." Illustrated with more than fifty stunning photographs from Worsley's and Shackleton's journeys, The White Darkness is both a gorgeous keepsake volume and a spellbinding story of courage, love, and a man pushing himself to the extremes of human capacity.

The Old Man and the Gun

release date: Sep 04, 2018
The Old Man and the Gun
Now a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek, The Old Man and the Gun is here joined by two other riveting true-crime tales. "The Old Man and the Gun" is the incredible story of a bank robber and prison escape artist who modeled himself after figures like Pretty Boy Floyd and who, even in his seventies, refuses to retire. "True Crime" follows the twisting investigation of a Polish detective who suspects that a novelist planted clues in his fiction to an actual murder. And "The Chameleon" recounts how a French imposter assumes the identity of a missing boy from Texas and infiltrates the boy's family, only to soon wonder whether he is the one being conned. In this mesmerizing collection, David Grann shows why he has been called a "worthy heir to Truman Capote" and "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today," as he takes the reader on a journey through some of the most intriguing and gripping real-life tales from around the world.

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

release date: Jan 01, 2011
The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
Explores unforgettable mysteries and the nature of obsession, from the Aryan Brotherhood's infiltration of the U.S. prison system to a chameleon con artist in Europe to the author's experience with a cyclone while searching for the elusive giant squid.

The Lost City of Z

release date: Mar 01, 2017
The Lost City of Z
Soon to be a major film starring Robert Pattinson, Charlie Hunnam and Sienna Miller. Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the inspiration behind Conan Doyle's novel The Lost World, was among the last of a legendary breed of British explorers. For years he explored the Amazon and came to believe that its jungle concealed a large, complex civilization, like El Dorado. Obsessed with its discovery, he christened it the City of Z. In 1925, Fawcett headed into the wilderness with his son Jack, vowing to make history. They vanished without a trace. For the next eighty years, hordes of explorers plunged into the jungle, trying to find evidence of Fawcett's party or Z. Some died from disease and starvation; others simply disappeared. In this spellbinding true tale of lethal obsession, David Grann retraces the footsteps of Fawcett and his followers as he unravels one of the greatest mysteries of exploration. 'A riveting, exciting and thoroughly compelling tale of adventure' John Grisham

THE REAL HERO HA

release date: Apr 01, 2020

BOOK CLUB SET.

release date: Jan 01, 2018
BOOK CLUB SET.
Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

Assassinos Da Lua Das Flores, Os

release date: Jul 07, 2017
Assassinos Da Lua Das Flores, Os
Nos anos 1920, a população mais rica per capita não era a parisiense ou a nova-iorquina: era a dos índios osage, no Oklahoma, EUA. Foi descoberta uma imensa jazida de petróleo debaixo da terra que lhes fora designada quando deslocados do seu território original, e os cerca de 2000 osage recebiam uma percentagem dos lucros das companhias petrolíferas. A tribo, cuja riqueza foi largamente reportada em revistas e jornais, desafiava todos os estereótipos relacionados com os americanos nativos: andavam de Cadillac com motorista, construíam mansões, mandavam os seus filhos estudar na Europa. Então, misteriosamente, os osage começaram a ser assassinados. Alguns, envenenados, outros, mortos a tiro ou espancados. Os osage eram, em simultâneo, a comunidade mais rica e com o maior índice de assassínios do planeta. Muitos dos que tentaram investigar estes crimes encontraram um destino semelhante: foram mortos a tiro, estrangulados, um advogado foi mesmo atirado de um comboio em andamento. Desesperados, os osage viraram-se então para o Bureau de Investigação (BI) que tinha sido acabado de criar, e o caso dos osage - um dos muitos, mas cheio de ramificações -tornou-se o primeiro grande caso de homicídios do FBI. Porém, o dinheiro do petróleo estava infiltrado no próprio FBI e até na Casa Branca.

The Mark of a Masterpiece

release date: Jan 01, 2010

Mysterious Circumstances

release date: Jan 01, 2004
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