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Grann, David

Overview
Works: 53 works in 302 publications in 18 languages and 14,714 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Travel writing  True crime stories  Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Biography 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Author of screenplay
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Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI by David Grann( Book )

27 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 3,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. In this last remnant of the Wild West -- where oilmen like J.P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the "Phantom Terror," roamed -- many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization's first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history
The devil and Sherlock Holmes : tales of murder, madness, and obsession by David Grann( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of the journalist's articles previously published in varous periodicals in slightly different form
Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI by David Grann( Recording )

26 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as her family was murdered. David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. The book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward Native Americans that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long
The devil and Sherlock Holmes : [tales of murder, madness, and obsession] by David Grann( Recording )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of the journalist's articles previously published in varous periodicals
The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon by David Grann( Book )

36 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details English explorer Percy Fawcett's exploration for a lost city in the jungles of South America and relates efforts made by the author and other individuals to find out what happened to him
The white darkness by David Grann( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 a spellbinding story of courage, love, and a man pushing himself to the extremes of human capacity
Killers of the Flower Moon : oil, money, murder and the birth of the FBI by David Grann( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. In this last remnant of the Wild West--where oilmen like J.P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the "Phantom Terror," roamed--many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization's first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating."--Publisher's description
The old man and the gun : and other tales of true crime by David Grann( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 lost city of Z by James Gray( Visual )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In het begin van de twintigste eeuw onderneemt de Britse avonturier Percy Fawcett een serie expedities in het Amazonegebied op zoek naar een verloren stad
Modern marvels( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how clean water gets to millions of taps in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles and tells the colorful history of the water systems in those cities. Gives a glimpse of cutting-edge modern technologies, including a new desalination plant in Tampa, Florida
The white darkness by David Grann( Recording )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Worsley was a British special forces officer obsessed with polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. So at age fifty-five, Worsley bid farewell to his family and tried to walk across Antarctica alone. David Grann tells Worsley's remarkable story
A legendary British explorer's deadly quest to uncover the secrets of the Amazon by David Grann( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blockbuster adventure about life, death and obsession in the Amazon
The Yankee Comandante : une histoire d'amour, de révolution et de trahison by David Grann( )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Verbrechen : die wahre Geschichte hinter der spektakulärsten Mordserie Amerikas by David Grann( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In den 1920ern hatten nicht die Bewohner von New York oder Paris das höchste Pro-Kopf-Einkommen: die reichsten Menschen der Welt waren die Osage-Indianer im amerikanischen Bundesstaat Oklahoma. Das karge Land, das ihnen als Reservat zugewiesen worden war, barg gigantische Ölvorkommen, die ihnen ein Leben in ungeahntem Luxus ermöglichten. Doch der Reichtum brachte den Osage kein Glück: Eine mysteriöse Serie von Morden nahm ihren Anfang, der schließlich mehr als 300 Stammesmitglieder zum Opfer fallen sollten. Die Osage-Morde wurden zum ersten großen Fall für das noch junge FBI. Doch Korruption und Geldgier hatten auch hier bereits Einzug gehalten. Erst einer Gruppe von Undercover-Agenten gelingt es schließlich, diese wohl finsterste und spektakulärste Mordserie in der Geschichte der USA aufzuklären.--Schutzumschlag
The old man and the gun and other tales of true crime by David Grann( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
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1 edition published in 2011 in Hebrew and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost city of Z : [a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon] by David Grann( Recording )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interweaves the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished during a 1925 expedition into the Amazon, with the author's own quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding Fawcett's final journey and the secrets of what lies deep in the Amazon jungle
Il demone di Sherlock Holmes : storie di ossessioni e di omicidi by David Grann( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die versunkene Stadt Z( Visual )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in German and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Der britische Offizier Percy Fawcett leitet zwischen 1906 und 1925 mehrere Expeditionen in den unerforschten Dschungel des brasilianisch-bolivianischen Grenzgebiets, um in offiziellem Auftrag den Dschungel zu kartografieren. Zugleich aber sucht der Abenteurer nach Beweisen für die Existenz einer untergegangenen Hochkultur. Die Bestseller-Verfilmung kombiniert Elemente des klassischen Abenteuerfilms mit dem Porträt einer kolonialistischen Klassengesellschaft und fragt nach der Einschränkung individueller Handlungsspielräume durch Loyalitätskonflikte. [...]" [filmdienst.de]
La ciudad perdida de Z by David Grann( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve "the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century": what happened to British explorer Percy Fawcett. In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization. For centuries Europeans believed the world's largest jungle concealed the glittering El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humankind. But Fawcett had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions, he embarked with his 21-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization--which he dubbed "Z"--Existed. Then he and his expedition vanished. Fawcett's fate--and the clues he left behind--became an obsession for hundreds who followed him. As Grann delved deeper into Fawcett's mystery, and the greater mystery of the Amazon, he found himself irresistibly drawn into the "green hell."--publisher description
 
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The devil and Sherlock Holmes : tales of murder, madness, and obsession
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The devil and Sherlock Holmes : [tales of murder, madness, and obsession]The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the AmazonA legendary British explorer's deadly quest to uncover the secrets of the AmazonThe lost city of Z : [a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon]La ciudad perdida de ZThe lost city of ZThe lost city of Z : [a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon]
Alternative Names
David Grann American journalist

David Grann americký novinář

David Grann Amerikaans journalist

David Grann journaliste américain

David Grann periodista estadounidense

David Grann yhdysvaltalainen toimittaja ja kirjailija

그랜, 데이비드

グラン, デイヴィッド

デヴィッド・グラン

大衛·格雷恩

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