With the world awash with captivating, long-form journalism, I don't often make the time to read an actual book. The last two weekends have been different, though, as I've looked for a sustained story to become engrossed in. To that end, I've finished four books over the last two weekends.
Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann, delves into the plot to murder oil-rich Native Americans, and how that investigation helped create the modern FBI.
The King and Queen of Malibu, by David K. Randall, explores the history of the last family to own the Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit, and how that family's efforts to protect its land created modern-day Malibu.
The Death of an Heir, by Philip Jett, recounts the attempted kidnapping of Adolph Coors III, grandson of the founder and heir to the brewery and porcelain empire.
Lastly, I finished Trapped Under the Sea by Neil Swidey. Being from the Boston area, I was vaguely familiar with the efforts to clean up Boston Harbor. I was unaware of the human toll of that project, however.