Friends of Rockhurst University Library - Annual Critique

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 6:00pm
Kauffman Foundation

The Friends of Rockhurst University Library present an enjoyable evening of cocktails and heavy hor d'oeuvres followed by a review of the amazing but true story "Killers of the Flower Moon" by author David Grann. This will be a unique presentation by alumnus and retired FBI agent, Frank Carey, '64.

Grann's novel tells the story of the one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. Starting in the 1920s the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. One by one, members of the Osage Nation began to be killed off under mysterious circumstances. The young director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, joined with a Texas Ranger to solve the mystery.

Frank Carey scholastic background, career as an FBI agent, and personal interest in the saga of the Osage Indians and the resulting FBI involvement give him a distinctive and authoritative perspective he will share with audience members. Carey is a member of the Class of 1964 and holds a bachelor of arts in literature with minors in philosophy and history. Carey worked with the FBI from 1969-2002. 

Individual tickets and table sponsorships are available as follows. Click here to make your ticket selection.

$60 - Individual ticket
$600 - 10 tickets and reserved table
$1,000 - 10 tickets, reserved table, and name listed in the event program
$3,000 - 10 tickets, reserved table and logo featured in all event marketing materials.

Questions? Contact Bebe Harrington at or 816-501-4537.