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Ruby Ridge: The Truth and Tragedy of the Randy Weaver Family

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On the last hot day of summer in 1992, gunfire cracked over a rocky knob in northern Idaho, just south of the Canadian border. By the next day three people were dead, and a small war was joined, pitting the full might of federal law enforcement against one well-armed family. Drawing on extensive interviews with Randy Weaver's family, government insiders, and others, Jess Walter traces the paths that led the Weavers to their confrontation with federal agents and led the government to treat a family like a gang of criminals.

This is the story of what happened on Ruby Ridge: the tragic and unlikely series of events that destroyed a family, brought down the number-two man in the FBI, and left in its wake a nation increasingly attuned to the dangers of unchecked federal power.

About the Author

Jess Walter is the author of the novel Over Tumbled Graves and coauthor of Christopher Darden's bestselling account of the O. J. Simpson trial, In Contempt. He has won national recognition for his reporting and writing, and his coverage of the Randy Weaver case helped the Spokane Spokesman-Review earn a Pulitzer Prize nomination. Walter lives in Spokane with his family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060007942
Author:
Walter, Jess
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Jess Walter
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Law Enforcement
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Political persecution
Subject:
Government, resistance to
Subject:
Right-wing extremists
Subject:
Intervention.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Law enforcement -- United States.
Subject:
Weaver, Randy
Subject:
Americana-General
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
107-87
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 16.64 oz

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