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This is the story the daily press didn't give us, the definitive book about what happened at Mt. Carmel, near Waco, Texas, examined from both sides - the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the FBI on one hand, and David Koresh and his followers on the other. Dick J. Reavis points out that the government had little reason to investigate Koresh and even less to raid the compound at Mt. Carmel. The government lied to the public about most of what happened - about who fired the first shots, about drug allegations, about child abuse. The FBI was duplicitous and negligent in gassing Mt. Carmel - and that alone could have started the fire that killed seventy-six people. Drawing on interviews with survivors of Koresh's movement (which dates back to 1935, long before Koresh was born), on published accounts, on trial transcripts, on esoteric religious tracts and audiotapes that tell us who Koresh was and why people followed him, and most of all on secret documents that the government has not released to the public yet, Reavis has uncovered the real story from beginning to end, including the trial that followed.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815605027
Author:
Reavis, Dick J.
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Law Enforcement
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Cults, Demonism, the Occult
Subject:
Cults
Subject:
Branch Davidians
Subject:
Waco branch davidian disaster, tex., 1993
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
SYRACUSE UNIV P
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.06x6.04x.68 in. .95 lbs.

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