9780815605027

The Ashes of Waco: An Investigation

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  • ISBN13:

    9780815605027

  • ISBN10:

    0815605021

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-05-01
  • Publisher: Syracuse Univ Pr
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11(12)
1. Mr. Retardo
23(8)
2. Showtime
31(8)
3. Enter the Press
39(5)
4. The Bible House
44(7)
5. The Third Angel's Message
51(7)
6. The Bulgarian and the Goddess
58(8)
7. The Flatfoot
66(8)
8. Poor George
74(9)
9. The Semi-Literate Messiah
83(4)
10. Merlin the Messiah
87(6)
11. God's Flying Machines
93(9)
12. The Seven Seals
102(9)
13. Winning in the Bedroom
111(9)
14. The Government's Flying Machines
120(17)
15. Dogs and Doors
137(6)
16. Myths at the Door
143(8)
17. Up on the Roof and Down in the Gym
151(5)
18. The Front Line
156(6)
19. The Second Floor
162(5)
20. 911
167(10)
21. The Element of Surprise
177(13)
22. The Second Shooting
190(10)
23. Talks
200(15)
24. The Suicide Pact
215(6)
25. Milk and Other Hassles
221(15)
26. Allies
236(22)
27. The Psywar
258(9)
28. D-Day
267(11)
29. Justice
278(23)
A Note on Published Sources 301(4)
Index 305

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