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  • Waco

  • David Koresh, the Branch Davidians, and a Legacy of Rage
  • By: Jeff Guinn
  • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Narrated by: Jacques Roy
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Summary

“Impressively researched and written with storytelling verve” (The Wall Street Journal), this is the definitive account of the disastrous siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, featuring never-before-seen documents, photographs, and interviews, from former investigative reporter Jeff Guinn, bestselling author of Manson and The Road to Jonestown.

For the first time in thirty years, more than a dozen former ATF agents who participated in the initial February 28, 1993, Waco raid speak on the record about the poor decisions of their commanders that led to this deadly confrontation. The revelations in this book include why the FBI chose to end the siege with the use of CS gas; how both ATF and FBI officials tried and failed to cover up their agencies’ mistakes; where David Koresh plagiarized his infamous prophecies; and direct links between the Branch Davidian tragedy and the modern militia movement in America. Notorious conspiracist Alex Jones is a part of the Waco story. So much is new and stunning.

Guinn puts you alongside the ATF agents as they embarked on the disastrous initial assault, unaware that the Davidians knew they were coming and were armed and prepared to resist. His you-are-there narrative continues to the final assault and its momentous consequences. Drawing on this new information, including several eyewitness accounts, Guinn again does what he did with his bestselling books about Charles Manson and Jim Jones, revealing “gripping” (Houston Chronicle) new details about a story that we thought we knew.

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A must read for all Jeff Guinn fans. A new look into the siege and the death of the cult

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Everyone should know vernon is david its helps lol

Halve way through it takes awhile to get going i only found out david was vernon after chapter 3 but its very interesting so far ye can skipp the first 7 chapters angels gods etc not what i was looking for i just wanted to hear about waco

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excellent

Jeff Quinn tells the story that needed told
highly recommend this authors work to anyone

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