Waco : David Koresh, the Branch Davidians, and a legacy of rage / Jeff Guinn.
Book | Simon & Schuster | 2023 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.

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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
xii, 383 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-364) and index.
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, raid speak on the record about the poor decisions of their commanders that led to this deadly confrontation. 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. 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, shedding new light on a story that we thought we knew.-- Publisher's description.
A note on nomenclature -- ATF, morning, February 28, 1993 -- The shepherd's rod -- The Davidians -- Vernon Wayne Howell -- Lois, Vernon, and George -- The lamb -- Cyrus Teed -- Connection -- Palestine and points west and east -- Shootout at Mount Carmel -- New era and the anthill -- The privileges of the lamb -- A new light -- Rumblings -- The guns -- The girls -- Child Protective Services -- The message evolves -- The ATF -- Investigation -- The investigation continues -- The undercover house and the helicopters -- The plan -- "The sinful Messiah" -- Fort Hood -- Surprise promised -- Surprise lost -- The raid: early moments -- The price of prophecy -- The raid: aftermath -- The FBI takes over -- Lost in translation -- Settling into the siege -- Negotiators versus tactical -- Another way -- A Passover promise -- The limits of patience -- To die in flames -- After the siege -- A legacy of rage -- Clive Doyle is waiting.
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