A Journey to Waco

A Journey to Waco

Autobiography of A Branch Davidian

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Nearly twenty years after they happened, the ATF and FBI assaults on the Branch Davidian residence near Waco, Texas remain the most deadly law enforcement action on American soil. The raid by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agents on February 28, 1993, which resulted in the deaths of four ATF agents and six Branch Davidians, precipitated a 51-day siege conducted by the FBI. The FBI tank and gas assault on the residence at Mount Carmel Center on April 19 culminated in a fire that killed 53 adults and 23 children, with only nine survivors. In A Journey to Waco, survivor Clive Doyle not only takes readers inside the tragic fire and its aftermath, but he also tells the larger story of how and why he joined the Branch Davidians, how the Branch Davidian community developed, and the status of survivors. While the media and official reports painted one picture of the Branch Davidians and the two assaults, A Journey to Waco shares a much more personal account of the ATF raid, the siege, and the final assault that details events unreported by the media. A Journey to Waco presents what the Branch Davidians believed and introduces readers to the community's members, including David Koresh. A Journey to Waco is a personal account of one man's journey with the Branch Davidians, through the tragic fire, and beyond.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781442208858
Characteristics: xiv, 265 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm


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Nov 25, 2020

The Waco siege is told entirely from the point of view from a Branch Davidian, instead of news outlets or ATF agents. While compelling arguments are made from the author the overall event still remains the subject of debate as to who started the ensuing gun fight. Overall the book is a great autobiography as well as a historical reference of questionable validity. For a book of its kind I would rate it 3 stars out of 5; it is well written but some personal testimony can not be verified hence the controversy of the event. Anyone interested in history or autobiographies should give this book a read.-@mv6172 of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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