A Place Called Waco: A Survivor's Story

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ISBN: 9781891620423
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication Date: 1999-09-09
Number of pages: 384
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For the first time ever, a survivor of the Waco massacre tells the inside story of the Branch Davidians, David Koresh and what really happened.. When he first met the man who called himself David Koresh, David Thibodeauwho had never been religious in the slightestwas drumming for a rock band that was going nowhere fast. Intrigued and frustrated with a stalled music career, Thibodeau gradually became a follower and moved to the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. He remained there until April 19, 1993, when the compound was stormed and burnt to the ground.In this book, Thibodeau explores why so many people came to believe that Koresh was truly divinely inspired. We meet the men, women and children of Mt. Carmel. We get inside the day-to-day life of the community. Thibodeau is brutally honestabout himself, Koresh and the other membersand the result is a revelatory look at life inside a cult. But A Place Called Waco is just as brutally honest when it comes to dissecting the actions of the United States government. Thibodeau marshals an array of evidence, some of it never previously revealed, and proves conclusively that it was our own government that caused the Waco tragedyincluding the fires. The result is a memoir that reads like a thrillereach page taking us closer to the eventual inferno.

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