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The Resource Fire and blood : the true story of David Koresh and the Waco siege, David Leppard

Fire and blood : the true story of David Koresh and the Waco siege, David Leppard

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Fire and blood : the true story of David Koresh and the Waco siege
Title
Fire and blood
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the true story of David Koresh and the Waco siege
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David Leppard
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Language
eng
Summary
In April 1993, after a 51-day siege, David Koresh's cult compound--dubbed 'Ranch Apocalypse"--went up in flames, killed the self-proclaimed Messiah and up to 80 of his followers. Top British investigative journalist David Leppard followed the story from the outset. Fire and Blood looks in depth as David Koresh : what made him into the seriously disturbed paedophile and murderer he undoubtedly was? And what was the secret of his charismatic hold over the members of his cult? Leppard has talked exclusively to top FBI psychological profilers and has pieced together an extraordinary portrait of a man who conforms to a very precise type of mass-murderer. He also discloses the harrowing details of the child abuse and sexual ritual which Koresh masterminded. Koresh's manipulative dismantling of the human bonds between his followers--mothers and children, husbands and wives--made them fatally reliant on him and also led to tragic errors of judgement by the FBI, unable to believe that mothers would let their children die when they attacked the compound. Meticulously researched from evidence which is only just emerging,, FIre and Blood presents a chilling picture of a terrible law-enforcement blunder, and underlines the importance of the authorities in the face of a pathological killer hell-bent on self-destruction--cover
Cataloging source
EQV
Dewey number
289.9
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Fire and blood : the true story of David Koresh and the Waco siege, David Leppard
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29407656
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
viii, 181 pages
Isbn
9781857021660
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Dick J. Reavis, 2001 (Access. No. 2001-103). Paperbound.
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illustrations
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Fire and blood : the true story of David Koresh and the Waco siege, David Leppard
Publication
Control code
29407656
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
viii, 181 pages
Isbn
9781857021660
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Dick J. Reavis, 2001 (Access. No. 2001-103). Paperbound.
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illustrations

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