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The Resource Why Waco? : cults and the battle for religious freedom in America, James D. Tabor and Eugene V. Gallagher

Why Waco? : cults and the battle for religious freedom in America, James D. Tabor and Eugene V. Gallagher

Label
Why Waco? : cults and the battle for religious freedom in America
Title
Why Waco?
Title remainder
cults and the battle for religious freedom in America
Statement of responsibility
James D. Tabor and Eugene V. Gallagher
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the first balanced, authoritative account of the siege, James Tabor and Eugene Gallagher explore the powerful drama in Waco and the motivations of all the players, including the government, the media, the cultbusters, the Branch Davidians, and David Koresh himself. Tabor and Gallagher unflinchingly confront the most controversial accusations concerning the group's possession of illegal firearms, unconventional sexual practices, and child abuse. Without attempting to excuse Koresh's actions, they argue that the public has never been given the complete story. Tabor and Gallagher explain what really happened in Waco: Who were the Branch Davidians and what originally brought them to Mount Carmel? What led the government to attack? What role did the media play? And what lessons must we learn to avoid repeating this American tragedy?
  • Using the events at Mount Carmel as a cautionary tale, the authors challenge American government officials, parents, the media, all of us - to rethink our stereotypes about unconventional religious groups
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
299/.93
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BP605.B72
LC item number
T33 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Why Waco? : cults and the battle for religious freedom in America, James D. Tabor and Eugene V. Gallagher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
What might have been -- Moving to Mount Carmel -- Unlocking the seven seals -- The sinful messiah -- A complex hostage/barricade rescue situation -- The wacko from Waco -- The cult controversy -- Waco and religious freedom in America -- Appendix: An unfinished manuscript by David Koresh -- List of Mount Carmel Branch Davidians
Control code
32051103
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 252 p.
Isbn
9780520201866
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95003553
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Dick J. Reavis, 2001 (Access. No. 2001-103). Highlighting on some pages. Clothbound.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Why Waco? : cults and the battle for religious freedom in America, James D. Tabor and Eugene V. Gallagher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
What might have been -- Moving to Mount Carmel -- Unlocking the seven seals -- The sinful messiah -- A complex hostage/barricade rescue situation -- The wacko from Waco -- The cult controversy -- Waco and religious freedom in America -- Appendix: An unfinished manuscript by David Koresh -- List of Mount Carmel Branch Davidians
Control code
32051103
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 252 p.
Isbn
9780520201866
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95003553
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Dick J. Reavis, 2001 (Access. No. 2001-103). Highlighting on some pages. Clothbound.
Other physical details
ill.

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