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Harvest Of Rage: Why Oklahoma City Is Only The Beginning
by Joel Dyer
Timothy McVeigh is not alone. The 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City killed 168 innocent people and shattered the complacency of a nation. But this event, horrible as it was, may well be only the beginning of an unprecedented wave of terror in America. This is the chilling conclusion reached by Joel Dyer in Harvest of Rage, the first book to explore the ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published July 23rd 1997 by Basic Books
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It's kind of (extremely) weird to review this, cos it has my folks in it, and l know they were outraged and felt betrayed, having somehow believed they would be portrayed...very differently. Dyer's style is a bit purple for me and not terribly academic (per my preferences—not saying his book pretends to be otherwise) and l recognize the alt-weekly influence because it's part of my own style. A surprising many of the facts about my parents are wrong (even the spelling of their names) so it causes ...more
Jun 04, 2015 Stephen rated it really liked it
In the spring of 1996, the peace of Oklahoma City was shattered when a truck bomb ignited outside a federal office. Nearly two hundred people were killed, and nigh a thousand injured, in one man's act of rage against the government. But in Harvest of Rage, Joel Dyer writes that McVeigh was far from alone: he was part of a movement of thousands, spread across the country but concentrated in its withering agricultural heartland. The farm crisis -- the growing poverty and destruction of rural life ...more