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A Journey to Waco: Autobiography of a Branch Davidian

3.14 of 5 stars 3.14  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  3 reviews
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 b ...more
Hardcover, 298 pages
Published August 17th 2012 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published January 1st 2012)
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Kelsey Hanson
This book has an important story to tell but it wasn't told in the best way. This is a very poorly written book that didn't give the insight that I was looking for. I know very little about the Branch-Davidians and their ideaology or the differences between the factions which are things that I probably need to know to better understand the situation. It was written in a novice writer way so it was confusing to understand the people involved including David Koresh. I'm pretty disappointed with th ...more
Alice
I'm torn between giving this three stars because it's a really important book and I'm very grateful it got recorded while the author was still alive, and giving it two stars because as far as books go, it's pretty bad. You can tell that it was compiled from recorded interviews, and the organization is clunky. It would have been so much more powerful if the book went chronologically with all of the other information weaved in, rather than in distinct (sometimes repetitive) sections. Like I said, ...more
dejah_thoris
I was about 10-11 when Waco happened. Doyle was the last one out. His harrowing oral history provides a surprising contrast to the common depictions of the Branch Davidians in popular media. Not the most well-written memoir (you can tell it's an edited transcript) but very riveting in its honesty and confusion regarding the raid.
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