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Gathering Storm: America's Militia Threat

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A renowned civil rights lawyer & an award-winning journalist team up to write a controversial, informed & shocking expose of the far right militia network--& to issue a passionate plea against hate, violence & prejudice.
Author's Note
Introduction
Death on Ruby Ridge
The Seditionist
Rocky Mountain rendezvous
Waco & guns
Militia warriors
Recipe for disaster
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Hardcover, 270 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Harper Collins (NY)
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Erik Graff
Aug 27, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Christian Identity & Aryan Nations fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
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Bill Smith
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
Morris writes as if American Militias are a bigger criminal threat than illegal aliens or inner city blacks, which is laughable. The stats don't lie.

His chapter on the OKC Bombing and McVeigh is a joke. Andreas Strassmeir and Carol Howe warned the authorities that a bombing was being planned. The SPLC was gaining intel from Strassmeir, McVeigh's associate.

Journalists JD Cash and Ambrose Evans-Pritchard have written about this extensively.
Brandy Arena
Jul 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Interesting take although somewhat dated.
Karen
Jan 20, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Here is a reminder of how far we have come and how far we have yet to go in ending racism and terrorism. The writing is not impressive, but it is functional; I read the book not so much for the prose as to learn about Morris Dees' work for civil rights. I came out quite impressed with the effort he and others have dedicated to confront, peacefully and legally, some very disturbing organizations and individuals. I'd like to read this book again.
Lynn Wilson
Dec 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
An important book. Dees' background speaks for itself, his sources are numerous, and he makes a case for the need to pay attention to this movement and not take it lightly. I recommend this book for everyone who wants to know more about the seriousness of the threat from these groups of white supremacists who have been gaining in strength since the 60's.
Ken
Jun 05, 2007 rated it liked it
Scary, and not as out of date as you might think.
Crystal
Mar 29, 2008 marked it as to-read
I'm intrigued, even though I think the book may offend or anger me.
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Co-founder and chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and former direct mail marketeer for book publishing.