MASSACRE AT WACO The Shocking True Story of Cult Leader David Koresh and the Branch Davidians

Author: Linedecker (Clifford L.)
Year: 1993
Publisher: True Crime
Edition Details: 1st UK p/b Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+
ISBN: 9780863697135
Price: 20.00
Paperback. He promised them heaven. With his rock-star good looks and dark sexual charisma he wooed hundreds of followers from Britain, America and all over the world to a desolate spot in Texas, where he preached Armageddon and lived like a king, with a harem of 19 'wives' and girls as young as twelve to share his bed. He gave them Purgatory. Like a deranged warrior-prophet, he subjected even the children to savage beatings, demented ravings and near-starvation. Then, arming his followers with an arsenal of lethal weapons, he ordered them to prepare for the final battle. And he delivered them to Hell. When Federal agents stormed David Koresh's compound on February 28, 1993, his Promised Land exploded in a bloodbath, and 51 days later the world watched in horror as scores of men, women and children were lost in the flames. The author gives a startling insight into how a guitar-playing Seventh Day Adventist called Vernon Howell transformed himself into David Koresh, Messiah, convincing hundreds of followers to join him in the coming Apocalypse. But were the 87 horrifying deaths at Waco the result of mass suicide by God's chosen people, or the avoidable outcome of a siege bungled by government agents too eager for fast results? Illus. 254pp. p/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Vg+ with only 1 corner crease.


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