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The second half of the book details the Branch Davidians' dealings with federal agents. In light of subsequent government admissions, including a partial recantation in 1999 of previous denials that the tear gas used in the assault could have been incendiary, Thibodeau's detailed account of the storming of the compound and the fire that followed is chilling. Why did people follow Koresh? As Thibodeau remembers an early conversation with one of his followers, previously a theology student in England, "He has the answers to my questions." But A Place Called Waco ends with more questions than answers. --Linda Killian
I benefited from reading 'A Place Called Waco.'
The book is well-written for one of its type, with a simple, no-nonsense format that makes for an easy read. Read more
Back when the Waco tragedy was unfolding on TV I had very little sympathy for the followers of David Koresh who I just thought of as another Jim Jones and his followers as a bunch... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Bonnie
I don't know if it's just the way this was written, but I found it hard to focus or gain interest. I had just finished reading a book about Jonestown and wanted to continue on... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Brian Lange.
Scary good. Story from a survivor of the most brutal assault ever seen on live television. Mr Thibodeau explains he was under Koresh's spell and new what David Koresh did was... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Binky Bear
A well written and described account of the events at Waco from an insider's point of view who was as fair as possible to both sides - the Davidians and the government. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ahnne Escobedo
David T. writes thru a personal viewpoint regarding himself and how he became involved with the Davidians thru David Koresh. He was one of only a few that lived thru the siege. Read morePublished on June 15, 2013 by Robert K. Schweizer
Great product, the service was right on time and I greatly appreciated how the product was as it was advertisedPublished on February 7, 2013 by Christopher Landry
I thought I knew what happened at Waco, but this book, written from a survivor, tells the stuff America didn't get to see. I really couldn't put this one down. Read morePublished on February 5, 2013 by Laura M. Rowell