The Resource Apocalypse in Oklahoma : Waco and Ruby Ridge revenged, Mark S. Hamm

Apocalypse in Oklahoma : Waco and Ruby Ridge revenged, Mark S. Hamm

Label
Apocalypse in Oklahoma : Waco and Ruby Ridge revenged
Title
Apocalypse in Oklahoma
Title remainder
Waco and Ruby Ridge revenged
Statement of responsibility
Mark S. Hamm
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In a work that is sure to stir controversy, Hamm convincingly argues that the force used by the FBI during the sieges at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, and at Randy Weaver's cabin in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, followed by an unwillingness to admit to errors in judgment, fueled the radical right's suspicion and hatred of the federal government and provided the motive for the explosion in Oklahoma City. According to the author, the incidents at Ruby Ridge and Waco became rallying symbols of excessive government intervention for right-wing activists with ideologies of varying extremes
  • Hamm skillfully untangles the complex web of catalysts that contributed to the conspiracy to bomb the Murrah Building, and uncovers startling revelations about the groups and individuals involved in terrorist activities against the government. He considers the importance of April 19 as a symbolic date for the radical right; discusses the role of Christian Identity, a theology that gives the blessing of God to the racist cause; and examines the significance of The Turner Diaries, a popular novel among militia groups that details a blueprint for anti-government violence. Hamm also discloses that a plan to bomb the Murrah Building was devised as early as 1983 by Christian Identity member Richard Wayne Snell. The author offers bold insights into the ways in which suspects Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were motivated by these influences
  • Hamm delves into the differences and similarities of their backgrounds, revealing that the seeds for the destructive blast may have been planted when these two men were brought together in the U.S. Army. McVeigh and Nichols, he argues, were loose cannons on the outer fringes of the radical right. Their misguided plan to avenge Ruby Ridge and Waco brought the weight of adverse public opinion on militia groups and set the movement in decline
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamm, Mark S
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6432
LC item number
.H365 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McVeigh, Timothy
  • Nichols, Terry
  • McVeigh, Timothy
  • Nichols, Terry
  • USA
  • Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing (Oklahoma
  • Waco Branch Davidian Disaster (Texas
  • Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1995
  • Waco Branch Davidian Disaster, Tex., 1993
  • Political persecution
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Right-wing extremists
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Political and social views
  • Political persecution
  • Right-wing extremists
  • Crimes et délits politiques
  • Waco, Affaire de la secte davidienne de (1993)
  • Résistance politique
  • Extrême droite
  • Attentats à la bombe
  • Waco, Affaire de la secte dravidienne de (1993)
  • Gewalttätigkeit
  • Rechtsradikalismus
  • Sprengstoffanschlag
  • Geschichte 1995
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • United States
  • Oklahoma City (Okla.)
Label
Apocalypse in Oklahoma : Waco and Ruby Ridge revenged, Mark S. Hamm
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Justice Is Coming" -- pt. I. Oklahoma City, April 19, 1995. 1. The Blood of Innocents. 2. The President, the Press, and the Highway Patrolman. 3. Horror, Heroes, and a Truck Axle. 4. The Enemy Within. 5. Catastrophe, Capture, and a Missed Opportunity. 6. The Bastard, the Ribbon, and the Mourning -- pt. II. Conspiracy. 7. The Legacy of Waco. 8. The Warrior, the Ideologue, and the Anchor. 9. Reckoning. 10. Free Men of the West: Losers, Loners, and Crystal Meth -- pt. III. Aftermath. 11. The War of Words. 12. A Hinge of History: Terrorism and Teddy Bears -- Epilogue: "I Would Not Do It Again."
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 283 pages
Isbn
9781555533007
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96052897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36112185
  • (OCoLC)ocm36112185
Label
Apocalypse in Oklahoma : Waco and Ruby Ridge revenged, Mark S. Hamm
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Justice Is Coming" -- pt. I. Oklahoma City, April 19, 1995. 1. The Blood of Innocents. 2. The President, the Press, and the Highway Patrolman. 3. Horror, Heroes, and a Truck Axle. 4. The Enemy Within. 5. Catastrophe, Capture, and a Missed Opportunity. 6. The Bastard, the Ribbon, and the Mourning -- pt. II. Conspiracy. 7. The Legacy of Waco. 8. The Warrior, the Ideologue, and the Anchor. 9. Reckoning. 10. Free Men of the West: Losers, Loners, and Crystal Meth -- pt. III. Aftermath. 11. The War of Words. 12. A Hinge of History: Terrorism and Teddy Bears -- Epilogue: "I Would Not Do It Again."
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 283 pages
Isbn
9781555533007
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96052897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36112185
  • (OCoLC)ocm36112185

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