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The Resource American terrorist : Timothy McVeigh & the Oklahoma City bombing, Lou Michel and Dan Herbeck

American terrorist : Timothy McVeigh & the Oklahoma City bombing, Lou Michel and Dan Herbeck

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American terrorist : Timothy McVeigh & the Oklahoma City bombing
Title
American terrorist
Title remainder
Timothy McVeigh & the Oklahoma City bombing
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Lou Michel and Dan Herbeck
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  • Timothy McVeigh & the Oklahoma City bombing
  • Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City bombing
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Language
eng
Summary
At 9:02 A.M. on April 19, 1995, in the largest terrorist act ever perpetrated on American soil, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City was destroyed by the explosion of a homemade truck bomb. One hundred and sixty-eight people, including nineteen children, were killed by the blast and more than five hundred others were injured. Timothy J. McVeigh, an antigovernment activist, was tried and convicted of the bombing. But to Americans everywhere, the story has remained a mystery, held hostage by McVeigh's refusal to explain or even discuss the event and his involvement. With this book, that mystery is solved and it will change our understanding of the crime. The authors have been researching the Oklahoma City bombing and the life of Tim McVeigh since the week the tragedy occurred. They have interviewed more than one hundred and fifty people from every stage of McVeigh's life, from his childhood friends to the psychiatrist hired by the defense team to examine him before his trial. They have garnered the cooperation of McVeigh's father, mother, and sister Jennifer, and gained exclusive access to previously unpublished family photographs and personal effects. In April 1999 during more than seventy-five hours of interviews, they persuaded Timothy McVeigh to give the first complete, candid, no-holds-barred account of his story, an account given with no compensation or right of approval, that sheds light on every aspect of McVeigh's life. It describes his relationship with Terry Nichols and Michael Fortier and the consuming distrust of the government shared by the three. And in its pages every detail of the bombing itself is reconstructed, from the origins of the plot to the moment of detonation and McVeigh's aborted getaway. This book puts to rest conspiracy theories that have previously gone unresolved. It clarifies the role and responsibility of every person who has been implicated in the plan. And it explains, thoroughly and definitively, how a decorated war hero from rural New York State became the worst mass murderer in the nation's history
Summary
Draws on more than three hundred interviews--with survivors, victims' families, investigators, and convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh--to examine the full story of the Oklahoma City bombing
Biography type
individual biography
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169441
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 976.6/38053/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6430.M28
LC item number
M53 2001
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Timothy McVeigh & the Oklahoma City bombing
Label
American terrorist : Timothy McVeigh & the Oklahoma City bombing, Lou Michel and Dan Herbeck
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
8402429
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060394073
Lccn
2001016094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)68100029473
  • (Sirsi) i9780060394073
  • u388275
Label
American terrorist : Timothy McVeigh & the Oklahoma City bombing, Lou Michel and Dan Herbeck
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
8402429
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060394073
Lccn
2001016094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)68100029473
  • (Sirsi) i9780060394073
  • u388275

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