Waco: A Survivor's Story

Author(s): David Thibodeau; Leon Whiteson; Aviva Layton (As told to)

Biography

The basis of the celebrated Paramount Network miniseries starring Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch--Waco is the critically-acclaimed, first person account of the siege by Branch Davidian survivor, David Thibodeau.
Twenty-five years ago, the FBI staged a deadly raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco. Texas. David Thibodeau survived to tell the story.
When he first met the man who called himself David Koresh, David Thibodeau was a drummer in a local a rock band. Though he had never been religious in the slightest, Thibodeau gradually became a follower and moved to the Branch Davidian compound in Waco. He remained there until April 19, 1993, when the compound was stormed and burned to the ground after a 51-day standoff with government authorities.

In this compelling account--now with an updated epilogue that revisits remaining survivors--Thibodeau explores why so many people came to believe that Koresh was divinely inspired. We meet the men, women, and children of Mt. Carmel. We get inside the day-to-day life of the community. We also understand Thibodeau's brutally honest assessment of the United States government's actions. The result is a memoir that reads like a thriller, with each page taking us closer to the eventual inferno.
Originally published as A Place Called Waco.

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David Thibodeau was born and raised in Maine. He is one of only four Branch Davidians who survived the Waco, Texas massacre who was not sentenced to prison. Over the twenty-five years since, David has lived in Los Angeles, California; Austin, Texas; and currently lives in Bangor, Maine, where he continues his life as a drummer and entrepreneur. David is a life-long student of history and is always anxious to see where "my country is headed by not heeding the lessons of the past."

General Fields

  • : 9781602865730
  • : Hachette Book Group
  • : Hachette Book Group
  • : January 2018
  • : 230mm X 154mm X 28mm
  • : United States
  • : March 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Thibodeau; Leon Whiteson; Aviva Layton (As told to)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 976.4284043092
  • : 400