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A Place Called Waco

A Place Called Waco
  • Author : David Thibodeau
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999-09-09
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 1891620428
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Summary : One of nine survivors of the attack on the Branch Davidian compound in 1993 describes how he came to join the religious community and offers an eyewitness account of the tragedy

Waco

Waco
  • Author : David Thibodeau,Leon Whiteson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-01-02
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9781602865761
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Summary : 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.

The First Waco Horror

The First Waco Horror
  • Author : Patricia Bernstein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-01-18
  • Total pages :264
  • ISBN : 1585445444
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Summary : In 1916, in front of a crowd of ten to fifteen thousand cheering spectators watched as seventeen-year-old Jesse Washington, a retarded black boy, was publicly tortured, lynched, and burned on the town square of Waco, Texas. He had been accused and convicted in a kangaroo court for the rape and murder of a white woman. The city’s mayor and police chief watched Washington’s torture and murder and did nothing. Nearby, a professional photographer took pictures to sell as mementos of that day. The stark story and gory pictures were soon printed in The Crisis, the monthly magazine of the fledgling NAACP, as part of that organization’s campaign for antilynching legislation. Even in the vast bloodbath of lynchings that washed across the South and Midwest during the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Waco lynching stood out. The NAACP assigned a young white woman, Elisabeth Freeman, to travel to Waco to investigate, and report back. The evidence she gathered and gave to W. E. B. Du Bois provided grist for the efforts of the NAACP to raise national consciousness of the atrocities being committed and to raise funds to lobby antilynching legislation as well. In the summer of 1916, three disparate forces - a vibrant, growing city bursting with optimism on the blackland prairie of Central Texas, a young woman already tempered in the frontline battles for woman’s suffrage, and a very small organization of grimly determined “progressives” in New York City - collided with each other, with consequences no one could have foreseen. They were brought together irrevocably by the prolonged torture and public murder of Jesse Washington - the atrocity that became known as the Waco Horror. Drawing on extensive research in the national files of the NAACP, local newspapers and archives, and interviews with the descendants of participants in the events of that day, Patricia Bernstein has reconstructed the details of not only the crime but also its aftermath. She has charted the ways the story affected the development of the NAACP and especially the eventual success of its antilynching campaign. She searches for answers to the questions of how participating in such violence affected the lives of the mob leaders, the city officials who stood by passively, and the community that found itself capable of such abject behavior.

Why Waco?

Why Waco?
  • Author : James D. Tabor,Eugene V. Gallagher
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995-07-10
  • Total pages :254
  • ISBN : 0520919181
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Summary : The 1993 government assault on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, resulted in the deaths of four federal agents and eighty Branch Davidians, including seventeen children. Whether these tragic deaths could have been avoided is still debatable, but what seems clear is that the events in Texas have broad implications for religious freedom in America. James Tabor and Eugene Gallagher's bold examination of the Waco story offers the first balanced account of the siege. They try to understand what really happened in Waco: What brought the Branch Davidians to Mount Carmel? Why did the government attack? How did the media affect events? The authors address the accusations of illegal weapons possession, strange sexual practices, and child abuse that were made against David Koresh and his followers. Without attempting to excuse such actions, they point out that the public has not heard the complete story and that many media reports were distorted. The authors have carefully studied the Davidian movement, analyzing the theology and biblical interpretation that were so central to the group's functioning. They also consider how two decades of intense activity against so-called cults have influenced public perceptions of unorthodox religions. In exploring our fear of unconventional religious groups and how such fear curtails our ability to tolerate religious differences, Why Waco? is an unsettling wake-up call. Using the events at Mount Carmel as a cautionary tale, the authors challenge all Americans, including government officials and media representatives, to closely examine our national commitment to religious freedom.

Waco

Waco
  • Author : Eric S. Ames
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :127
  • ISBN : 0738571318
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Summary : Founded in 1849, Waco is located near an ancient spring on the banks of the Brazos River and has often been a city of contrasts. It has been home to Native Americans and a place of new beginnings for pioneers. It has produced a Texas governor named Coke and a soft drink called Dr Pepper. Waco boasts the first suspension bridge across the Brazos River and the first skyscraper in Texasthe 22-story ALICO Building. It is home to the largest Baptist university in the world and once had one of the largest legal red light districts in the country. The city found itself in the middle of an 1896 Crash at Crush marketing gimmick that drew national attention and was later the site of a World War I airfield. And for more than 150 years, Wacos defining moments have been documented in photographs.

Waco, Texas

Waco, Texas
  • Author : Agnes Warren Barnes
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 0738502979
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Summary : From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication, and many of the postcards produced during this "golden age" can today be considered works of art. Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of local townspeople only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America's history.

The Ashes of Waco

The Ashes of Waco
  • Author : Dick J. Reavis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998-04-01
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 0815605021
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Summary : Investigation of the raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in 1993, which resulted in the deaths of over seventy people including leader David Koresh, arguing that the government's actions were more the result of religious prejudice than of any suspicion of illegal activity on the part of the group.

Learning Lessons from Waco

Learning Lessons from Waco
  • Author : Jayne Seminare Docherty
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :351
  • ISBN : 0815627513
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Summary : Presents a conceptual model of worldview conflict, using the example of Waco to extract principles for negotiating with communities motivated by unconventional beliefs. The author argues that parties with fundamentally different worldviews must first deal with reality, or "worldnaming," before they can begin to confront the issues, and suggests that because they used different "naming, framing, and blaming" language, the two sides in the Waco negotiation were destined to fail. While the Branch Davidians' reality was based on values and spirituality, that of the FBI was scientific and goal-centered, and it dismissed the Davidians' attempts to communicate as "Bible babble." She concludes with 14 lessons for future crisis negotiators dealing with such groups.

History of the Waco Baptist Association of Texas

History of the Waco Baptist Association of Texas
  • Author : James Lafayette Walker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1897
  • Total pages :446
  • ISBN : WISC:89077003838
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Why Waco?

Why Waco?
  • Author : James D. Tabor,Eugene V. Gallagher
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995-07-10
  • Total pages :254
  • ISBN : 0520919181
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Summary : The 1993 government assault on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, resulted in the deaths of four federal agents and eighty Branch Davidians, including seventeen children. Whether these tragic deaths could have been avoided is still debatable, but what seems clear is that the events in Texas have broad implications for religious freedom in America. James Tabor and Eugene Gallagher's bold examination of the Waco story offers the first balanced account of the siege. They try to understand what really happened in Waco: What brought the Branch Davidians to Mount Carmel? Why did the government attack? How did the media affect events? The authors address the accusations of illegal weapons possession, strange sexual practices, and child abuse that were made against David Koresh and his followers. Without attempting to excuse such actions, they point out that the public has not heard the complete story and that many media reports were distorted. The authors have carefully studied the Davidian movement, analyzing the theology and biblical interpretation that were so central to the group's functioning. They also consider how two decades of intense activity against so-called cults have influenced public perceptions of unorthodox religions. In exploring our fear of unconventional religious groups and how such fear curtails our ability to tolerate religious differences, Why Waco? is an unsettling wake-up call. Using the events at Mount Carmel as a cautionary tale, the authors challenge all Americans, including government officials and media representatives, to closely examine our national commitment to religious freedom.

Annual Catalogue of Baylor University at Waco, Texas

Annual Catalogue of Baylor University at Waco, Texas
  • Author : Baylor University
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1899
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : UOM:39015076388894
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The Prince of South Waco

The Prince of South Waco
  • Author : Tony Castro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-06
  • Total pages :340
  • ISBN : 9781475983883
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Summary : In an ideal universe, theirs might have been the perfect love story from two separate worlds. But in the heart of the Bible Belt South, in America of the mid-twentieth century, their young love was forbidden because of their skin color. She was white, lovely, and privileged, growing up in a Tara-like Victorian home. He was Latino, dark-skinned, and working class—the grandson of a Mexican revolutionary who had fought with Pancho Villa. And an innocent waltz at a school May Fete—a waltz that they were not permitted to dance together—came to symbolize their society’s racial divide. In The Prince of South Waco, author Tony Castro narrates his sensitive rite-of-passage memoir of growing up Latino in the segregated South in an age when being different in America often brought the cruel, hard reality of the time, along with heartbreak and despair. He recounts how, as a child in an era before bilingual education and affirmative action, he overcame speech and learning disabilities and an inability to speak English to become an honor student with a penchant for literature, the classics, and writing. Throughout his youth, he remained discreetly close to the teenage ballerina who had captured his heart. All the while, he encountered ugly warnings of violence and harm—against the two of them—should they see each other and defy the ages-old prohibition in the South against interracial relationships. A story taking place before the enactment of civil rights legislation, The Prince of South Waco provides insight into the issue of racial discrimination and hate of the times. Critical Acclaim for Tony Castro’sThe Prince of South Waco: American Dreams and Great Expectations “Readers who step into Tony’s Time Machine, The Prince of South Waco, are in for a thrilling, lyrical ride, a true tale of romantic woes and raucous rebellion that will break readers' hearts. Castro’s coming-of-age story is a painfully poignant memoir of romance, racism and self-discovery fraught with recollections of lynchings, Jim Crow-ism, no-white-girl speeches, growing up Chicano and excelling as one of the best and brightest of emerging young journalists of his time. ‘How do you reclaim your destiny when it has been so connected with a love that has been lost?’ asks the author. And therein lies this soulful impasse.”Preston F. Kirk,formerly of United Press International, Houston “Tony Castro's honest and powerful memoir captures the essential American story of the struggle for cultural assimilation. The very best stories are written in blood, and in Castro's finely woven personal narrative, the reader can almost feel his heart beating."Bob VickreyContributing columnist, The Waco Tribune-Herald

ATF Sierra One Waco

ATF Sierra One Waco
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-06-23
  • Total pages :74
  • ISBN : 9781462634644
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Summary : ATF Sierra One Waco is a gripping account of ATF Special Agent Wendel Frost, who grew up a Midwestern farm boy and went on to become SIERRA ONE, the first recognized ATF sniper in the history of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Follow Frost as his service to the ATF leads him to Chicago and Dallas where he worked undercover in the fight against gang activity and illegal drug trafficking. Then onto Los Angeles where he worked with the ATF Special Response Team to suppress riots, which ripped the city at its seams. Join Frost in Ruby Ridge where the actions of a small group of people reshaped the definition of domestic terrorism. Finally, revisit Waco through the eyes of Frost, military call sign Sniper One. Experience the armed conflict with the Branch Dividian through the eyes of one who was there.

Waco Standoff

Waco Standoff
  • Author : Scott Gillam
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-01
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 9781629680347
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Summary : This title examines an important historic event„the standoff in Waco, Texas, between federal law enforcement agencies and Branch Davidian leader David Koresh and his followers living in the Mount Carmel Center. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history and religious beliefs of KoreshÍs group, the suspected criminal activity that led law enforcement to surround the compound, the events of the 51-day standoff, and its tragic end. Also discussed are the social and religious contexts that contributed to the tragedy. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web sites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

A Journey to Waco

A Journey to Waco
  • Author : Clive Doyle,Catherine Wessinger,Matthew D. Wittmer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :265
  • ISBN : 9781442208858
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Summary : Only nine people survived the fire that followed the FBI assault on the Branch Davidian residence near Waco, Texas in April 1993. In A Journey to Waco, survivor Clive Doyle tells the story of how he joined the Branch Davidians, recounts the dramatic events of the ATF raid, the 51-day siege, and the FBI assault, and provides an update on survivors.

The Waco Kid(S)

The Waco Kid(S)
  • Author : Helen Lewison
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000-08-10
  • Total pages :99
  • ISBN : 9781453565773
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Summary : Growing up in a warm weather city is one of the best things a child could possibly want. I went barefoot most of the time and when school beckoned, I sadly had to encase my happy feet in shoes. I remember rain; wonderful rain that left puddles in the soft sandy loam that was the street in front of my house. I would go out when the rains stopped and sit on the curb holding handfuls of the sweet smelling moist earth to my face. The scent of fresh cut grass came in second best. I inhaled the scent of Waco. I remember the Cotton Palace. Waco is in the heart of cotton country. A fair was held once a year and I would wander up and down watching snake charmers, dancing girls, strong men and of course, cotton candy. A large machine filled with wonderful toys was there for 5 cents to manipulate a claw and if luck was with you, you were a winner of some wondrous object. The only object I ever snared was a pencil clip and I remember that distinctly. I remember Juan. He sold tamales out of a box hung by a leather strap around his neck. The inside of the box was lined with shiny metal. The smell and taste of those steamy tamales still makes me sigh with pleasure. I remember W. Lee ODaniels and his hillbilly band. He was running for governor and the crowd loved him and his music; he became governor. I remember downtown, Goldstein, Miguel the largest department store in town. It had a small caf that served blue plate specials for 25 cents and just about everything else you wanted to buy. The best place of all was the ice cream parlor Palace of Sweets long marble counter, ice cream chairs and tables for the big people and the little people. I remember walking with my mother on summer nights on long strolls past Baylor University, the oldest college in Texas, which has the worlds largest collection of the works of Robert Browning. I remember going for ice-cream cones with my brother one day a week when cones were two for a nickel. I would slowly savor my cone on the way home and one disastrous day I dropped my cone in the dirt. My brother calmly handed me his cone saying, I dont like ice-cream anyway. I protested mildly and guiltily licked his melting cone the rest of the way home. I remember my father sitting close to a small radio listening to the ravings of Hitler. None of knew German, except my father, but we sensed heaviness in the air. I remember the buses with the Jim Crow section in the back, which in those days had very little meaning for me. Years later when I lived in Houston and became wiser, I would approach the public drinking fountains, labeled White and Colored and loudly proclaim I wonder how colored water tastes. I remember lying on a blanket at night and trying to find the Big Dipper. I remember the fireflies and the sound of crickets. Waco, tree lined streets, shacks down by the Brazos River, Castle Heights, the upscale community where a rich cotton baron had build his home to look like a castle complete with turrets. I was told it is now a museum. I remember people coming into our store to buy Brown Mule Chewing Tobacco little tin mules were imbedded in each piece. Ladies would come in and request in a quiet voice Garrett Snuff. It was not exactly ladylike to dip snuff. Waco, a town where people said, Yes mam and no mam. I was the only one in my classroom that refused to finish a sentence with a mam; I dont think Ive changed. I remember Cameron Park, a glorious natural park with spring water gushing out from crevices among the rocks; playgrounds, Sunday picnics, watermelon cuts (a term used for sharing a melon) which was brought from the icehouse, wonderfully cold. I remember Oakwood Cemetery, a wooded area where squirrels ran happily and birds were everywhere in abundance. Large marble angels guarding graves, small mausoleums, large blocks of intricately carved marble. It is the oldest cemetery in Texas

Random Thoughts in Waco

Random Thoughts in Waco
  • Author : W. Scott Newmann, Jr.
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-07-19
  • Total pages :152
  • ISBN : 9780595454532
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Armageddon in Waco

Armageddon in Waco
  • Author : Stuart A. Wright
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995-09-20
  • Total pages :394
  • ISBN : 9780226908458
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Summary : On February 28, 1993, the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) launched the largest assault in its history against a small religious community in central Texas. One hundred agents armed with automatic and semi automatic weapons invaded the compound, purportedly to execute a single search and arrest warrant. The raid went badly; four agents were killed, and by the end of the day the settlement was surrounded by armored tanks and combat helicopters. After a fifty-one day standoff, the United States Justice Department approved a plan to use CS gas against those barricaded inside. Whether by accident or plan, tanks carrying the CS gas caused the compound to explode in fire, killing all seventy-four men, women, and children inside. Could the tragedy have been prevented? Was it necesary for the BATF agents to do what they did? What could have been done differently? Armageddon in Waco offers the most detailed, wide-ranging analysis of events surrounding Waco. Leading scholars in sociology, history, law, and religion explore all facets of the confrontation in an attempt to understand one of the most confusing government actions in American history. The book begins with the history of the Branch Davidians and the story of its leader, David Koresh. Chapters show how the Davidians came to trouble authorities, why the group was labeled a "cult," and how authorities used unsubstantiated allegations of child abuse to strengthen their case against the sect. The media's role is examined next in essays that considering the effect on coverage of lack of time and resources, the orchestration of public relations by government officials, the restricted access to the site or to countervailing evidence, and the ideologies of the journalists themselves. Several contributors then explore the relation of violence to religion, comparing Waco to Jonestown. Finally, the role played by "experts" and "consultants" in defining such conflicts is explored by two contributors who had active roles as scholarly experts during and after the siege The legal and consitutional implications of the government's actions are also analyzed in balanced, clearly written detail.

The Wacko from Waco

The Wacko from Waco
  • Author : Carolyn Permentier
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-04-01
  • Total pages :172
  • ISBN : 9780595224159
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Summary : The primary purpose of this book is to provide a catharsis for myself. Maybe if I strip my mental, emotional and spiritual selves naked in little one-inch strips, analyzing what I find there, I’ll be able to understand myself. The secondary purpose is to use myself as a model for what I suspect is going on in the world. Mother Earth and all her cells (people) are undergoing a nervous breakdown, I sense. The old ways of being and doing are no longer working. I feel religion (man’s beliefs “about” God) is the fundamental cause of our erroneous assumptions about who we are, as a species, in relation to God (Infinite Intelligence). As I look around, pre- and post-September 11, 2001, I see that warring religious beliefs are at the foundation of the insanity in the world. Whatever God is, I AM THAT. And so are you. We’re all one. Let us minimize our differences and focus on what makes us all human. I feel it is life. And I further feel that LIFE is sending us urgent messages to unite in Love, so we can live in Peace. The alternative is to destroy ourselves and each other.

Between Heaven and Waco

Between Heaven and Waco
  • Author : Glen Marcus
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-08-24
  • Total pages :38
  • ISBN : 9783730944813
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Summary : Frank Turner's wayward soul is about to meet its maker. Caught and convicted of murder, the gallows were waiting just outside. But a visit from the most unlikely source may alter Frank's future and give him back his past...it's all up to him.

Lessons of Waco

Lessons of Waco
  • Author : Philip B. Heymann
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :752
  • ISBN : 0788104616
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Summary : Describes events during the stand-off from Feb. 28 to April 19, 1993, at Waco, Texas, between law enforcement agents & David Koresh & the Branch Davidians. Includes a brief history of the Branch Davidian sect; day-by-day chronology of the stand-of; documents & evidence developed during the investigation; evaluation of the handling of the Branch Davidian Stand-Off; report to the Deputy Attorney general on the events at Waco, Texas; lessons of Waco: proposed changes in federal law enforcement; & recommendations of experts for improvements in Federal law enforcement after Waco.