From the author of Manson and The Road to Jonestown, an account of the disastrous siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, featuring never-before-seen documents, photographs, and interviews.
Guinn lingers longer on the botched mechanics of the federal government’s handling of the siege, along with the origins of the Branch Davidians and their leader, David Koresh ... Guinn, whose reporting draws heavily on interviews with ATF agents present at Waco, is sympathetic to the agency’s rank-and-file.
Gripping ... Guinn...savors the task of slicing through that fog. He tells stories we thought we knew and makes us realize we really didn’t ... These books are laden with context. Guinn rarely casts judgment; he doesn’t have to. He knows when the facts are damning enough.