Koresh: The True Story of David Koresh and the Tragedy at Waco
The Waco Siege: A Founding Myth of Extreme Conservatism
Stephan Talty's "Koresh: The True Story of David Koresh and the Tragedy at Waco" takes an in-depth look at the Waco Siege of 1993 - an event that has become a foundational myth for the extreme wing of American conservatism. Discover how the tragic standoff between federal agents and the Branch Davidian compound continues to influence the beliefs of militiamen, gun rights advocates, and the alt-right.
The Enigmatic Leader: David Koresh
Born Vernon Howell, David Koresh was a preacher, Bible interpreter, and apocalyptic visionary. Talty's meticulous research and storytelling unravel the complex personality of Koresh, a charismatic but volatile man who experienced sexual abuse in his past and later exploited the women in his compound.
New Sources and Perspectives on the Waco Siege
Drawing on previously untapped resources, FBI negotiation tapes, and interviews with family and friends, "Koresh" paints a vivid picture of the events leading up to the Waco Siege. This definitive biography explores the transformation of a young man into a cult leader and delves into the psychology behind the tragedy.
The Enduring Symbol of Waco
Investigate why the Waco Siege remains a potent symbol for radical opponents of the democratic state. Engage with the story of David Koresh and his followers, and challenge the status quo as you uncover the truth behind the events that unfolded in 1993.
Empower Yourself with Knowledge
Be part of the cultural revolution by immersing yourself in the captivating and thought-provoking narrative of "Koresh." Encourage critical thinking, challenge oppressive forces, and join the community of truth-seekers in pursuit of understanding the tragedy at Waco.
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