American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing Hardcover – 17 May 2001
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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.
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The book is very comprehensive, and has informative sections on McVeighs early life, upbringing, relationships, and philosophy of life. I found it to be addictive reading, almost like a thriller, although of course we all now know the horrible and tragic outcome of this particular story.
I think the authors do a commendable job of describing McVeigh and the events he caused, whilst at the same time identifying with the human aspects of Tim McVeigh (how he kindly helped a family in a broken-down car at the side of a road)and the very dark aspects of his personality (the bomb-building, and the robbery of a former friend to finance the bomb).
It is important to be aware that this story is written by journalists, who are trained to build and then sell a story, but I found this book to be well-written, informative, and even-handed in the telling of the story of Tim McVeigh. I would recommend it to anyone.
Some of the details are a little freaky as I come from a different era yet I read many of the same books and watched the same movies. Even had many similar experiences in the army even though it was a different MOS and locations. I was in armed recon.
The book is well written by Lou Michel and Dan Herbeck, staff reporters for the Buffalo News. I could tell occasionally that the writers were writing about things that they did not experience themselves.
This is one book that should not be overlooked if you want to be culturally literate.
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Fascinating insight into one of the most notorious people in american history.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was bought as a gift for someone, he has since recieved it and found it very informative. The book has since lead him to buy others on the same subject to find out more. Read morePublished on 5 Sept. 2011 by dragon
This book is also most word for word the same as "The All American Monster"? Only difference is, that the authors have supposedly put in McVeigh's comments. Read morePublished on 12 July 2001
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