A Journey to Waco by Clive Doyle

A Journey to Waco
  • Title : A Journey to Waco
  • Author : Clive Doyle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1442208872
  • Pages : 298
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  • Language : English
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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.


A Journey to Waco by Clive Doyle,Catherine Wessinger,Matthew D. Wittmer

A Journey to Waco
  • Title : A Journey to Waco
  • Author : Clive Doyle,Catherine Wessinger,Matthew D. Wittmer
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN Code : 1442208856
  • Pages : 265
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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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.


Memories of the Branch Davidians by Bonnie Haldeman

Memories of the Branch Davidians
  • Title : Memories of the Branch Davidians
  • Author : Bonnie Haldeman
  • Publisher : Baylor University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1932792988
  • Pages : 199
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  • Language : English
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The human story of David Koresh and the Branch Davidians


A Place Called Waco by David Thibodeau

A Place Called Waco
  • Title : A Place Called Waco
  • Author : David Thibodeau
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • ISBN Code : 9781891620423
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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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 by David Thibodeau,Leon Whiteson

Waco
  • Title : Waco
  • Author : David Thibodeau,Leon Whiteson
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781602865730
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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As a tie-in to the upcoming Paramount Network miniseries starring Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch, and Melissa Benoist (starting in January 2018) and commemorating the 25th anniversary of the siege at Waco, TX, comes the critically acclaimed WACO by Branch Davidian survivor, David Thibodeau. The book and miniseries have recently been featured in a 20/20 two-hour documentary special, Variety Magazine, interviews on NPR, and stories in Entertainment Weekly, TIME, Deadline, and the Boston Globe. For the first time ever, a survivor of the Waco massacre tells the inside story of Branch Davidians, David Koresh, and what really happened at the religious compound in Texas. When he first met the man who called himself David Koresh, David Thibodeau was drumming for a rock band that was going nowhere fast. Intrigued and frustrated with a stalled music career, Thibodeau gradually became a follower and moved to the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. He remained there until April 19, 1993, when the compound was stormed and burnt to the ground after a 51-day standoff. In this book, 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. Thibodeau is brutally honest about himself, Koresh, and the other members, and the result is a revelatory look at life inside a cult. But Waco is just as brutally honest when it comes to dissecting the actions of the United States government. Thibodeau marshals an array of evidence, some of it never previously revealed, and proves conclusively that it was our own government that caused the Waco tragedy, including the fires. The result is a memoir that reads like a thriller, with each page taking us closer to the eventual inferno.


Why Waco? by James D. Tabor,Eugene V. Gallagher

Why Waco?
  • Title : Why Waco?
  • Author : James D. Tabor,Eugene V. Gallagher
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780520919181
  • Pages : 254
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  • Language : English
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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.


Stalling for Time by Gary Noesner

Stalling for Time
  • Title : Stalling for Time
  • Author : Gary Noesner
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • ISBN Code : 0525511288
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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The FBI's chief hostage negotiator recounts harrowing standoffs, including the Waco siege with David Koresh and the Branch Davidians, in a memoir that serves as a basis for the upcoming series Waco. In Stalling for Time, the FBI's chief hostage negotiator takes readers on a harrowing tour through many of the most famous hostage crises in the history of the modern FBI, including the siege at Waco, the Montana Freemen standoff, and the D.C. sniper attacks. Having helped develop the FBI's nonviolent communication techniques for achieving peaceful outcomes in tense situations, Gary Noesner offers a candid, fascinating look back at his years as an innovator in the ranks of the Bureau and a pioneer on the front lines. Whether vividly recounting showdowns with the radical Republic of Texas militia or clashes with colleagues and superiors that expose the internal politics of America's premier law enforcement agency, Stalling for Time crackles with insight and breathtaking suspense. Case by case, minute by minute, it's a behind-the-scenes view of a visionary crime fighter in action. Praise for Stalling for Time "Riveting . . . the most in-depth and absorbing section is devoted to the 1993 siege near Waco, Texas."--The Washington Post "Captivating . . . an electrifying read . . . No Hollywood movie can top this story for thrills, suspense, or action."--New York Journal of Books "Certain to fascinate true crime readers . . . The compelling centerpiece of the book is Noesner's analysis of 'what went wrong at Waco' with the Branch Davidians."--Publishers Weekly "An intense, immersive narrative . . . vicariously entertaining."--Kirkus Reviews "Engrossing . . . The book is also an intimate history of contemporary American militia movements."--New Republic


The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson

The Men Who Stare at Goats
  • Title : The Men Who Stare at Goats
  • Author : Jon Ronson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 9781451665970
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Bizarre military history: In 1979, a crack commando unit was established by the most gifted minds within the U.S. Army. Defying all known laws of physics and accepted military practice, they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls, and—perhaps most chillingly—kill goats just by staring at them. They were the First Earth Battalion, entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries. And they really weren’t joking. What’s more, they’re back—and they’re fighting the War on Terror. An uproarious exploration of American military paranoia: With investigations ranging from the mysterious “Goat Lab,” to Uri Geller’s covert psychic work with the CIA, to the increasingly bizarre role played by a succession of U.S. presidents, this might just be the funniest, most unsettling book you will ever read—if only because it is all true and is still happening today.


The Waco Siege by Jack Rosewood

The Waco Siege
  • Title : The Waco Siege
  • Author : Jack Rosewood
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781523233526
  • Pages : 104
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  • Language : English
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During fifty one days in early 1993 one of the most tragic events in American crime history unfolded on the plains outside Waco, Texas. An obscure and heavily armed religious sect called the Branch Davidians was barricaded inside their commune and outside were hundreds of law enforcement angry because the former had killed four ATF agents in a botched raid. Open the pages of this book and go on an engaging and captivating ride to examine one of the most important true crime stories in recent decades. Read the shocking true story of how a man the government considered a psychopath, but whose followers believed to be a prophet, led a breakaway sect of the Seventh Day Adventist Church into infamy. You will follow the meteoric rise of the Branch Davidians' charismatic leader, David Koresh, as he went from an awkward kid in remedial classes to one of the most infamous cult leaders in world history. But the story of the Waco Siege begins long before the events of 1993. At the core of the conflict between the Branch Davidians and the United States government were ideas and interpretations of religious freedom and gun ownership, which as will be revealed in the pages of this book, a considerable philosophical gulf existed between the two sides. David Koresh and the Branch Davidians carried on a long tradition in American and Texas history of religious dissent, but in 1993 that dissent turned tragically violent. You will find that beyond the standard media portrayals of the Waco Siege was an event comprised of complex human characters on both sides of the firing line and that perhaps the most tragic aspect of the event was that the extreme bloodshed could have been avoided. The pages of this book will make you angry, sad, and bewildered; but no matter the emotions evoke, you will be truly moved by the events of the Waco Siege.


The FBI and Religion by Sylvester A. Johnson,Steven Weitzman

The FBI and Religion
  • Title : The FBI and Religion
  • Author : Sylvester A. Johnson,Steven Weitzman
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520287274
  • Pages : 376
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  • Language : English
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"This book is the first to examine the fraught relationship between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a variety of religious groups that have developed in the United States in the century of the FBI's existence. Encompassing religious communities that run the gamut from established religious institutions to violent extremist groups, and covering a period that includes the World Wars, the Cold War, the Civil Rights movement, and 9/11, Truth Faith and Allegiance tackles questions of importance for understanding the history of American religion, the history of law enforcement, and the future of religious liberty"--Provided by publisher.


The Waco Siege by Charles River Editors

The Waco Siege
  • Title : The Waco Siege
  • Author : Charles River Editors
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • ISBN Code : 9781517085858
  • Pages : 44
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  • Language : English
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*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the standoff by federal agents and members of the Branch Davidians *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "If you are a Branch Davidian, Christ lives on a threadbare piece of land 10 miles east of here called Mount Carmel. He has dimples, claims a ninth-grade education, married his legal wife when she was 14, enjoys a beer now and then, plays a mean guitar, reportedly packs a 9mm Glock and keeps an arsenal of military assault rifles, and willingly admits that he is a sinner without equal." - The opening passage of "The Sinful Messiah," published in the Waco Tribune-Herald on February 27, 1993 In February 1993, President Bill Clinton had only been in office for a few weeks when one of the most important events of his presidency began to take shape. Ironically, it would involve a group that the vast majority of Americans had never heard of and knew absolutely nothing about. The Branch Davidians were an obscure religious sect located in Texas, but members of the group led by David Koresh in Waco, Texas stockpiled enough weaponry to catch the attention of the federal government. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ultimately decided to serve arrest and search warrants at the compound for the possession of illegal weapons, even though they fully expected it would require a raid that could potentially turn fatal. The ATF hoped to use the element of surprise when it commenced the raid on February 28, but the Branch Davidians were ready for them, which led to an intense firefight between the two sides that resulted in the deaths of 4 ATF agents and a number of Branch Davidians. With that, the FBI got involved, and federal agents settled in for a standoff that would last about 50 days, trying everything from negotiating to using sleep deprivation tactics to coerce the Branch Davidians into ending the confrontation. Finally, on April 19, government agents breached the compound's walls and tried to use gas to flush the Branch Davidians out peacefully, but a series of fires broke out and quickly spread, killing the vast majority of the occupants inside, including many young children. Naturally, controversy spread over how the siege ended; for example, while most believe the Branch Davidians intentionally started the fires as part of a mass suicide, others insist it was the fault of the ATF. Debate also raged over whether the government could have and should have made different decisions to defuse the situation. No matter which side people came down on, the violent confrontation embarrassed government officials, and Dick Morris, an advisor of Clinton's, even claimed that Attorney General Janet Reno only kept her job after Waco by threatening to pin the blame on the president: "[H]e went into a meeting with her, and he told me that she begged and pleaded, saying that . . . she didn't want to be fired because if she were fired it would look like he was firing her over Waco. And I knew that what that meant was that she would tell the truth about what happened in Waco. Now, to be fair, that's my supposition. I don't know what went on in Waco, but that was the cause. But I do know that she told him that if you fire me, I'm going to talk about Waco." In addition to influencing how the government approached potential future conflicts with other groups, Waco's most important legacy was that it enraged people who already had an anti-government bent. The most notable, of course, was Timothy McVeigh, who conducted what was at the time the deadliest terrorist attack in American history in Oklahoma City on the second anniversary of the final confrontation at Waco. The Waco Siege: The History of the Federal Government's Standoff with David Koresh and the Branch Davidians chronicles the controversial event and the influence it had.


The Ashes of Waco by Dick J. Reavis

The Ashes of Waco
  • Title : The Ashes of Waco
  • Author : Dick J. Reavis
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780815605027
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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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.


When They Were Mine by Sheila Martin

When They Were Mine
  • Title : When They Were Mine
  • Author : Sheila Martin
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 154
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  • Language : English
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When They Were Mine is the autobiography of Sheila Martin, a member of the Branch Davidian Church at the time of its apocalyptic encounter with the FBI in April, 1993. The assault resulted in a fire that killed 76 Branch Davidians, including 23 children. Sheila's husband and four oldest children died in the fire. Martin told the story of her life, both before and after the attack, to Catherine Wessinger, who then wrote this first-person narrative from the recordings of their sessions together. The result is a haunting account of one life, typical in its ups and downs, made atypical by a collision of faith with history. --Rebecca Moore, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, San Diego State University


Controversial New Religions by James R. Lewis,Jesper Aagaard Petersen

Controversial New Religions
  • Title : Controversial New Religions
  • Author : James R. Lewis,Jesper Aagaard Petersen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press (UK)
  • ISBN Code : 0199315310
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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In terms of public opinion, new religious movements are considered controversial for a variety of reasons ranging from how they speak, dress, and eat, to the way they think and their sense of community. Their social organization often runs counter to popular expectations by experimenting withcommunal living (or strict individualism), alternative leadership roles (or flat network structures), unusual economic dispositions, and new political and ethical values. As a result the general public views new religions with a mixture of curiosity, amusement, and anxiety, sustained by lavish mediaemphasis on oddness and tragedy rather than familiarity and lived experience. This updated and revised second edition of Controversial New Religions offers a scholarly, dispassionate look at those groups that have generated the most attention, including some very well-known classical groups like The Family, Unification Church, Scientology, and Jim Jones' People's Temple; somerelative newcomers such as the Kabbalah Centre, the Order of the Solar Temple, Branch Davidians, Heaven's Gate, and the Falun Gong; and some interesting cases like contemporary Satanism, the Raelians, Black nationalism, and various Pagan groups. Written by established scholars as well as youngerexperts in the field, each essay combines an overview of the history and beliefs of each organization or movement with original and insightful analysis. By presenting decades of scholarly work on new religious movements in an accessible form, this book will be an invaluable resource for all thosewho seek a view of new religions that is deeper than what can be found in sensationalistic media stories.


Teasing Secrets from the Dead by Emily A. Craig

Teasing Secrets from the Dead
  • Title : Teasing Secrets from the Dead
  • Author : Emily A. Craig
  • Publisher : Crown
  • ISBN Code : 1400049229
  • Pages : 284
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  • Language : English
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A forensic anthropologist journeys to infamous crime scenes to describe her work on such cases as the Oklahoma City bombing, the World Trade Center disaster, and the Branch Davidian complex at Waco, Texas.


The Branch Davidians of Waco:The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect by Kenneth G. C. Newport

The Branch Davidians of Waco:The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect
  • Title : The Branch Davidians of Waco:The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect
  • Author : Kenneth G. C. Newport
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0199245746
  • Pages : 396
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  • Language : English
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What were the beliefs of the Branch Davidians? This is the first full scholarly account of their history. Kenneth G. C. Newport argues that, far from being an act of unfathomable religious insanity, the calamitous fire at Waco in 1993 was the culmination of a long theological and historical tradition that goes back many decades. The Branch Davidians under David Koresh were an eschatologically confident community that had long expected that the American government, whom theyidentified as the Lamb-like Beast of the book of Revelation, would one day arrive to seek to destroy God's remnant people. The end result, the fire, must be seen in this context.


Into the Devil's Den by Dave Hall,Tym Burkey,Katherine M. Ramsland

Into the Devil's Den
  • Title : Into the Devil's Den
  • Author : Dave Hall,Tym Burkey,Katherine M. Ramsland
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 9780345496942
  • Pages : 299
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  • Language : English
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A chilling memoir by an FBI informant and the FBI special agent who sent him in describes how Dave Hall, a huge, tattooed, former biker, infiltrated the Aryan Nations, considered America's most dangerous white supremacist group, the effects of his assignment on his life, and his partnership with Burkey. 50,000 first printing.


Searching for God at Ground Zero by James Martin (S.J.)

Searching for God at Ground Zero
  • Title : Searching for God at Ground Zero
  • Author : James Martin (S.J.)
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN Code : 9781580511261
  • Pages : 102
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  • Language : English
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A Jesuit priest recounts his experiences working among firefighters, rescue workers, and police officers at Ground Zero during the weeks following September 11, 2001 and tells of the hope, grace, and charity he found in those who suffered and in those who worked to console.


Pre-Incident Indicators of Terrorist Incidents by Brent L. Smith

Pre-Incident Indicators of Terrorist Incidents
  • Title : Pre-Incident Indicators of Terrorist Incidents
  • Author : Brent L. Smith
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1437930611
  • Pages : 539
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  • Language : English
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This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Explores whether sufficient data exists to examine the temporal and spatial relationships that existed in terrorist group planning, and if so, could patterns of preparatory conduct be identified? About one-half of the terrorists resided, planned, and prepared for terrorism relatively close to their eventual target. The terrorist groups existed for 1,205 days from the first planning meeting to the date of the actual/planned terrorist incident. The planning process for specific acts began 2-3 months prior to the terrorist incident. This study examined selected terrorist groups/incidents in the U.S. from 1980-2002. It provides for the potential to identify patterns of conduct that might lead to intervention prior to the commission of the actual terrorist incidents. Illustrations.


Pictures at 11 by Norman Spinrad

Pictures at 11
  • Title : Pictures at 11
  • Author : Norman Spinrad
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 0575117303
  • Pages : 464
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  • Language : English
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It's just another sleazy, smoggy day at KLAX: But today is anything but normal. Green Army Commandos is what they call themselves. They're violent ecoterrorists, they're armed to the teeth, and they haven't just taken over the station - they're hijacking the news itself. The Bad News Is they've wired themselves and the station with enough high explosives to blow a significant hole in the planet they're trying to save - and they're ready to do it unless their entirely impossible demands are met. The Good News Is the KLAX Action News Team has an exclusive on the most explosive story of the decade - their own kidnapping - and the ratings are going through the roof.


Amazing Animals by Michael H. Robinson

Amazing Animals
  • Title : Amazing Animals
  • Author : Michael H. Robinson
  • Publisher : Worldwide Media Services
  • ISBN Code : 9780887056932
  • Pages : 144
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  • Language : English
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Find out about the world's most amazing animals.


Children and the Dark Side of Human Experience by James Garbarino

Children and the Dark Side of Human Experience
  • Title : Children and the Dark Side of Human Experience
  • Author : James Garbarino
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9780387756264
  • Pages : 158
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  • Language : English
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Synthesizing insights from psychology and philosophy with his own wide-ranging experiences around the world, Dr. James Garbarino takes readers on a personalized journey into the dark side of human experience as it is lived by children. In these highly readable pages, he intertwines a discussion of children’s material and spiritual needs with a detailed examination of the clinical knowledge and experiential wisdom required to understand and meet complex developmental needs. Fusing anecdotal observations, empirical evidence, and an ecological perspective, this book is for anyone who takes an interest in the well-being and future of the world’s children.


Zealot by Jo Thornely

Zealot
  • Title : Zealot
  • Author : Jo Thornely
  • Publisher : Hachette Australia
  • ISBN Code : 9780733640506
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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'a smart, daring and refreshing book' - Weekend Australian 'deliciously sinister' - Herald Sun Why would anyone join a cult? Maybe they're unhappy with their current religion, or they want to change the world, or they're disappointed with their lives and want to find something bigger or holier that makes sense of this confusing, chaotic and dangerous world. Or maybe they just want to give themselves the best possible chance of having sex with aliens. Whatever the reason, once people are in, it's usually very difficult for them to leave. Cults have ways of making their followers do loopy, dangerous stuff to prove their loyalty, and in return they get a chance to feel secure within the cult's embrace, with an added bonus of being utterly terrified of the outside world. From the tragic JONESTOWN Kool-Aid drinkers to the Australian cult THE FAMILY to the fiery Waco climax of THE BRANCH DAVIDIANS, this book is a wide-sweeping look at cults around the world, from the host of the popular podcast ZEALOT. 'a piss-taker of rare boldness' - Weekend Australian


Millennium Rage by P. Lamy

Millennium Rage
  • Title : Millennium Rage
  • Author : P. Lamy
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1489960767
  • Pages : 295
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  • Language : English
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. When a leading presidential candidate feels comfortable proclaiming he'll destroy "the New World Order"--A code word for the supposed minority-led, worldwide conspiracy - it cannot be a moment too soon to learn the truth about the covert symbols, spreading zealotry, and deadly machinations of the armies of millennium rage.


Religion and Men's Violence Against Women by Andy J. Johnson

Religion and Men's Violence Against Women
  • Title : Religion and Men's Violence Against Women
  • Author : Andy J. Johnson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1493922661
  • Pages : 474
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  • Language : English
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This reference offers the nuanced understanding and practical guidance needed to address domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in diverse religious communities. Introductory chapters sort through the complexities, from abusers' distorting of sacred texts to justifying their actions to survivors' conflicting feelings toward their faith. The core of the book surveys findings on gender violence across Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Eastern, and Indigenous traditions--both attitudes that promote abuse and spiritual resources that can be used to promote healing. Best practices are included for appropriate treatment of survivors, their children, and abusers; and for partnering with communities and clergy toward stemming violence against women. Among the topics featured: Ecclesiastical policies vs. lived social relationships: gender parity, attitudes, and ethics. Women’s spiritual struggles and resources to cope with intimate partner aggression. Christian stereotypes and violence against North America’s native women. Addressing intimate partner violence in rural church communities. Collaboration between community service agencies and faith-based institutions. Providing hope in faith communities: creating a domestic violence policy for families. Religion and Men's Violence against Women will gain a wide audience among psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and other mental health professionals who treat religious clients or specialize in treating survivors and perpetrators of domestic and intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual assault, rape, or human trafficking.


Snapping by Flo Conway,Jim Siegelman

Snapping
  • Title : Snapping
  • Author : Flo Conway,Jim Siegelman
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 254
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  • Language : English
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A new theory of personality based on research in the communications sciences underlies an explanation of the nature, causes, incidence, and treatment of sudden personality changes which may result in violently destructive behavior


This Isn't The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You by Jon McGregor

This Isn't The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You
  • Title : This Isn't The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You
  • Author : Jon McGregor
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1408809265
  • Pages : 262
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  • Language : English
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A man builds a tree house by a river, in anticipation of the coming flood. A sugar-beet crashes through a young woman's windscreen. A boy sets fire to a barn. A pair of itinerant labourers sit by a lake, talking about shovels and sex, while fighter-planes fly low overhead and prepare for war. These aren't the sort of things you imagine happening to someone like you. But sometimes they do. Set in the flat and threatened fenland landscape, where the sky is dominant and the sea lurks just beyond the horizon, these delicate, dangerous, and sometimes deeply funny stories tell of things buried and unearthed, of familiar places made strange, and of lives where much is hidden, much is at risk, and tender moments are hard-won.


Never Surrender by General Jerry Boykin

Never Surrender
  • Title : Never Surrender
  • Author : General Jerry Boykin
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 0446537586
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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In 1978, Jerry Boykin joined what would become the world's premier Special Operations unit, Delta Force. The only promise: "A medal and a body bag." What followed was a .50 caliber round in the chest and a life spent with America's elite forces bringing down warlords and war criminals, despots, and dictators. In Colombia, his task force hunted the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar. In Panama, he helped capture the brutal dictator Manuel Noriega, liberating a nation. From Vietnam to Iran to Mogadishu, Lt. General Jerry Boykin's life reads like an action-adventure novel. Boykin's powerful story will keep you riveted as he reveals how his military duty worked in tandem with his faith to bring him through the bloody storms of foreign battle-and through the political firestorm that ambushed him in his own country.


Theory of Women in Religions by Catherine Wessinger

Theory of Women in Religions
  • Title : Theory of Women in Religions
  • Author : Catherine Wessinger
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1479809462
  • Pages : 232
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An introduction to the study of women in diverse religious cultures While women have made gains in equality over the past two centuries, equality for women in many religious traditions remains contested throughout the world. In the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints women are not ordained as priests. In areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan under Taliban occupation girls and women students and their teachers risk their lives to go to school. And in Sri Lanka, fully ordained Buddhist nuns are denied the government identity cards that recognize them as citizens. Is it possible to create families, societies, and religions in which women and men are equal? And if so, what are the factors that promote equality? Theory of Women in Religions offers an economic model to shed light on the forces that have impacted the respective statuses of women and men from the earliest developmental stages of society through the present day. Catherine Wessinger integrates data and theories from anthropology, archaeology, sociology, history, gender studies, and psychology into a concise history of religions introduction to the complex relationships between gender and religion. She argues that socio-economic factors that support specific gender roles, in conjunction with religious norms and ideals, have created a gendered division of labor that both directly and indirectly reinforces gender inequality. Yet she also highlights how as the socio-economic situation is changing religion is being utilized to support the transition toward women’s equality, noting the ways in which many religious representations of gender change over time.


Nazism and Neo-Nazism in Film and Media by Jason Lee

Nazism and Neo-Nazism in Film and Media
  • Title : Nazism and Neo-Nazism in Film and Media
  • Author : Jason Lee
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789089649362
  • Pages : 263
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This timely book takes an original transnational approach to the theme of Nazism and neo-Nazism in film, media, and popular culture, with examples drawn from mainland Europe, the UK, North and Latin America, Asia, and beyond. This approach fits with the established dominance of global multimedia formats, and will be useful for students, scholars, and researchers in all forms of film and media. Along with the essential need to examine current trends in Nazism and neo-Nazism in contemporary media globally, what makes this book even more necessary is that it engages with debates that go to the very heart of our understanding of knowledge: history, memory, meaning, and truth.


Amity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley

Amity & Sorrow
  • Title : Amity & Sorrow
  • Author : Peggy Riley
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 0755394399
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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AMITY & SORROW is a story about God, sex, and farming. It's THE LOVELY BONES meets WITNESS: an unforgettable journey into the horrors a true believer can inflict upon his family, and what it is like to live when the end of the world doesn't come. In the wake of a suspicious fire, Amaranth gathers her children and flees from the cult where her children were born and raised. Now she is on the run with no one but her barely-teenage daughters, Amity and Sorrow, neither of whom have ever seen the outside world, to help her. After four days of driving without sleep, Amaranth crashes the car, leaving the family stranded at a gas station, unsure of what to do next. Rescue comes in the unlikely form of a downtrodden farmer, a man who offers sanctuary when the women need it most. AMITY & SORROW is the story of these remarkable women, their lives before the night they fled, and their heartbreaking, hopeful future. Over the course of a season Amaranth will test the limits of her faith, and her daughters will test the limits of her patience. While Amity blossoms in this new world, free from her father's forbidding rules and ecstatic worship, Sorrow will move heaven and earth trying to get back home... And, meanwhile, the outside world hasn't forgotten about the fire on the compound.


Careless Whispers by Carlton Stowers

Careless Whispers
  • Title : Careless Whispers
  • Author : Carlton Stowers
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9785551718178
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The true story of a determined lawman's attempt to track down the vicious murderer of three teenagers in Waco, Texas. 32 black-and-white photographs.


Cold Zero by Christopher Whitcomb

Cold Zero
  • Title : Cold Zero
  • Author : Christopher Whitcomb
  • Publisher : Thorndike Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780446799652
  • Pages : 263
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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For the first time a member of the F.B.I.Us elite Hostage Rescue Team--its most highly trained and specialized squadron that handles large-scale emergencies in the U.S.--reveals his experiences, describing in breathtaking detail the brutal training, the weapons and tactics, and the dramatic showdowns that marked many of his missions, including Ruby Ridge and Waco.


Encyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers by Lee Server

Encyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers
  • Title : Encyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers
  • Author : Lee Server
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1438109121
  • Pages : 321
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Provides an introduction to American pulp fiction during the twentieth century with brief author biographies and lists of their works.


Behold a Pale Horse by William Cooper

Behold a Pale Horse
  • Title : Behold a Pale Horse
  • Author : William Cooper
  • Publisher : Light Technology Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780929385228
  • Pages : 500
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A former member of the U.S. Naval Intelligence briefing team reveals information that the government has kept secret since the 1940s, on topics ranging from UFOs and the assassination of JFK to the war on drugs


Crimes Committed by Terrorist Groups by Mark S. Hamm

Crimes Committed by Terrorist Groups
  • Title : Crimes Committed by Terrorist Groups
  • Author : Mark S. Hamm
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1437929591
  • Pages : 245
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Examines terrorists¿ involvement in a variety of crimes ranging from motor vehicle violations, immigration fraud, and mfg. illegal firearms to counterfeiting, armed bank robbery, and smuggling weapons of mass destruction. There are 3 parts: (1) Compares the criminality of internat. jihad groups with domestic right-wing groups. (2) Six case studies of crimes includes trial transcripts, official reports, previous scholarship, and interviews with law enforce. officials and former terrorists are used to explore skills that made crimes possible; or events and lack of skill that the prevented crimes. Includes brief bio. of the terrorists along with descriptions of their org., strategies, and plots. (3) Analysis of the themes in closing arguments of the transcripts in Part 2. Illus.


Hateland by Daryl Johnson

Hateland
  • Title : Hateland
  • Author : Daryl Johnson
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • ISBN Code : 1633885178
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A former Department of Homeland Security analyst takes a long view on the domestic terrorism threat from radicalized individuals and hate groups of various ideologies. America is a land in which extremism no longer belongs to the country's shadowy fringes, but comfortably exists in the national mainstream. That is the alarming conclusion by intelligence analyst Daryl Johnson, an expert on domestic extremism with more than twenty-five years of experience tracking radicalized groups for the US government. In this book, Johnson dissects the rapidly expanding forms of American hatred and radicalization, including white nationalists, antigovernment militias, antifascists (Antifa), militant black nationalists, and extremist Islamic groups. The author develops a concise model that explains how extremists on both the far right and the far left use the same techniques to recruit and to radicalize individuals, turning them into violent offenders. He also examines the political forces that fuel this threat and have kept the US government from properly identifying and developing countermeasures to deal with it, including a disproportional emphasis on Islamic terrorism. Johnson concludes by recounting individual stories of deradicalization, each of which was the result of personal reevaluations of formerly held extremist convictions. He recommends more resources at the state and federal levels for combatting radical movements and urges greater communication and coordination between law enforcement agencies. This in-depth analysis of a growing menace that has taken America hostage throws a stark light on the darkest segments of American society and provides practical means for dealing with their violent threats.


Handbook on Teaching Social Issues by Ronald W. Evans,David Warren Saxe

Handbook on Teaching Social Issues
  • Title : Handbook on Teaching Social Issues
  • Author : Ronald W. Evans,David Warren Saxe
  • Publisher : IAP
  • ISBN Code : 1607528754
  • Pages : 406
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This handbook explores the issues-centered curriculum for social studies teaching and how student performance reflects an intellectual capacity to address public issues. The book is divided into 11 parts with essays to address specific aspects of the approach. The foreword, written by Shirley Engle, establishes a context for issues-based curriculum. Essays include: "Defining Issues-Centered Education" (Ronald W. Evans; Fred M. Newmann; David Warren Saxe); "Building a Rationale for Issues-Centered Education" (Anna S. Ochoa-Becker); "The Engle-Ochoa Decision Making Model for Citizenship Education" (Rodney F. Allen); "Using Issues in the Teaching of American History" (David Warren Saxe); "World History and Issues-Centered Instruction" (Richard E. Gross); "Issues-Centered Approaches to Teaching Geography Courses" (A. David Hill; Salvatore J. Natoli); "Issues-Centered Global Education" (Merry M. Merryfield; Connie S. White); "An Approach to Issues-Oriented Economic Education" (Beverly J. Armento; Francis W. Rushing; Wayne A. Cook); "Teaching Issues-Centered Anthropology, Sociology, and Psychology" (Jerry A. Ligon; George W. Chilcoat); "Issue-Centered Curricula and Instruction at the Middle Level" (Samuel Totten; Jon Pedersen); "An Issues-Centered Curriculum for High School Social Studies" (Ronald W. Evans; Jerry Brodkey); "Assessing Student Learning of an Issue-Oriented Curriculum" (Walter C. Parker); "International Social Studies: Alternative Futures" (James L. Barth); "International Relations/Foreign Policy Teaching Resources" (Mary E. Soley); "Domestic Economic Policy" (Ronald A. Banaszak); "Teaching about International Human Rights" (Nancy Flowers); and "Children's Rights" (Beverly C.Edmonds). An afterword is provided by James Shaver. (EH)


A Complicated Man by Michael Takiff

A Complicated Man
  • Title : A Complicated Man
  • Author : Michael Takiff
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780300177688
  • Pages : 496
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Offers the first complete oral history of Bill Clinton's life via more than one hundred interviews with key figures, covering his life from his humble upbringing to his landmark achievements as president.


The Unknown Darkness by Gregg O. McCrary

The Unknown Darkness
  • Title : The Unknown Darkness
  • Author : Gregg O. McCrary
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0060509589
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In basement offices three stories below the ground at the FBI's Academy in Quantico, Virginia, former Supervisory Agent Gregg McCrary was among the first generation of the most elite force for criminal investigation in the world. In The Unknown Darkness, McCrary takes the reader behind the crime scene to examine in raw first–person close–up the lethal competition between America's most dangerous predators and the dedicated souls who pledge to put them away. McCrary's 25 years in the Bureau have yielded over 1000 cases to draw upon. The 10 he describes in the book reveal the strengths and pitfalls of modern criminal investigation. McCrary is not afraid to answer the questions most often skirted by the others: what happens at the crime scene, what kind of person does it take to grapple with the serial killers among us, and exactly how do we disarm the enemy?