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Unabomber : the secret life of Ted Kaczynski
Waits, Chris.
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Publication Information:
[Helena, MT] : Helena Independent Record : Montana Magazine, [1999]

Physical Description:
285 pages, 17 unnumbered pages of plates (1 folded) : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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"His 25 years in Montana"--Cover.
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HV6248.K235 W35 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Lincoln, Montana, resident Waits recalls the 25 years when his "friend" Ted lived nearby. Uniquely personal view of the Unabomber.

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Library Journal Review

When Ted Kaczynski was identified as the Unabomber, no one was more surprised than his neighbor, Waits. It was only as he followed the FBI agents in their search for evidence that he realized that the gentle hermit who had lived near him for 25 years was guilty of such violent acts. Waits and journalist Shors recount the day-to-day events as Kaczynskis caches were discovered in the wilderness around Lincoln, MT. Some 22,000 pages of Kaczynskis journal, found in his cabin, explained that his motive was revenge. He loved the countryside around him, and he despised the technology he thought was ruining it. His homemade bombs were his means of striking back. Waits regrets that Kaczynskis plea bargaining eliminated the necessity for a trial, for the mysteries of Kaczynskis personality will now never be fully explored. This easy-to-read book contains fabulous color photographs of the Montana wilderness and a fold-out time line. Suitable for public libraries.Frances O. Sandiford, Green Haven Correctional Facility Lib., Stormville, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

The Discoveryp. 12
Welcome to Florence Gulchp. 28
Lincoln, Ted's Havenp. 59
Changes in McClellan Gulchp. 69
The Lincoln Mysteriesp. 77
The Arrestp. 110
The Investigation Beginsp. 119
Tug of Warp. 125
The Secret Cabin and the FBIp. 134
Secrets Revealedp. 152
Ted's Bed and Breakfastp. 164
Caught in His Own Trapp. 178
Interviews and Trial Strategiesp. 213
The "Queer" Scalep. 228
A Closer Lookp. 264