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Title:
American terrorist : Timothy McVeigh & the Oklahoma City bombing
Author:
Michel, Lou, 1955-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Regan Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xxi, 426 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780060394073
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

At 9:02 A.M. on April 19, 1995, in the largest terrorist act ever perpetrated on American soil, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City was destroyed by the explosion of a homemade truck bomb. One hundred and sixty-eight people -- including nineteen children -- were killed by the blast, and more than five hundred others were injured. Timothy J. McVeigh, an antigovernment activist, was tried and convicted of the bombing. But to Americans everywhere, the story has remained a mystery, held hostage by McVeigh's refusal to explain or even discuss the event and his involvement.

With this book, that mystery is solved.

"American Terrorist will change, unmistakably and permanently, our understanding of the crime. Journalists Lou Michel and Dan Herbeck have been researching the Oklahoma City bombing -- and the Iife of Tim McVeigh -- since the week the tragedy occurred. They have interviewed more than one hundred and fifty people from every stage of McVeigh's life, from his childhood friends to the psychiatrist hired by the defense team to examine him before his trial. They have garnered the cooperation of McVeigh's father, mother, and sister Jennifer, and gained exclusive access to previously unpublished family photographs and personal effects. And, in April 1999, Michel and Herbeck secured an extraordinary coup: in more than seventy-five hours of interviews, they persuaded Timothy McVeigh to give the first complete, candid, no-hold


Author Notes

Lou Michel and Dan Herbeck are staff reporters for the Buffalo News. Michel is the recipient of several Associated Press awards for his writing on topics including the Oklahoma City bombing. Herbeck has won national and statewide awards for his stories on fraud, government corruption, and the New York State prison system. They live in western New York with their families


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Dawnp. 1
Part I Growing Up
1 The Boy Next Doorp. 7
2 Real Worldp. 36
3 "A Hundred Tim McVeighs"p. 49
4 War Herop. 81
Part II Adrift
5 Nothingnessp. 95
6 Kindred Spiritsp. 117
7 "Won't Be Back Forever"p. 159
8 Ready to Killp. 205
Part III Bomber
9 Ground Zerop. 223
10 Body Countp. 233
11 "Timmy's All Over CNN"p. 247
12 Indictedp. 281
Part IV Infamy
13 "Oh, My God, He Did It"p. 307
14 Murderers' Rowp. 355
Duskp. 384
Appendix Ap. 389
Appendix Bp. 398
Source Notesp. 403
Indexp. 417

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