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The Oklahoma City Bombing

The Oklahoma City Bombing

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by Chelsea House Publications, Hal Marcovitz

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Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
Great Disasters, Reforms and Ramifications Series
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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Oklahoma City Bombing 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
air-bear More than 1 year ago
This book is an accurate portrayal of the bombing in Oklahoma City of the Murrah Building, a government facility. It describes the actions of the people and the affects the bombing had on each of their lives. 168 people were killed in this explosion. The book also gives a detailed biography of Timothy McVeigh, the mastermind behind this massacre. It tells of his love for guns, and anger towards the US government for the laws banning them. Events like the attempted murder of President Reagan, many gun laws were put into effect. McVeigh obtained many guns in gun shows, and he also joined the US Army for a short period in his life, which also got him closer to guns. One of his friends in the military grew up on a farm, and showed McVeigh how to create a bomb out of farm supplies, and the particular bomb used weighed over 7,000 lbs. McVeigh’s life is accurately portrayed, at least the love of guns part. His uncle got him into guns when he was a boy, and has loved them all his life. It tells of certain events that caused him to hate the government for imposing such laws to ban guns. The attempted assassination of the president is one, as well as a religious institution being burned down because they refused to give up their guns. Timothy McVeigh was caught driving away from the scene in a car without a license plate, and convicted because the van that they left the bomb in was found to be rented out to him. This book couldn't be more detailed in portraying the killers background, and how the bombing in Oklahoma City changed the lives of so many people. I highly recommend it if you want to learn about gun laws or the bombing. I don't think it is suitable for under the ages of 10, however it was very good.