Ruby Ridge: The Truth and Tragedy of the Randy Weaver Family

Ruby Ridge: The Truth and Tragedy of the Randy Weaver Family

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by Jess Walter
     
 

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On the last hot day of summer in 1992, gunfire cracked over a rocky knob in northern Idaho, just south of the Canadian border. By the next day three people were dead, and a small war was joined, pitting the full might of federal law enforcement against one well-armed family. Drawing on extensive interviews with Randy Weaver's family, government insiders, and

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On the last hot day of summer in 1992, gunfire cracked over a rocky knob in northern Idaho, just south of the Canadian border. By the next day three people were dead, and a small war was joined, pitting the full might of federal law enforcement against one well-armed family. Drawing on extensive interviews with Randy Weaver's family, government insiders, and others, Jess Walter traces the paths that led the Weavers to their confrontation with federal agents and led the government to treat a family like a gang of criminals.

This is the story of what happened on Ruby Ridge: the tragic and unlikely series of events that destroyed a family, brought down the number-two man in the FBI, and left in its wake a nation increasingly attuned to the dangers of unchecked federal power.

Editorial Reviews

Dennis Prager
“A brilliant, cautionary tale of the dangers of conspiracy thinking—by people and by governments.”
People Magazine
"A meticulously researched account of the Ruby Ridge incident."
Washington Times
“The most comprehensive, even-handed and best written account of Ruby Ridge currently in print.”
New York Times Book Review
“A stunning job of reporting.”
Salt Lake City Tribune
"Jess Walter's careful chronicle of what happened in and around that cabin in...northern Idaho...is remarkably complete."
The Portland Oregonian
"Tightly reported...an even-handed...excellent, minute-by-minute account."
People magazine
"A meticulously researched account of the Ruby Ridge incident."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061959851
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/26/2012
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
639,693
File size:
5 MB

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Dennis Prager
“A brilliant, cautionary tale of the dangers of conspiracy thinking—by people and by governments.”

Meet the Author

Jess Walter is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers Beautiful Ruins and The Financial Lives of the Poets, the National Book Award finalist The Zero, and Citizen Vince, the winner of the Edgar Award for best novel. His short fiction has appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, and Playboy, as well as The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He lives in his hometown of Spokane, Washington.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Spokane, Washington
Date of Birth:
July 20, 1965
Place of Birth:
Spokane, Washington
Education:
B.A., Eastern Washington University, 1987
Website:
http://www.jesswalter.com

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Ruby Ridge: The Truth and Tragedy of the Randy Weaver Family 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every American should read this well written and important book! It is riveting. Hard to imagine this really happened. I highly recommend this book.
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??? attacks rubystar then leaves into the shadow.
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Move camp.
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Fabulous