On the morning of April 19, 1995, a bomb exploded in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. Soon, the truth emerged: the bomb was the work of the twisted mind of Timothy McVeigh, who had vowed to get even with the government for the federal raid two years before at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. McVeigh had been a normal, unremarkable teen with an affinity for guns, and a decorated Persian Gulf War veteran. Personal setbacks, unconventional politics, and current events made an unlikely combination that ignited this loner into a dangerous powder keg. Caught in the blast were not only the bombing victims, but their families, the survivors, Oklahoma City, and the peace of a whole nation. At the time, the Murrah tragedy was the worst case of terrorism on American soil. Sadly, Americans would soon learn that political violence is a problem of international dimensions, and that police, lawmakers, and citizens must endeavour to stamp out terrorism while still preserving an individual's freedoms.
Table of Contents
|1||Difficult Days Ahead||11|
|2||A Mass Casualty Incident||21|
|3||Billy the Kid||37|
|6||"Something Big is Going to Happen"||73|
|7||"Our Grief Has Turned to Anger"||85|
|8||Captain of His Soul||95|