On Sale: January 2, 2018
Featuring: David Koresh; David Thibodeau
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As a tie-in to the upcoming Paramount Network miniseries
starring Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch, and Melissa Benoist
(starting in January 2018) and commemorating the 25th
anniversary of the siege at Waco, TX, comes the critically
acclaimed WACO by Branch Davidian survivor, David Thibodeau.
The book and miniseries have recently been featured in a
20/20 two-hour documentary special, Variety
Magazine, interviews on NPR, and stories in
Entertainment Weekly, TIME, Deadline, and the
For the first time ever, a survivor of the Waco massacre
tells the inside story of Branch Davidians, David Koresh,
and what really happened at the religious compound in Texas.
When he first met the man who called himself David Koresh,
David Thibodeau was drumming for a rock band that was going
nowhere fast. Intrigued and frustrated with a stalled music
career, Thibodeau gradually became a follower and moved to
the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. He remained
there until April 19, 1993, when the compound was stormed
and burnt to the ground after a 51-day standoff.
In this book, Thibodeau explores why so many people came to
believe that Koresh was divinely inspired. We meet the men,
women, and children of Mt. Carmel. We get inside the
day-to-day life of the community. Thibodeau is brutally
honest about himself, Koresh, and the other members, and the
result is a revelatory look at life inside a cult.
But Waco is just as brutally honest when it comes to
dissecting the actions of the United States government.
Thibodeau marshals an array of evidence, some of it never
previously revealed, and proves conclusively that it was our
own government that caused the Waco tragedy, including the
fires. The result is a memoir that reads like a thriller,
with each page taking us closer to the eventual inferno.
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