Waco: David Koresh, the Branch Davidians, and a Legacy of Rage

By Jeff Guinn

Best-selling author and former investigative reporter Jeff Guinn has written the definitive account of the disastrous siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, revealing the real story behind why it went so wrong, drawing on never-before-seen documents, photographs and interviews.

For the first time in 30 years, more than a dozen former ATF agents who participated in the initial raid on February 28, 1993, speak on the record about poor decisions of their commanders that led to the deadly confrontation.

Revelations include why FBI used CS gas, how mistakes were tried to be covered up, how Koresh plagiarized his prophecies, and direct links between the Branch Davidian tragedy and the modern militia movement in America.

Guinn sheds new light on a story we thought we already knew.

384 pages, hardcover. Includes index, photographs and extensive notes.