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Homegrown : Timothy McVeigh and the rise of right-wing extremism / Jeffrey Toobin.

Toobin, Jeffrey, (author.).

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3 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 976.638 TOO (Text) 33500013793633 New Checked out 06/20/2023
LARL Cataloging LARL115209 (Text) LARL115209 New On order -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781668013571
  • ISBN: 1668013576
  • Physical Description: x, 418 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Shuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-398) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: 1776 -- The blueprint -- Kindred spirits -- Mr. Spotless -- The ties fray -- "They're killing feds. They must be doing something right." -- "The first blood of war... WACO" -- Hillary Clinton's face -- Assembling the ingredients -- The desert rat -- The final days -- The blood of patriots and tyrants -- The Oklahoma standard -- So is mine -- The vise closes -- "Fighting this all my life" -- Merrick Garland's case -- The case against clutter -- "This ... is CNN" -- The biggest "get" -- The Fortiers flip -- Tigar, burning bright -- The necessity defense -- Matsch and the victims -- The defense implodes -- The government makes its case -- The case for the jury -- Unconquerable -- Epilogue: McVeigh's legacy.
Summary, etc.:
"Timothy McVeigh wanted to start a movement. After the Oklahoma City bombing, the Gulf War veteran expressed no regrets. Jeffrey Toobin details how McVeigh's principles and tactics have flourished in the decades since his death in 2001, reaching an apotheosis on January 6 when hundreds of rioters stormed the Capitol. Based on nearly a million previously unreleased tapes, photographs, and documents, including detailed communications between McVeigh and his lawyers, as well as interviews with such key figures as Bill Clinton, Toobin reveals how the story of Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City bombing is not only a powerful retelling of one of the great outrages of our time, but a warning for our future"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 March #2
    The propensity for violence among right-wing extremists in the U.S. did not originate at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. It has roots much deeper than April 19, 1995, the grim day when Timothy McVeigh exploded a truck bomb in front of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and killed 168 people and injured many more. Toobin (American Heiress, 2016) delineates the connections between the two events. McVeigh was radicalized by many of the same ideas that radicalize extremists today through different mediums, magazines and talk radio then, social media and podcasts now. Toobin presents a comprehensive biography of McVeigh that covers his troubled childhood, military service, obsession with firearms, and the crime spree undertaken with Terry Nichols that led up to the bombing. Toobin also comprehensively examines the trials of the two men and McVeigh's execution and subsequent "martyrdom." Toobin gathered insider facts from a trove of documents donated by the defense lawyers to weave together this hard-hitting narrative. Given the continued threats of violence and other actions against officials and democracy itself, Homegrown is a must read. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jeffrey Toobin is the New York Times bestselling author of American Heiress, The Oath, The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, Too Close to Call, A Vast Conspiracy, The Run of His Life: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, and Opening Arguments. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, he lives with his family in New York.

Subject: McVeigh, Timothy > Influence.
Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1995.
White supremacy movements > United States > History.
Right-wing extremists > United States > History.
Genre: Biographies.

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