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

Paperback | February 19, 2002

byJess 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 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.

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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, ...

Jess Walter is the author of The Zero (a National Book Award finalist), Land of the Blind, Over Tumbled Graves (a New York Times Notable Book), and Ruby Ridge: The Truth and Tragedy of the Randy Weaver Family. He lives with his family in Spokane, Washington.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:February 19, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006000794X

ISBN - 13:9780060007942

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"A meticulously researched account of the Ruby Ridge incident."