Malise Ruthven, 9 September 1993
Show More Fire and Blood: The True Story of David Koresh and the Waco Siege by David Leppard.
Fourth Estate, 182 pp., £5.99, June 1993, 1 85702 166 5Show More
Preacher of Death: The Shocking Inside Story of David Koresh and the Waco Siege by Martin King and Marc Breault.
Signet, 375 pp., £4.99, May 1993, 0 451 18000 3Show More
“... Eighty-six people died in the Waco siege in April, including the ‘prophet’ David Koresh and 17 children fathered by him. David Leppard, a crime reporter with the Sunday Times Insight team who covered the Waco story, describes well and knowledgeably the appalling build-up of weapons in the compound of the Branch Davidians’ ranch and the information and assumptions that led the two law enforcement agencies involved – the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the FBI – to make a series of disastrous errors ...”