Ambush at Ruby Ridge : How Government Agents Set Randy


10 thoughts on “Ambush at Ruby Ridge : How Government Agents Set Randy Weaver Up and Took His Family Down

  1. Vagabond of Letters, DLitt Vagabond of Letters, DLitt says:

    1 2 1 for complete lack of footnoting or endnoting A bibliography is included but not linked to individual statements or assertions.


  2. Andrew Andrew says:

    Written before all of the dust had settled with the Ruby Ridge incident, Bock s book is immediate and passionate What our criminal law enforcement did to that poor family is unforgivable Bock and his publisher should have issued a second edition with the civil suit updates But as it stands, it is a good account of Ruby Ridge Should be supplemented with some Wikipedia reading to see what happened afterwards.


  3. Robert Robert says:

    Revealing and disturbing Seemingly a balanced presentation of an event that should have brought down a justice department, but didn t.An example of the priority that government agencies place upon their funding.


  4. Cherye Elliott Cherye Elliott says:

    AmbushGreat book So frustrating to read What was the government s problem They kill a man s wife and son because he missed a court date Janet Reno was a real piece of work What is so wrong with food storage Mormons have been doing it for a long time I wish I had this much food stored and they were on a tiny budget 60 five gallon cans of red wheat, a large galvanized bin of dried peas, 800 tins of dried food, 10 five gallon buckets of salt, 150 gallons of honey, 500 pounds of flour, and 1, AmbushGreat book So frustrating to read What was the government s problem They kill a man s wife and son because he missed a court date Janet Reno was a real piece of work What is so wrong with food storage Mormons have been doing it for a long time I wish I had this much food stored and they were on a tiny budget 60 five gallon cans of red wheat, a large galvanized bin of dried peas, 800 tins of dried food, 10 five gallon buckets of salt, 150 gallons of honey, 500 pounds of flour, and 1,200 tins of canned food.Enjoy the read


  5. Ashley Ashley says:

    I became interested in what happened at Ruby Ridge, Waco, and OKC very recently after watching some Netflix docs This book was extremely thorough, and while I can t say I agree with everything in it, I enjoyed reading it It was captivating and convincing Totally worth the read.


  6. Adam Goff Adam Goff says:

    It was an interesting story and told of the abuse of power by the US government against a man and his family I felt it was a little biased but the author did a good job of showing all the facts It was a tough read because of the description of the event and the wording used.


  7. Ruth Ruth says:

    This book was a lousy restaurant in a great location It was not terrible, but I m sure there are better accounts I m not sure if I will bother, I have other fish to fry.Ruby Ridge, Idaho is where FBI agents, and other machinery of the state, attacked and killed 3 people, two who were members of the Weaver family a 14 year old boy, and Vickie, his mother age 43 This happened in 1992 An FBI agent, named William Deever was killed also Not that it matters, but for a couple of years I ran th This book was a lousy restaurant in a great location It was not terrible, but I m sure there are better accounts I m not sure if I will bother, I have other fish to fry.Ruby Ridge, Idaho is where FBI agents, and other machinery of the state, attacked and killed 3 people, two who were members of the Weaver family a 14 year old boy, and Vickie, his mother age 43 This happened in 1992 An FBI agent, named William Deever was killed also Not that it matters, but for a couple of years I ran the Deever 10k in Quincy, MA in memory of this agent This was when I lived in near by Dorchester, I was younger and ran quite a bit I liked that race, I think it was pretty flat.The book The writing is not great, but it is tolerable There is some interesting, descriptive narrative, but I found it lacking and admit I skipped around The book is broken into chunks the siege, the stand off, the pre trial, the trial, background of the family, and so on The story is not extremely complex, but I think it could have been presentedartfully or at least re ordered to becoherent You could get a full book out of the Weavers before any of this federal charges mishegaas They sprang from middle America They were Bible folk who had a desire to separate from all that is unholy, live independently, and raise their children in preparation for some kind of apocalypse Now, doomsday preppers are entertainment, but back then it was very weird So they moved to Idaho The family was against our government, but they are presented as very American They said, no thanks to the United States of Advertising, and moved to a cold house, and scraped out their livelihood, including selling weapons to an undercover agent.This book is covers the siege and its aftermath in great detail It ends with a chapter called Government out of control , so it becomes less of a book andof a screed Just read Wikipedia and get informed if you care


  8. Jay Wright Jay Wright says:

    This book was written by a reporter I amcomfortable with scholarly works There is not a single footnote I know that these books are popular and this book is very readable The author s bias is evident and to his credit he does not apologize for his bias The facts are very troubling A unarmed mother killed while holding her baby A 13 year old shot in the back A US Marshall killed I look forward to a work of this type where the sources are noted and having asubstantial foundati This book was written by a reporter I amcomfortable with scholarly works There is not a single footnote I know that these books are popular and this book is very readable The author s bias is evident and to his credit he does not apologize for his bias The facts are very troubling A unarmed mother killed while holding her baby A 13 year old shot in the back A US Marshall killed I look forward to a work of this type where the sources are noted and having asubstantial foundation


  9. Marie Marie says:

    Very well written Clear and easy to understand and hooked me from the first chapter The information presented in it SCARY I wouldn t recommend this to anyone young or anyone easily influenced freaked out.


  10. Shawn Shawn says:

    A detailed account of this tragic incident Weaver s book Ruby Ridge describes the incident from the family s perspective in the cabin during the event while this book conducts aforensic examination of the entire incident.


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