Waco 1993: David Koresh and the Branch Davidians
A Research Bibliography
by Loren L. Johns
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16 Videorecordings

43 Books and Articles

12 Government Reports

17 Web Sites


Web Sites

 

The Koresh Package, by James D. Tabor

 

 

David Koresh & the Cuckoo’s Egg, by Carol A. Valentine

 

 

Messiah, by Cyrus Productions

 

 

The Seven Seals of Revelation, Book 1, by Hidden Manna

 

The Branch Davidians, by Kimberley Post

 

 

The Seven Seals of Revelation, Book 2, by Hidden Manna

 

The Branch Davidians, by Religious Tolerance

 

 

Waco Update, by David Thibodeau

 

Introduction to the Branch Davidians, by John Mann

 

 

Issop’s David Koresh Memorial

 

“Final Report to the Deputy Attorney General Concerning the 1993 Confrontation at the Mt. Carmel Complex, Waco, Texas,” by John C. Danforth

The Dallas News Archives

http://www.cesnur.org

Public Action

Carol Moore

The Truth (University of Texas)

The Public Eye

 

Videorecordings

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Guns & God: The Sieges of Waco and Ruby Ridge [50-min videorecording]. 

A&E Television Networks

Attack at Waco [50-min. videorecording]. Segment of “American Justice Series.” New York: A&E Television Networks; New Video Group [distributor], 1994.

A&E Television Networks

Cults: Heaven’s Gate & Branch Davidians [50-min. videorecording]. New York: A&E Television Networks; New Video Group [distributor], 1996.

ABC News

Cult-Feds standoff continues in Waco [23-min. videorecording]. Oak Forest, Ill.: MPI Home Video, 1993.

ABC News

Waco: the decision to die [48-min. videorecording]. Oak Forest, Ill.: MPI Home Video, 1993.

The American Academy of Religion

David Koresh and the Branch Davidians: the academy, the government and non-traditional religions [152-min. videorecording]. “A Special topics forum” presented at the American Academy of Religion 1993 annual meeting, Washington, D.C., 1993. Features Timothy Miller, James D. Tabor, J. Phillip Arnold, Nancy Ammerman, Martha Sonntag Bradly, J. Gordon Melton, panel speakers; Janet McBean, Janet Kendrick, David Thibodeau, Branch Davidian speakers.

Documentary Consortium

Waco: the inside story [57-min. videorecording]. Alexandria, Va.: PBS Video, 1995.

Fawcett, Ken

The Ken Fawcett theory: the ATF injured its own men at Waco, TX [60-min videorecording]. Grand Prairie, Tex.: Gregory Sali, 1993.

Koresh, David

David Koresh, Bible Study [25-min. videorecording]. 1993.

KXAS-TV, Fort Worth, Texas

Waco: Cult crisis ends” [8-min. videorecording]. 1993.

Reno, Janet

Testimony by Attorney General Janet Reno on the Branch Davidian cult [216-min. videorecording]. Licensed off-the-air recording made by Northwestern University Library Media Facility on 04/28/93 from a broadcast by C-SPAN, 1993.

Republic Pictures Corporation

In the line of duty [93-min. feature film]. Los Angeles: Republic Pictures Corporation, 1993.

Somford Entertainment

Waco: the rules of engagement [136-min. (165-min.?) videorecording]. Los Angeles: Somford Entertainment, 1997. Nominated “best documentary” by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Thibodeau, David

Massacre at Waco: the untold story [51-min. videorecording]. Humboldt State University Media Services production, 1994.

Thompson, Linda D.

Waco, the big lie [30-min. videorecording]. Indianapolis: American Justice Federation, 1993.

Thompson, Linda D.

Waco II, the big lie continues [126-min. videorecording]. Indianapolis: American Justice Federation, 1994.

Books and Articles

Bailey, Brad

Mad man in Waco. Waco, Tex.: WRS Publishing, 1993. xiv, 284 pp.

Bowie, Gwendolyn J.

“The history of the Branch Davidians: the rise and fall.” Unpublished Masters thesis. Dallas Baptist University, 1995. 58 pp.

Brealt, Marc, and Martin King

Inside the Cult: A Member’s Chilling, Exclusive Account of Madness and Depravity in David Koresh’s Compound. New York: Signet, 1993. viii, 375 pp.

Burnett, Ron

“Out of Focus: David Koresh.” In Cultures of vision: images, media, and the imaginary. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995. Pp. 18-19.

Cole, Michael D.

The Siege at Waco: Deadly Inferno. American Disasters. Enslow Publishers, Inc., 1999.

Cox, Mike

Stand-off in Texas: “Just call me a spokesman for the DPS.” Austin, Tex.: Eakin Press, 1998. x, 294 pp.

Davidson, Ronald

Bushwacked by bushmasters: Waco, the raw truth. Miranda, Cal.: R. Davidson, 1995. 176, 13, A-D pp.

DeGeorge, Lori

“A Semantic Analysis of Bias in Coverage in Time, Newsweek , and U.S. News and World Report of the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco, Texas, from March 15, 1993, to May 17, 1993.” Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Oklahoma State University, 1994.

DeVault, Jack

The Waco Whitewash: The Mt. Carmel Episode Told by an Eyewitness to the Trial, Tragedy, Treachery, Tyranny, Treason: This Government’s Crimes Under Color of Law. San Antonio, Tex.: Rescue Press, 1994. 

Dillon, Andrew H.

“The Media’s Coverage of Waco: A Study of How Different News Organizations Covered the Waco Story and the Effects of Coverage on Public Opinion.” Unpublished Honors Paper, Dept. of Political Science, Duke University, 1996.

Docherty, Jayne Seminare

Learning lessons from Waco: when the parties bring their Gods to the negotiation table. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2001.

Docherty, Jayne Seminare

“Why Waco Has Not Gone Away: Critical Incidents and Cultural Trauma.” Nova Religio 5/1 (October 2001): 186–202.

Felix, Edwin

Koresh: the Waco holocaust. Published: Houston: Universe de Presse, 1994.

Hamilton, Sue L.

Waco cult inferno, April 19, 1993. Edina, Minn.: Abdo & Daughters, 1993. 32 pp.

Hamm, Mark S.

Apocalypse in Oklahoma: Waco and Ruby Ridge revenged. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997. 283 pp.

Haus, Cari Hoyt

In the wake of Waco: why were Adventists among the victims? Hagerstown, Md.: Review and Herald Pub. Association, 1993.

Hibbert, A. Anthony

Before the Flames: David Koresh and the Branch Davidians. Long Island City, N.Y.: Seaburn Press, 1996. 224 pp.

Houteff, Victor

The Great Controversy Over “The Shepherd’s Rod.” Waco, Tex.: Universal Publishing Association, 1954.

Kilpatrick, Benjamin P.

“Janet Reno and Dick DeGuerin: Competing Narratives in the Wake of the Mt. Carmel Fire.” Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Baylor University, 1993.

King, Martin, and Marc Breault

Preacher of death: the shocking inside story of David Koresh and the Waco siege. New York: Signet Book, 1993.

Knox, Karyn Elizabeth

“A Critical Analysis of the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearm’s (ATF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Operation in Waco, Texas.” Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Eastern Kentucky University, 1994.

Kopel, David B., and Paul H. Blackman

No more Wacos: what’s wrong with Federal law enforcement and how to fix it. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1997. 524 pp.

Kuna-Jacob, Thomas J.

Anti-Militia: On the Link between the Massacres at Waco and Oklahoma City and the Yugoslav Civil War. Assn. World, 1995. 10 pp.

Leppard, David

Fire and Blood: The True Story of David Koresh and the Waco Siege . London: Fourth Estate, 1993.

Lewis, James R.

Cult-Anti-Cult: How a National Mindset and Government Incompetence Aided and Abetted the Waco Disaster. Agamemnon Press, 1996.

Lewis, James R., ed.

From the ashes: making sense of Waco. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1994.

Linedecker, Clifford L.

Massacre at Waco, Texas: the shocking story of cult leader David Koresh and the Branch Davidians. New York: St. Martins Paperbacks, 1993. xvi, 254 pp.

Litton, Chad E.

The creation of a cult: media representations of the Branch Davidians . Thesis (M.A.)--Bowling Green State University, 1994. Bowling Green, Ohio.

Long, Robert Emmet, ed.

Religious cults in America. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1994.

Madigan, Tim

See No Evil: Blind Devotion and Bloodshed in David Koresh’s Holy War. Fort Worth, Tex.: Summit Group, 1993. xvii, 300 pp.

Mills, Roger

“The Shifting Framework in the News Coverage of the Cult Crisis in Waco, Texas.” Unpublished Master’s Thesis, University of South Florida, 1993.

Moore, Carol

The Davidian massacre: disturbing questions about Waco which must be answered. Franklin, Tenn.: Legacy Communications, 1995. xiv, 494 pp.

O’Neil, Daniel X.

Boilerplate: Koreshians, Potential Rioters, and Bureaucratic Complicity in American Self-Destruction: Being a List of Eight Ways in Which the Dead at Waco Were a Lot like the Rest of Us. Juggernaut Press, 1994. 32 pp.

Opsata, Rebecca Sue

“The Latest Chapter in the American Book of Revelation: The Rhetoric of the Branch Davidians in Waco.” Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Kansas State University, 1995.

Porterfield, Kay Marie

Blind faith: recognizing and recovering from dysfunctional religious groups. Minneapolis, Minn.: CompCare Publishers, 1993.

Reavis, Dick J.

The ashes of Waco: an investigation. New York: Syracuse University Press, 1998. Previously published by Simon & Schuster, 1995.

Rubenser, Lorie Lynne

“The Social Constructions of Ruby Ridge and Waco: The Beginning of the Modern Militia Movement.” Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Arizona State University, 1996.

Samples, Kenneth R.

Prophets of the apocalypse: David Koresh and other American messiahs . Grand Rapids, Baker Books, 1994. 234 pp.

Smith, Richard

Wait-Out in Waco. Minneapolis: Abdo & Daughters Publishers, 1993.

Streissguth, Thomas

Charismatic cult leaders. Minneapolis: Oliver Press, 1995. 160 pp.

Tabor, James D., and Eugene V. Gallagher

Why Waco? cults and the battle for religious freedom in America . Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

Tecton, Mike

Waco Texas Massacre. Mike Tecton Publishing, 1997. 50 pp.

Wright, Stuart A., ed.

Armageddon in Waco: critical perspectives on the Branch Davidian conflict. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. xxvi, 394 pp.

Government Reports

Cavanagh, Suzanne, and David Teasley

The Branch Davidian Siege at Ranch Apocalypse Near Waco, Texas: A Chronology. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Research Service, 1995. 4 pp.

Dennis, Edward S. G.

Evaluation of the handling of the Branch Davidian stand-off in Waco, Texas by the United States Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Washington, D.C.: Dept. of Justice, 1993.

Heymann, Philip B.

Lessons of Waco: proposed changes in federal law enforcement . Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Justice. Distributed by the U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, Supt. of Docs., 1993.

United States Congress House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on the Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations 

Treasury, Postal Service, and general government appropriations for fiscal year 1994: hearings before a subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, first session, Subcommittee on the Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations: White House personnel practices: follow-up to hearing on ATF actions during Waco, Texas, raid. Washington: U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE Distributed by the U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, 1994.

United States Congress House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight

Investigations into the activities of federal law enforcement agencies toward the Branch Davidians: thirteenth report by the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight prepared in conjunction with the Committee on the Judiciary together with additional and dissenting views, Report 104–749. Washington: U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, 1996.

United States Congress House Committee on the Judiciary

Events surrounding the Branch Davidian cult standoff in Waco, Texas: hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives , One Hundred Third Congress, first session, April 28, 1993. Washington: U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 1995.

United States Congress House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Stuart A. Wright, ed.

Activities of federal law enforcement agencies toward the Branch Davidians: joint hearings before the Subcommittee on Crime of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, and the Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs, and Criminal Justice of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, One Hundred Fourth Congress, first session. Washington: U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 1996-.

United States Congress House Committee on the Judiciary

Materials relating to the investigation into the activities of federal law enforcement agencies toward the Branch Davidians. Washington: U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, 1997.

United States Congress Senate Committee on the Judiciary

The aftermath of Waco: changes in federal law enforcement: hearings before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, first session ... October 31 and November 1, 1995. Washington: U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, 1997.

United States Department of Justice, Stuart A. Wright, ed.

Recommendations of experts for improvements in federal law enforcement after Waco. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Justice. Distributed by the U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, Supt. of Docs., 1993.

United States Department of Justice

Report on the events at Waco, Texas February 28 to April 19, 1993. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Justice. Distributed by the U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, Supt. of Docs., 1993.

United States Department of the Treasury, Stuart A. Wright, ed.

Report of the Department of the Treasury on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms investigation of Vernon Wayne Howell also known as David Koresh. Washington, D.C.: The Department. Distributed by the U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, Supt. of Docs., 1993.

 

 

 

 

 

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