Others Unknown Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing Conspiracy

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PublicAffairs, 2001 - History - 382 pages
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In Others Unknown, Stephen Jones, Timothy McVeigh's lawyer in his trial for the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Office Building in Oklahoma City, provides the fullest possible account of the worst act of terrorism in American history. In a complete revision of his 1998 hardcover, Jones tells for the first time the whole story of his investigation of the case, including what he was told by McVeigh and what he learned about others involved in the conspiracy. His account differs significantly from the tale McVeigh is telling as he faces execution for his crimes.

In interviews with Buffalo News journalists, reported in their recently released book American Terrorist(ReganBooks, April 2000), McVeigh claims total responsibility for the bombing, saying "It was my choice and my control to hit that building when it was full." In Others Unknown Jones sets the record straight, saying what he could not say when he first wrote this book, before McVeigh effectively waived attorney-client privilege: that based on what he learned as McVeigh's counsel, Jones knows that the bombing was a conspiracy, and that McVeigh was not its mastermind. "I'm not trying to say he was innocent. He has exaggerated his guilt to protect others. He played a role, but he was a foot soldier, a mule, not the general," says Jones.

"I know it did not happen the way he tells it in his book."

Jones reports in detail what McVeigh told him as the case progressed; explains why McVeigh did not plead guilty; and shows McVeigh's real role in the conspiracy and how he obstructed his own defense. This is the definitive historical record of a heinous act of murderous rage; an account indispensable to understanding what happened. And, says PublicAffairs CEO and publisher Peter Osnos:

"We think it's important that Tim McVeigh not be given the final word."
  

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Contents

Baby Killer Baby Killer
3
Mr Jones Chief Judge Russell Desires You Call Him
10
Mr McVeigh My Name Is Stephen Jones
28
The Defense of One Known to be Guilty
48
Armageddon at Mount Carmel
65
Did Knowingly Intentionally Willfully and Maliciously Conspire
83
The Polygraph Test
118
PART II
127
Prior Knowledge
213
Phone Calls
228
Three Men Who Didnt Want 2 Million
253
Looking Good
265
The Dallas Morning News Has Been the Victim of a Hoax
286
IV
313
United States v Timothy James McVeigh
315
Going Home
344

The Forces Aginst Us
129
The Farmer
146
The Good Neighbors from the City of God
174
This Leg Doesnt Belong to a Victim
196
III
211
In Conclusion
357
An Open Letter to My Colleagues at the Bar
365
Acknowledgments
371
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Stephen Jones, of Enid Oklahoma, was appointed to represent Timothy McVeigh by the Federal Court System. He will donate all of his net proceeds from this paperback edition to a non-profit or charitable organization of his choice with a public accounting.

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