Every Knee Shall Bow

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Harper Collins, May 15, 1996 - History - 464 pages
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What went wrong at Ruby Ridge?

Why was Randy Weaver's son fatally shot in the back?

How could the FBI justify shooting a woman as she held her infant child?

Why were the Weavers given a $3.1 million settlement by the U.S. Government?

Was there an FBI cover-up and how high did it go?

Every Knee Shall Bow answers the critical questions that cut to the heart of the most explosive issues in the United States today.

The Weaver Family took to the woods to escape what they believed was a sinful world on the brink of Armageddon. But Randy Weaver's indictment on a firearms violation escalated into a deadly shoot out at his northern Idaho cabin. Before it was over, a federal marshal, Weaver's wife and his only son were dead.

Now, featuring exclusive interviews with key figures on both sides, Pulitzer Prize finalist Jess Walter objectively reconstructs all the riveting events in this controversial case.

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User Review  - jen.e.moore - www.librarything.com

This is a terrific accounting, balanced and very thorough, of the Weaver family and the disastrous standoff at Ruby Ridge that resulted in the deaths of three people (four, if you count the ... Read full review

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User Review  - BrianaJae - LibraryThing

This was actually Jess' first book, a work of non-fiction. It was about the Weaver family who had very strong religious and anti-government beliefs. They moved to a cabin in the middle of the woods of ... Read full review

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Jess Walter is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers Beautiful Ruins and The Financial Lives of the Poets, the National Book Award finalist The Zero, and Citizen Vince, the winner of the Edgar Award for best novel. His short fiction has appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, and Playboy, as well as The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He lives in his hometown of Spokane, Washington.

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