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Oklahoma City LP

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Oklahoma City LP

What the Investigation Missed--and Why It Still Matters

By Andrew Gumbel; Roger G. Charles

HarperLuxe, Paperback, Large Print, Large Print, 9780062107107, 704pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2012

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Oklahoma City is a riveting account of one of the deadliest acts of terrorism on American soil, combining groundbreaking investigative research with a thrilling and true conspiracy story that has implications for national security and law enforcement today.

April 19, 1995: Timothy McVeigh drove into downtown Oklahoma City in a rented Ryder truck containing a fertilizer bomb that he and his army buddy Terry Nichols had made the previous day. He parked, hopped out of the truck, and walked away. Shortly after 9:00 a.m., the bomb obliterated one-third of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 people, including 19 infants and toddlers.

Weaving together key elements of personal correspondence with co-defendant Terry Nichols, hundreds of hours of interviews, and thousands of government documents, Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed--and Why It Still Matters by investigative reporter Andrew Gumbel and retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel Roger G. Charles is a riveting piece of journalism and a cautionary tale for our times.



Praise For Oklahoma City LP

“Extraordinarily well-researched… The book brilliantly deconstructs the investigation.”
-Wall Street Journal

“The story of the Murrah building bombing receives its most comprehensive accounting yet… It is a cautionary and at times startling tale, filled with bizarre characters from the outer fringes of American political life, with continuing relevance today.”
-Michael Isikoff, The Daily Beast

“Impressive... There are enough freak-show touches to keep an FX drama stocked for three seasons… As Gumbel and Rogers tell it, the bombing investigation fell short of discovering the truth because of sloppiness, self-serving intra-office politics, and obstructive turf wars among law enforcement agencies.”
-Salon

“A well-reported, sober assessment... They make a strong case that some individuals involved in the bombing remain at liberty...the message is important for the future security of the U.S. citizenry.”
-Kansas City Star

“Credible and relevant... Offers a perspective other than what was proved at the trials of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols...and explores the unsettling question of whether such an event could happen again by homegrown perpetrators.”
-Tulsa World

“This crisply written, fully documented book will anger you.”
-The Tucson Citizen

“The most comprehensive account yet...will dash the smug assertions at the time that the feds had caught all the perpetrators.”
-The Commercial Dispatch (Mississippi)

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