Ruby Ridge: The Truth and Tragedy of the Randy Weaver Family (Paperback)
“A stunning job of reporting.”—New York Times
On the last hot day of summer in 1992, gunfire cracked over Ruby Ridge in northern Idaho. By the next day three people were dead, and a small war was joined, pitting the full might of Federal law enforcement against one well-armed family. And ever since the standoff ended, Ruby Ridge has been recognized as a dark watershed in our nation’s history.
In Every Knee Shall Bow, Jess Walter leads the reader through the siege in which Vicki Weaver was fatally shot as she stood in the doorway of their cabin, her infant daughter in her arms. The deadly standoff on Ruby Ridge reveals the racism, violence, paranoia, and hatred of government that continue to erupt in places like Waco and Oklahoma City, and Walter’s definitive account is both insightful and deeply moving.
About the Author
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.
“A stunning job of reporting.”
— New York Times Book Review
“A brilliant, cautionary tale of the dangers of conspiracy thinking—by people and by governments.”
— Dennis Prager, talk show host and author of Think a Second Time
“The most comprehensive, even-handed and best written account of Ruby Ridge currently in print.”
— Washington Times
"Jess Walter's careful chronicle of what happened in and around that cabin in...northern Idaho...is remarkably complete."
— Salt Lake City Tribune
"Tightly reported...an even-handed...excellent, minute-by-minute account."
— The Portland Oregonian
"A meticulously researched account of the Ruby Ridge incident."
— People magazine