Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Aberration in the Heartland of the Real The Secret Lives of Timothy McVeigh


Presenting startling new biographical details about Timothy McVeigh and
exposing stark contradictions and errors contained in previous
depictions of the "All-American Terrorist," this book traces McVeigh's
life from childhood to the Army, throughout the plot to bomb the Alfred
P. Murrah Federal Building and the period after his 1995 arrest until
his 2001 execution. McVeigh's life, as Dr. Wendy Painting describes it,
offers a backdrop for her discussion of not only several intimate and
previously unknown details about him, but a number of episodes and
circumstances in American History as well. In Aberration in the Heartland,
Painting explores Cold War popular culture, all-American apocalyptic
fervor, organized racism, contentious politics, militarism, warfare,
conspiracy theories, bioethical controversies, mind control, the media's
construction of villains and demons, and institutional secrecy and
cover-ups. All these stories are examined, compared, and tested in Aberration in the Heartland of the Real,
making this book a much closer examination into the personality and
life of Timothy McVeigh than has been provided by any other biographical
work about him

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