The Oklahoma City Bombing

The Oklahoma City Bombing

by Diane Andrews Henningfeld

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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This series provides multiple views of momentous events in recent history; each book helps readers develop critical thinking skills, increase global awareness, and enhance their understanding of international perspectives about historic events.; This new addition to the Perspectives on Modern World History series explores the historical and cultural events leading up to and following the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. The text addresses issues surrounding the ; Using primary and secondary sources, each volume provides background information on a significant event in modern world history, presents the controversies surrounding the event, and offers first-person narratives from people who lived through or were imp

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737757965
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 03/02/2012
Series: Perspectives on Modern World History Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Introduction 4

World Map 9

Chapter 1 Historical Background on the Oklahoma City Bombing

1 The Bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, April 19, 1995 13

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2 Two Suspects Are Arrested in Connection with the Oklahoma City Bombing Michael Whiteley Susan Roth 22

3 The President Offers Sympathy and Support to the Victims Bill Clinton 31

4 Domestic Terrorists Are to Blame for the Bombing Ed Vulliamy 36

5 The Trial of Timothy McVeigh: The Prosecution and the Defense Cases Gordon Witkin 46

6 The Vice President Speaks at the Dedication of the Oklahoma City National Memorial Al Gore 58

7 Timothy McVeigh Is Sentenced to Death by a Federal Jury Jo Thomas 65

8 A Canadian Perspective on the Execution of Timothy McVeigh Robert Sheppard 75

Chapter 2 Controversies Surrounding the Oklahoma City Bombing

1 McVeigh Reveals His Motives for Bombing the Federal Building Tracy McVeigh 86

2 McVeigh's Defense Attorney Says His Client's Confession Is a Lie Stephen Jones 94

3 The Grand Jury Rejects Conspiracy Theories Oklahoma County Grand Jury 103

4 A Journalist Connects the Oklahoma City Bombing to Other Terrorist Attacks William F. Jasper 118

5 Timothy McVeigh Insists John Doe No. 2 Does Not Exist Kim Cobb Michael Hedges 130

6 An Investigator Claims to Have Found John Doe No. 2 and Links to 9/11 Doug Hagmann 136

7 The Media Misrepresented the Militia Movement's Involvement in the Oklahoma City Bombing Mack Tanner 143

8 The Militia Movement Continues to Propagate Antigovernment Hate Abraham H. Foxman 154

9 Timothy McVeigh Deserves the Death Penalty Paul Baumann 161

10 Timothy McVeigh Should Not Be Executed Paul Finkelman 167

Chapter 3 Personal Narratives

1 The Broadcast of McVeigh Audiotapes Causes Unease Eve Conant 173

2 A High School Student Loses Her Father Miranda Ice 178

3 Revisiting the Oklahoma City Bombing Andrew Murr 182

4 A Young Mother's Dead Infant Becomes an Icon Aren Almon 186

Chronology 191

For Further Reading 195

Index 198

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