Memories of the Branch Davidians: The Autobiography of David Koresh's Mother

Memories of the Branch Davidians: The Autobiography of David Koresh's Mother

By: Catherine Wessinger (editor), Bonnie Haldeman (editor)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks


The 1993 event at Mt. Carmel shocked all of America and has since spawned a plethora of books regarding the "truth" about the Branch Davidians. Memories of the Branch Davidians is the story told from the inside. The oral history of Bonnie Haldeman, the mother of Vernon Howell (David Koresh), offers an intimate, first-hand account of how a boy named Vernon Howell became David Koresh. Haldeman paints a picture of Koresh that could only be told by one who knew both his greatest strengths and his deepest faults.

About Author

Bonnie Haldeman is the mother of David Koresh and a surviving Branch Davidian. She lived, traveled, and worked with the Branch Davidians in Texas, California, and Hawaii from 1985 until 1991. She currently lives and works in the Tyler, Texas area. Catherine Wessinger (Ph.D. University of Iowa) is the Rev. H. James Yamauchi, S.J. Professor of the History of Religions, Loyola University, New Orleans. She is the author/editor of six books, including most recently, Memoirs of the Branch Davidians: The Autobiography of David Koresh's Mother (2007), Millenialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases , Editor (2000), and Religious Institutions and Women's Leadership: New Roles Inside the Mainstream (1996).


Foreword, Catherine Wessinger 1 Purpose of This Autobiography 2 Bonnie Clark 3 The Haldeman Family 4 Vernon Howell Becomes a Branch Davidian 5 Bonnie Haldeman Becomes a Branch Davidian 6 David Koresh's Shootout with George Roden at Mount Carmel 7 Resettling at Mount Carmel 8 Bonnie and Roy Leave Mount Carmel 9 Visits Back and Forth with Folks at Mount Carmel 10 The ATF Raid, February 28, 1993 11 The Siege 12 The Fire, April 19, 1993 13 1994 Criminal Trial 14 2000 Civil Trial 15 Life after the Fire 16 Going Back to Mount Carmel 17 Remembering the People and Lifestyle at Mount Carmel 18 Remembering the Children 19 Remembering David Appendix: Poems by David Koresh Works Cited Notes

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781932792980
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 213
  • ID: 9781932792980
  • weight: 216
  • ISBN10: 1932792988

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly