Every Knee Shall Bow

Every Knee Shall Bow What went wrong at Ruby Ridge Why was Randy Weaver s son fatally shot in the back How could the FBI justify shooting a woman as she held her infant child Why were the Weavers given a million settl

  • Title: Every Knee Shall Bow
  • Author: Jess Walter
  • ISBN: 9780061011313
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Paperback
  • What went wrong at Ruby Ridge Why was Randy Weaver s son fatally shot in the back How could the FBI justify shooting a woman as she held her infant child Why were the Weavers given a 3.1 million settlement by the U.S Government Was there an FBI cover up and how high did it go Every Knee Shall Bow answers the critical questions that cut to the heart of the most explosiveWhat went wrong at Ruby Ridge Why was Randy Weaver s son fatally shot in the back How could the FBI justify shooting a woman as she held her infant child Why were the Weavers given a 3.1 million settlement by the U.S Government Was there an FBI cover up and how high did it go Every Knee Shall Bow answers the critical questions that cut to the heart of the most explosive issues in the United States today.The Weaver Family took to the woods to escape what they believed was a sinful world on the brink of Armageddon But Randy Weaver s indictment on a firearms violation escalated into a deadly shoot out at his northern Idaho cabin Before it was over, a federal marshal, Weaver s wife and his only son were dead.Now, featuring exclusive interviews with key figures on both sides, Pulitzer Prize finalist Jess Walter objectively reconstructs all the riveting events in this controversial case.

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    About “Jess Walter”

    1. Jess Walter

      Jess Walter is the author of five novels and one nonfiction book His work has been translated into than 20 languages and his essays, short fiction, criticism and journalism have been widely published, in Details, Playboy, Newsweek, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe among many others.Walter also writes screenplays and was the co author of Christopher Darden s 1996 bestseller In Contempt He lives with his wife Anne and children, Brooklyn, Ava and Alec in his childhood home of Spokane, Washington.

    975 thoughts on “Every Knee Shall Bow”

    1. Michelle Wildgen (Executive Editor, Tin House Magazine): Jess Walter’s Ruby Ridge: The Truth and Tragedy of the Randy Weaver Family, originally titled Every Knee Shall Bow. I am often fascinated by writing about crime, but good God, the actual writing can be so terrible sometimes. So I was thrilled when I saw that among the list of past works for the wonderful writer Jess Walter was a book on the infamous 1992 Ruby Ridge standoff with Randy Weaver. That standoff, which resulted in the shooting [...]


    2. This is one of those crazier-than-fiction-ever-could-be type stories. Ruby Ridge, Idaho, was the location of a 1992 shoot-out between the government and the bat-shit crazy Weaver family who had holed up in the Idaho mountains out of a paranoid fear that the government was out to get them… a fear which then, much like fiction, became a self-fulfilling prophecy, because the government did eventually have to come after them. Although the patriarch of the family, Randy Weaver, had only committed t [...]


    3. When the standoff at Ruby Ridge occurred in 1992, I was up to my eyeballs with my social work career working sixty hours a week. I didn't pay that much attention to it, probably also because I have no use for white supremacism, racism, and religious fanaticism. I picked up this book after reading and enjoying Jess Walter's novels. Walter's background as a reporter and investigative journalist interested me, and I thought if anyone could tell a story, he could. And he does. Randy and Vicki Weaver [...]


    4. Ruby Ridge is an outstanding work of investigative journalism that has the potential to change the minds of readers who come to it with preconceived notions of who was right and wrong during the Ruby Ridge standoff. Walter does a superb job of showing the errors, mistakes, and miscalculations made by people, agencies, and organizations on both sides of the issue. I can only imagine how many hours of painstaking research must’ve gone into the making of this book.As in his subsequent works of fi [...]


    5. Rare five stars! I am a fan of Jess Walter's fiction, but this is the best thing he's written in my opinion. I didn't know a lot about Randy Weaver and the siege/killings that took place in his ultra-remote northern Idaho patch of mountain land. I knew the end results and that it helped to inspire the Murrah bombing in OKC a few years later. Make no mistake, Weaver and his family were kooks, his apocalyptic leaning Christian Identity beliefs, extreme paranoia, and connection to separatist and ra [...]


    6. I can't even begin to tell about my feelings about this book. Let's just say the government was as corrupt then as it is today. Especially the FBI. When you have high level FBI officials today forming a "secret society" to discuss ways to " get rid of" our duly elected President, and a presidential candidate able to buy the nomination from the DNC that just shows our government is as corrupt as any third world country. I thank God everyday for blessing us with Donald Trump as our president.


    7. Best account of this many layered story of an eccentric family who desires nothing but to be left well enough alone. If you don't know what lead the Weavers to decide to move to a remote spot and become involved with some questionable white suprematists this opening remark might sound one sided. After this read I can’t imagine you won’t see their plight. This tells the lead up to their exclusion from society, admittedly far reaching views and bible study that led to major arms smuggling. Wac [...]


    8. I started reading this book for two reasons: (1) I heard about the Around the USA in 52 Books challenge, thought it sounded fun, and this book was a great way to pick up Idaho. And (2) I've loved the 2 novels I've read by Jess Walter and wondered about his non-fiction. I knew about Ruby Ridge in a super general way and had a sense that it involved the FBI accidentally killing some religious extremist neo-Nazis.This isn't exactly what happened, as Walter does an incredible job showing in his book [...]


    9. This is about the Ruby Ridge standoff in Idaho. I got to this book by reading the Turner Diaries which is supposedly one of Timothy McVeighs inspirations for the Oklahoma City bombing. Then I got interested in what inspired McVeigh to do that, I heard the events of Ruby Ridge and Waco inspired him so I started researching that. I went to the local library and found this book and checked it out. This is a very informative very well written book. As I read it sometimes I had to remind myself this [...]


    10. Ruby Ridge was both a tragic event and a look at what government agencies might attempt to get past the eyes of Joe Public if given the chance. This novel follows the Weaver family from their start as a family to their becoming white separatists to the eventual shooting of two members of the family and a family friend by government agents to the long legal proceedings that followed. I found myself horrified at the actions of government agencies in this book and nearly brought to tears by some of [...]


    11. VERY well-written. I was afraid Jess Walter was going to "Choose" one side or another in the Ruby Ridge stand-off, and spend 400 pages villifing the other side. My fears were unfounded, however, as he took great care to present both sides of this "Only in America" tragedy. Essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the whole birth of "homeland security" issues and the fringe elements of our society that believe only in the authority of a Biblical God whom they alone can interpret. Hard t [...]


    12. 4.5 stars. Jess Walter did an excellent job presenting all angles of this event and objectively sticking to the facts. I saw Mr Walter interviewed in a Netflix documentary on ruby ridge and that led me to this book. I was a high school student in eastern Washington when this happened and remember it well. It was interesting to read all the facts and accounts now. There is no doubt that Mr weaver is culpable for not answering to the court for his charges which resulted in this standoff. However, [...]


    13. Interesting and InformativeI have to admit that I have no recollection at all of this tragedy. I found the book quite informative about what happened. Though I don't share the same religious or political views as the Weavers, I do, for the most part, tend to mistrust the government and the media. Neither are honest and upright at times! History has shown that over and over again.


    14. I wanted most to learn about the forces and strange beliefs that brought the Weaver family up to their mountaintop refuge to wait out the end of the world, and the story of subsequent standoff/shootout with the Feds. The courtroom drama and jury deliberation didn't hold my interest, however, so the end of the book was a personal slog. Still, this is a great work of journalism and the events depicted here remain especially relevant in these troubled times.


    15. Great Book!I did not know much about Ruby Ridge, the Weaver family, or the tragedy that ensued as federal officers tried to arrest him. If you're interested in craziness, religion, police work, and courtroom dramatics, this is a book you're sure to be interested in.


    16. I read this after learning about the upcoming anniversary of this tragedy. It can be a slow, heavy read, burdened by lots of details, but the time investment is well worth it. I was shocked to learn this happened right up the road but, given the nature of North Idaho, not really that shocked.



    17. Frightening. The way you think can be your undoing. A sad tale of prejudice, government intervention, and bazaar thinking.


    18. Good ReadInteresting and compelling. Highly recommended. How Harris got off, I'll never know. Judge for yourself. Thank you for time and


    19. Picked this one up at the Elgin public library during what appears to have become an annual stay-over at my now 92-year-old dad's house in East Dundee, Illinois. If you're ever in that town, check it out. It's one of the most clement libraries I've ever encountered. Not only does it have an organized bookstore, it also has a cafe and outdoor seating--all overlooking the Fox River.I recall the Randy Weaver case vaguely from when it was in tne news in the early nineties and, later, in reference to [...]


    20. Well, after much delay in my reading due to a concussion, I've finished. And I must say, Jess Walter really nailed it with this one.Creative non-fiction is a concept I've always struggled to understand. How can it be creative if it all just boils down to spewing facts? Now I know. In this book, Walter shows a dual mastery of the nuances of journalistic writing as well as the story-weaving of fiction writing. With this, he blends the genres to deliver a craftfully written story with the accuracy [...]


    21. The truth of the matter is I lived in Naples, Idaho for two years during the 1970's. I moved back to the Midwest because the American misfits who flocked to the Idaho Panhandle then were, without exception, freaking crazy. Now that I'm old, I realize that 95% of all the true characters I have met in my life, I met during those two years when I was a 21-year-old teacher. I packed up the day three grown men, dressed in full camo gear, surrounded the yard behind my shack to shoot at little Benji-li [...]


    22. I remember the news coverage of the Ruby Ridge Massacre. Everyone assumed it was another Waco situation and did not question the government's intentions. Jess Walter was a journalist who decided to interview everyone involved in the massacre, as well as friends and relatives of the Weaver family. What resulted was a portrait of a family that had racist, ultra-conservative religious beliefs, but ultimately wanted to live alone in the woods where their beliefs would not get them in trouble. Unfort [...]


    23. This is a book that will break your heart."Ruby Ridge" is the true story of one family versus the United States Government. The Weaver family wanted to be left alone and left to live in a cabin in the mountains. The Government wanted Randy Weaver to act as a snitch against the Aryan Nation. The conflict between the two would lead to an 11 day standoff and the deaths of a US Marshal, a young boy, and a mother. The topic is very complicated, but the book is very easy to read. Mr. Walter also does [...]


    24. I never realized that the incident at Waco involving Koresh & the Branch Davidians occurred during the criminal trial against Randy Weaver. On the fifth day of Weaver’s trial, the judge actually had to instruct the jury to disregard publicity about the Waco case. I certainly recall these incidents but details like this are one reason why this book was so readable. I think the author was very even-handed with a story that lends itself to lopsided views – either anti-government or anti-whi [...]


    25. Remember Ruby Ridge? In 1992, the FBI, ATF, and the US Marshall service laid seige to a small shack in a remote wilderness area near the Canadian border. What did Weaver do? Well, he didn't show up for a court appearance for a firearms charge. He was more or less set up by the ATF; the charges probably wouldn't have stuck. Randy Weaver was a nasty piece of work-a Nazi gun nut who was fueled by Aryan Nation hate literature, but all government agencies screwed the pooch on his arrest. Jess Walter, [...]


    26. A true story of government set up of a family man struggling to make a living,although not innocent by any means what happened to him and his family was a tragedy, a one that could of been avoided by patience instead of rushing into a situation that turned out bad for both sides,deaths in the Weaver family and deaths for the government officials who changed the rules of engagement illegally to more or less shoot on sight,after this tragedy the same government officials went into Waco with the sa [...]


    27. I plunged into this book with an open mind. Wanted unbiased account of what happened at Ruby Ridge and I believe Jess Walter delivers. he takes no sides. He adheres to an objective narrative, not opinion. When differing witness accounts are given he gives both sides. I found myself sympathizing with both the Weavers and (most of) the government agents. I also found myself condemning actions of both parties. Takes you through the childhood of Randy and Vicki Weaver through the trial and beyond. i [...]


    28. This was a interesting book as the events that happened at Ruby Ridge were quite fuzzy, this book gives the reader a broader understanding of were the government and Randy Weaver were comming from. This book will show you what happens when people goto different extremes in their own view of the government and religion. this book portrays a deeper understanding from an investigative reporter that talks too lots of people to bring some sort of understanding to the mass confusion caused by the gove [...]


    29. Jess Walters is one heck of a good writer. Just know that. And this book is fun to read -- if you're in the right mood. The problem was that I wasn't. Jess's other book, Beautiful Ruins, which led me to this one, is a very different animal so I'm hardly an unbiased reader on this one. His characters are gripping and it's compelling, I was just all done with this kind of book. So that's why I quit reading but I will certainly read more of this author. He's the best kind of writer -- tough, compel [...]


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