"An extraordinary account of one of the most shameful episodes in recent American history. I wish that everyone in the country could read this book."
—Howard Zinn, -
"This book gives a rare glimpse of life at Mount Carmel and an account of how that attack contrasts with the 'official' government version. With the renewed interest in this siege, this book is recommended for public libraries."
—School Library Journal, -
"This narrative defies many of our media-mediated preconceptions of Koresh's followers."
"Thibodeau, one of only four Branch Davidians to live through the Waco disaster and not be sentenced to jail, has produced a surprisingly balanced and honest account of his time as a Branch Davidian. Neither sensationalist nor defensive, this will make satisfying reading for anyone interested in the April 1993 tragedy."
—Kirkus Review, -
"A disquieting portrait of a religious community and its enigmatic leader."
—Kirkus Reviews, -
"Honest... [about] whether the excessive force used by our government against American citizens was really necessary."
—Lincoln Star Journal