What the Waco Bodies Revealed About the Siege

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Mortician: Caitlin Doughty
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This video was greatly informed by the book "A Journey to Waco: Autobiography of a Branch Davidian" by Clive Doyle with Catherine Wessinger and Matthew D. Wittmer. Thank you to the authors for the insight and earnestness.

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Doyle, Clive; Wessinger, Catherine; Wittmer, Matthew D.
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U.S. Department of Justice, Report to the Deputy Attorney General on the Events at Waco, Texas: February 28 to April 19, 1993, Introduction (1993), http://www.justice.gov/05publications/waco/wacoone.html

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