Memories of the Branch Davidians the autobiography of David Koresh's mother

Haldeman, Bonnie, 1944-

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  • Creator by Bonnie Haldeman ; as told to Catherine Wessinger
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2007.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (254 p.)
  • ISBNs 1280930020, 9786610930029, 160258088X
  • OCLC ocn476074808, ocn170922032


  • 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), it 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.


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-183) and index.
  • English


  • Bonnie Clark -- The Haldeman family -- Vernon Howell becomes a Branch Davidian -- Bonnie Haldeman becomes a Branch Davidian -- David Koresh's shootout with George Roden at Mount Carmel -- Resettling at Mount Carmel -- Bonnie and Roy leave Mount Carmel -- Visits back and forth with folks at Mount Carmel -- The ATF raid, February 28, 1993 -- The siege -- The fire, April 19, 1993 -- 1994 criminal trial -- 2000 civil trial -- Life after the fire -- Going back to Mount Carmel -- Remembering the people and lifestyle at Mount Carmel -- Remembering the children -- Remembering David -- Appendix: poems by David Koresh
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