Book Å Lone Wolf Eric Rudolph Murder Myth and the Pursuit of an American Outlaw 368 pages æ Moneyexpresscard

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Book Å Lone Wolf Eric Rudolph Murder Myth and the Pursuit of an American Outlaw 368 pages æ Moneyexpresscard Ï He was supposed to be dead Five years after Eric Rudolph escaped into the mountains of North Carolina the FBI had long since abandoned the largest manhRookie cop captured him a few miles from where he had first disappeared But even in custody Rudolph remained a mysteryIn Lone Wolf Maryanne Vollers brings the reader inside one of the most sensational cases of domestic terrorism in American history In addition to her unprecedented correspondence with Rudolph Vollers had access to the FBI the ATF federal prosecutors members of Rudolph's defense team and his family to re create the story in all its sweeping breadth and complexityLone Wolf asks the inevitable uestions Who is Eric Rudolph and why did he kill? Is he the hate filled neo Nazi described by federal agents or is he the passionate curious and engagin “The Lone Wolf” should be reuired reading for those moving into the mountains of southwestern North Carolina Those who have lived through the droning helicopters caravans of law enforcement and the media circus that followed the search for one of America’s most sought after criminals should also pour over the bookThe integrity of the journalism is such that mountain people are viewed in a positive light but not without a lens that reveals their uniue approach to life Similarly Eric Robert Rudolph and law enforcement receive fair treatment that is based on facts acknowledged by both parties Those matters that are still unresolved are pointed out to the readerAside from reading about neighbors and familiar places the book attempts to reconstruct the long series of events from several different perspectives Documented are the government’s attempts at a valid psychological profile a Rudolph family perspective that is uite confounding and those recollections from persons that knew or were connected to the events in some wayFor those of us that followed the events in the media and at the checkout lines at the local grocery the book provides enough explanation to help sort out fact from myth To those unacuainted with the day to day operations the book weaves a tale that is exciting and at times simply hard to put down The events are now almost forgotten and with each passing year many of the characters have dropped into obscurity ill health or death For a period of time factions of many marginal organizations found comfort and security in the mountains Today the mountains are a different place but forever shaped by those whose story intersected this moment in time Undoubtedly there are sympathizers for both the cause and the man but they remain largely innocuous “The Lone Wolf” has helped to piece together the bigger picture and make some sense out of something that will never make sense

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He was supposed to be dead Five years after Eric Rudolph escaped into the mountains of North Carolina the FBI had long since abandoned the largest manhunt ever launched on US soil The fugitive accused of bombing the Atlanta Olympics a gay bar and two abortion clinics leaving a trail of carnage across the southeast had become a figure of folk legend Many of his pursuers thought he had either skipped the country or crawled into a cave to die In fact Rudolph had been haunting the mountains and towns he knew best pilfering food stealing trucks stalking the men who hunted him and keeping his secrets buried in the woods Then one night Rudolph got careless and a Vollers takes a close look at Eric Rudolph the anti abortionist guilty of bombing the 1996 Olympics and blowing up a women’s clinic in Birmingham in which a cop and a nurse were killed This is a very interesting journalistic look There are elements of biography in this but it covers the events surrounding the bombings rather than his life I found it interesting for bringing to my attention several groups of extremist Americans that I had not been much aware of before One is Identity Christians These lovely folks believe that blacks and Jews are literally “mud Races” that is a genetic product of Eve and the devil It would appear that contrary to popular belief Rudolph did not survive in a five year underground life with help from locals at least not voluntary help Rudolph had amassed sufficient funds to buy what he needed Even when he took goods from people’s homes he left money to cover what he had taken Rudolph is a racist of the first order but he is not dumb It may or not be a form of psychopathy at work in Rudolph but there is a very clear disconnect between what he did and any feeling for those to whom he did it I would recommend the book It is not great but holds ones interest sufficiently to validate the time investment if only for the reportage on how various government agencies interact when faced with such a multi jurisdictional situation

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Lone Wolf Eric Rudolph Murder Myth and the Pursuit of an American OutlawG man described by his lawyers and his family? Can both personalities exist in one rare complicated and deadly individual?The profilers and psychologists Vollers interviews identify Rudolph as a lone offender a self appointed avenger with no real alliances and no meaningful social ties It puts Rudolph in the same category as Timothy McVeigh the Oklahoma City bomber and Ted Kaczynski the Unabomber The lone wolf believes history will judge him to be a hero Society judges him to be a monster Without losing sight of the hideous violence of his crimes Lone Wolf seeks to put a human face on this iconic killer as it explores the painful mysteries of the human hea Exceptional biography of Eric Rudolph He was a confused bomber of abortion clinics He wanted to make a statement against abortion even though he never had any children or even a girlfriend