From New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Toobin comes the definitive account of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the enduring legacy of far-right terrorist Timothy McVeigh, including the January 6th insurrection. The Oklahoma City Bombing was a traumatic event for the US, stunned by the homegrown terrorism and senseless deaths. A veteran of the Gulf War, McVeigh longed to overthrow the government.
A self-proclaimed white separatist, he abhorred immigration and wanted women to return to traditional roles. As he watched the industrial decline of his native Buffalo, McVeigh longed for when America was great. Ever since fascination for Timothy McVeigh has grown over the years.
McVeigh's incendiary principles are exemplified by the paramilitary wing of the conservative movement, which thrived during Trump's presidency. Toobin reveals how McVeigh's values and tactics have flourished in the decades since his death, reaching an apotheosis on January 6th when hundreds of rioters stormed the Capitol. With unparalleled access to hundreds of unreleased documents and tapes, Toobin chronicles the nation's descent into white supremacy and political violence, tracing the parallels between McVeigh's desire to "make America great again" and the rioters who launched an insurrection on the Capitol.
Based on nearly a million previously unreleased tapes, photographs, and documents, Homegrown reveals how the story of Timothy McVeigh is not only a glimpse of the past but a warning for our shared future.