The Last Widow — References


For further reading on the topics addressed in The Last Widow, here are some of the sources I used as part of my research for the story.


ProPublica/Frontline: Documenting Hate: Chartlottesville

ProPublica/Frontline: Documenting Hate: The New American Nazis

Frontline: Left Behind America

American Experience: Ruby Ridge

American Experience: Oklahoma City Bombing

Bundyville (podcast)

Slate Presents: Standoff/What Happened at Ruby Ridge (podcast)

Waco: the Rules of Engagement (movie)


Antifa, the Anti-Fascist Handbook by Mark Bray

Militant Anti-Facism: a Hundred Years of Resistance by M. Testa

Columbine by Dave Cullen

Every Knee Shall Bow: the Truth and Tragedy of Ruby Ridge and the Randy Weaver Family by Jess Walter

Lone Wolf: Eric Rudolph and the Legacy of American Terror by Maryanne Vollers

Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed and Why it Still Matters by Andrew Gumbel

American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing by Lou Michael

Siege: the Collected Writings of James Mason (the Internet Archive)

The University of Kansas Libraries Kenneth Spencer Research Library Papers of James N. Mason

White Power by George Lincoln Rockwell

Industrial Society and its Future: The Unabomber Manifesto by Ted Kaczynski

The Redneck Manifesto: How Hillbillies, Hicks and White Trash became America’s Scapegoats by Jim Goad

These Truths: a History of the United States by Jill Lepore

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

The Measure of Hate on 4Chan by Andrew Thompson, Rolling Stone (May 10, 2018)

All-American Nazis by Janet Reitman Rolling Stone (May 2, 2018)

US Law Enforcement Failed to see the Threat of White Nationalism by Janet Reitman NY Times Magazine (Nov 3, 2018)

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

Family Values: Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservatism by Melinda Cooper

The Color of Law: a Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

Vaccines on Trial: Truths and Consequences of Mandatory Shots by Pierre St. Clair

Unvaccinated: Why Growing Numbers of Parents are Choosing Natural Immunity for Their Children by Forrest Maready

Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism by Peter J. Hotez

Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All by Paul A. Offit

The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear by Seth Mnookin

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller