A Vicki Weaver Reading List:
Books That Shaped the Beliefs of the Weavers
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The Late Great Planet Earth
by Hal Lindsey with C. C. Carlson (1970)
This apocalyptic bestseller interpreted the
words of the Old
Testament to suggest that events of the 1970s suggested the planet was
entering its "end time." Lindsey argued that "Bible prophecy is a
foundation on which your faith can grow." He saw current events
pointing to the imminent return of Jesus to Earth, and fulfillment of
Revelation's prediction of the Rapture and the Great
Lindsey told readers, "We should all be living like persons who don't
expect to be around much longer."
by Ayn Rand (1957)
In her classic libertarian novel, Rand describes how
her philosophy (objectivism) should guide purposeful lives. Dagny
Taggert, a key
executive at the world's largest railroad, focused solely on the
of her company, is among a select view who must save her
country from officials that are controlling to an ever greater degree
the lives of its citizens.
A Dream of Armageddon
by H. G. Wells (short story)
In this short story, two men meet on a
train and one
begins telling the other about his strange dreams of the future.
another H. G. Wells short story read by Vicki, "The Story of the Last
Trump," various characters fail to see the approach of Judgment
In a third Wells story, "A Vision of Judgment," the protagonist is
pulled from his grave to face God.
The Bible (King James Version)
Vicki Weaver saw the KJV of the Bible as divinely
inspired and was
deeply suspicious of other versions. She was, in particular, a
the Old Testament.
Satan's Angels Exposed
by Salem Kirban
born-again Arab, draws lessons for modern times from the Bible.
conspiracies everywhere, Kirban considers and offers right-wing
the Illuminati, the
Golden Dawn, Druidism, Hare Krishna, and Witchcraft. He warns
the Tri-Lateral Commission, and its supposed plan for a universal
monetary system. Jess Walter, in Ruby
Ridge:The Truth and Tragedy of the Randy Weaver Family
describes the book as "a sort of clearinghouse for radical right-wing
conspiracies connecting everyone from George Washington to Gandhi."