Bomber Eric Rudolph’s Memoir Offers “Window Into Mind Of Terrorist”


A “window into the mind of a terrorist” is offered in a self-published autobiography of Eric Rudolph, who became one of the FBI's most-wanted suspects after a string of bombings in the 1990s, says the Charlotte Observer. The Virginia-based Army of God, a radical anti-abortion group that has served as Rudolph's conduit to the outside world since he was sentenced to life in prison in 2005, posted his book, “Between the Lines of Drift: Memoirs of a Militant,” on its website.

Rudolph details key stages of his life and his bombings in Atlanta and Birmingham. He described his years on the run, in a kind of survivalist tutorial. He explained how he stole explosives from a business to wreak havoc elsewhere. Nowhere does Rudolph express remorse for the deaths and injuries he caused. He did offer new clues about his activities along the way and the path that led him to become a serial bomber. Rudolph had a rough childhood and found himself in racial clashes along the way. “I saw the handwriting on the wall: America was doomed unless some radical solution was found very soon,” he concluded.

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