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'Olympic Park Bomber' Eric Rudolph Releases Memoirs

From Eric Rudolph, ‘Between the Lines of Drift: The Memoirs of a Militant’ is Rudolph’s story, told in his own words. Known for a series of bombings between 1996 and 1998, Rudolph evaded capture until 2003 by surviving in the woods, raiding dumpsters and taking grain from silos. Rudolph’s memoirs are an up-close-and-personal look into his beliefs, his crimes and his time as a fugitive.


Florence, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/31/2014 -- Currently incarcerated at the ADX Florence SuperMax prison in Florence, Colorado, Eric Rudolph – also known as the ‘Olympic Park Bomber’ – was once called “one of the most complex characters I have ever known” by defense attorney, Richard Jaffe [source: Richard Jaffe, Quest for Justice: Defending the Damned, (Far Hills, NJ: New Horizon Press, 2012) p. 256].

Famously reticent on the topic of his years on the run from the law, his upbringing and his deeply held convictions, Rudolph is opening up for the first time in his new book, entitled: ‘Between the Lines of Drift: The Memoirs of a Militant’. The book is available for free online.

In 1998 Eric Rudolph was added to the FBI’s ‘Ten Most Wanted’ list and became the center of the bureau’s largest and most intensive manhunt. Suspected of committing four bombings, including the bombing at the 1996 Olympic Games, Rudolph ended up as a fugitive, camping in the wilds of Western North Carolina. Despite the laser sharp focus of the FBI, Rudolph evaded capture for over five years.

In a written statement on the ‘Army of God’ website, Rudolph outlined his reasons for the bombings and railed against a government that supported legalized abortion. Rudolph considered abortion to be tantamount to murder, and believed that deadly force is justified in an attempt to stop it. However, it was not until the release of his memoirs that the public gained insight into the true extent of Rudolph’s motivations, how he survived, and what he believes today, as he sits in his 80 square foot concrete cell serving a life sentence.

In ‘Between the Lines of Drift: The Memoirs of a Militant’, Rudolph details his ordeal in the mountains: how he survived by hunting deer and turkeys, gathering acorns and salamanders, digging vegetables from gardens, raiding dumpsters and taking grain from a grain silo. His book serves as a how-to manual for those interested in outdoor survival.

Rudolph also details how he eluded the ‘army’ of FBI agents, helicopters and hound dogs, as well as how he remained spiritually sated by concentrating on his personal beliefs.

At once disturbing, provocative and compelling, ‘Between the Lines of Drift: The Memoirs of a Militant’ is a significant look into the mind of a convicted terrorist and provides insight into the man behind the prison bars.


‘Between the Lines of Drift: The Memoirs of a Militant’ is available for free here: http://bit.ly/1dbKKDj