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The road to Jonestown : Jim Jones and Peoples Temple / Jeff Guinn.

Guinn, Jeff, (author.).

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  • 24 of 38 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 0 of 0 copies available at Spencer County Public Library.

Current holds

1 current hold with 38 total copies.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476763828
  • ISBN: 1476763828
  • Physical Description: ix, 531 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
  • Badges:
    • Copy Count: 1 / 5.0
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 4 / 5.0

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-508) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part one. Indiana -- Lynetta and Jim -- Lynn -- Jimmy -- Growing up -- Richmond -- Marceline -- Jim and Marceline -- Beginnings -- A church where you get something now -- Peoples Temple -- Gaining influence -- Father Divine -- "All races together" -- A man to be reckoned with -- Breakdown -- Brazil -- Looking west -- Part two. California -- Redneck Valley -- Dead end -- Resurrection -- Carolyn -- A socialist example -- Money -- Worker bees -- On the road -- Failures -- Drugs -- Sex -- Family -- The planning commission -- Los Angeles -- San Francisco -- Narrow escapes -- Reaching out -- the gang of eight -- Consequences -- The promised land -- Kimo -- City politics -- More money -- Defectors -- "Our year of ascendancy" -- New West -- Part three. Guyana -- Jonestown -- Concerned relatives and the first White Night -- Death will be painless -- Betrayals -- Unraveling -- Final days -- "Some place that hope runs out" -- What happened? -- Aftermath.
Summary, etc.: A portrait of the cult leader behind the Jonestown Massacre examines his personal life, from his extramarital affairs and drug use to his fraudulent faith healing practices and his decision to move his followers to Guyana, sharing new details about the events leading to the 1978 tragedy.
Subject: Jones, Jim, 1931-1978.
Peoples Temple.
Jonestown Mass Suicide, Jonestown, Guyana, 1978.
Cults.
Homicide.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
TRUE CRIME / Murder.

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