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Seductive poison [electronic resource] : A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the People's Temple. Deborah Layton.

Layton, Deborah. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307575135 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Anchor, 2010.

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Summary, etc.: Told by a former high-level member of the Peoples Temple and Jonestown survivor, Seductive Poison is the "truly unforgettable" (Kirkus Review) story of how one woman was seduced by one of the most notorious cults in recent memory and how she found her way back to sanity.From Waco to Heaven's Gate, the past decade has seen its share of cult tragedies. But none has been quite so dramatic or compelling as the Jonestown massacre of 1978, in which the Reverend Jim Jones and 913 of his disciples perished. Deborah Layton had been a member of the Peoples Temple for seven years when she departed for Jonestown, Guyana, the promised land nestled deep in the South American jungle. When she arrived, however, Layton saw that something was seriously wrong. Jones constantly spoke of a revolutionary mass suicide, and Layton knew only too well that he had enough control over the minds of the Jonestown residents to carry it out. But her pleas for help--and her sworn...
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Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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