The basis for the upcoming hbo miniseries and the "definitive account of the Jonestown massacre" Rolling Stone -- now available for the first time in paperback. Reiterman’s reportage clarifies enduring misperceptions of the character and motives of Jim Jones, the reasons why people followed him, and the important truth that many of those who perished at Jonestown were victims of mass murder rather than suicide.
Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People #ad - This widely sought work is restored to print after many years with a new preface by the author, as well as the more than sixty-five rare photographs from the original volume.
Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the People's TempleAnchor #ad - She returned to the united states with warnings of impending disaster, and shortly thereafter, in November 1978, but her pleas for help fell on skeptical ears, the Jonestown massacre shocked the world. A high-level member of jim jones's peoples temple for seven years, her older brother, Deborah Layton escaped his infamous commune in the Guyanese jungle, leaving behind her mother, and many friends.
In this haunting and riveting firsthand account, a survivor of Jim Jones's Peoples Temple opens up the shadowy world of cults and shows how anyone can fall under their spell. Seductive poison is both an unflinching historical document and a suspenseful story of intrigue, power, and murder.
A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of JonestownFree Press #ad - As jones’s behavior became erratic and his message more ominous, his followers leaned on each other to recapture the sense of equality that had drawn them to his church. The people who built Jonestown wanted to forge a better life for themselves and their children. By the time jones moved his congregation to a remote jungle in Guyana and the U.
S. New york times bestselling author julia scheeres drew from tens of thousands of recently declassified FBI documents and audiotapes, as well as rare videos and interviews, to piece together an unprecedented and compelling history of the doomed camp, focusing on the people who lived there. Used book in Good Condition.
A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Jonestown #ad - A gripping account of how decent people can be taken in by a charismatic and crazed tyrant” The New York Times Book Review. In 1954, a past or named jim jones opened a church in Indianapolis called Peoples Temple Full Gospel Church. In south america, they found themselves trapped in Jonestown and cut off from the outside world as their leader goaded them toward committing “revolutionary suicide” and deprived them of food, however, sleep, and hope.
A thousand lives is the story of Jonestown as it has never been told. Vividly written and impossible to forget, of corrupted ideals and senseless, A Thousand Lives is a story of blind loyalty and daring escapes, haunting loss. Government began to investigate allegations of abuse and false imprisonment in Jonestown, it was too late.
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples TempleSimon & Schuster #ad - Eventually, peoples Temple, Jones moved his church, to northern California. Guinn provides stunning new details of the events leading to the fatal day in November, 1978 when more than nine hundred people died—including almost three hundred infants and children—after being ordered to swallow a cyanide-laced drink.
Used book in Good Condition. Simon schuster. The road to jonestown is the definitive book about Jim Jones and the events that led to the tragedy at Jonestown. Guinn examined thousands of pages of FBI files on the case, including material released during the course of his research. He traveled to jones’s indiana hometown, where he spoke to people never previously interviewed, and uncovered fresh information from Jonestown survivors.
In this riveting narrative, jeff guinn examines jones’s life, drug use, from his extramarital affairs, and fraudulent faith healing to the fraught decision to move almost a thousand of his followers to a settlement in the jungles of Guyana in South America. He became involved in electoral politics, and soon was a prominent Bay Area leader.
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple #ad - His congregation was racially integrated, and he was a much-lauded leader in the contemporary civil rights movement. He even visited the jonestown site with the same pilot who flew there the day that Congressman Leo Ryan was murdered on Jones’s orders. 2018 edgar award finalist—best fact crime by the new york times bestselling author of Manson, authoritative, the comprehensive, and tragic story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre—the largest murder-suicide in American history.
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples TempleSimon & Schuster #ad - In this riveting narrative, drug use, from his early days as an idealistic minister to a secret life of extramarital affairs, and fraudulent faith healing, Jeff Guinn examines Jones’s life, before the fateful decision to move almost a thousand of his followers to a settlement in the jungles of Guyana in South America.
. But underneath the surface lurked a terrible darkness. Guinn examined thousands of pages of FBI files on the case, including material released during the course of his research. He even visited the jonestown site with the same pilot who flew there the day that Congressman Leo Ryan was murdered on Jones’s orders.
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple #ad - He traveled to jones’s indiana hometown, where he spoke to people never previously interviewed, and uncovered fresh information from Jonestown survivors. The road to jonestown is “the most complete picture to date of this tragic saga, and of the man who engineered it…The result is a disturbing portrait of evil—and a compassionate memorial to those taken in by Jones’s malign charisma” San Francisco Chronicle.
Eventually, peoples temple, to northern California, Jones moved his church, where he got involved in electoral politics and became a prominent Bay Area leader. Guinn provides stunning new details of the events leading to the fatal day in November, 1978 when more than nine hundred people died—including almost three hundred infants and children—after being ordered to swallow a cyanide-laced drink.
Used book in Good Condition. His congregation was racially mixed, and he was a leader in the early civil rights movement.
Stories from JonestownUniv Of Minnesota Press #ad - While only a handful of people present at the agricultural project survived that day in Jonestown, more than eighty members of Peoples Temple, led by Jim Jones, were elsewhere in Guyana on that day, and thousands more members of the movement still lived in California. Using more than two hundred hours of interview material, Fondakowski creates intimate portraits of these survivors as they tell their unforgettable stories.
Collectively this is a record of ordinary people, reassemble their lives, fathers and mothers, stigmatized as cultists, husbands and wives, and try to make sense of how a movement born in a gospel of racial and social justice could have gone so horrifically wrong—taking with it the lives of their sons and daughters, who after the Jonestown massacre were left to deal with their grief, and brothers and sisters.
Used book in Good Condition. The saga of jonestown didn’t end on the day in November 1978 when more than nine hundred Americans died in a mass murder-suicide in the Guyanese jungle. Weaving her own artistic journey of discovery throughout the book in a compelling historical context, moving, one of the most gripping, Fondakowski delivers, with both empathy and clarity, and humanizing accounts of Jonestown ever written.
Stories from Jonestown #ad - Emmy-nominated writer leigh fondakowski, who is best known for her work on the play and HBO film The Laramie Project, spent three years traveling the United States to interview these survivors, many of whom have never talked publicly about the tragedy. Simon schuster. As these survivors look back, we learn what led them to join the Peoples Temple movement, what life in the church was like, and how the trauma of Jonestown’s end still affects their lives decades later.
What emerges are portrayals both haunting and hopeful—of unimaginable sadness, guilt, and shame but also resilience and redemption.
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson MurdersW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Simon schuster. The #1 true crime bestseller of all time―7 million copies SoldIn the summer of 1969, a series of brutal, in Los Angeles, seemingly random murders captured headlines across America. The murders marked the end of the sixties and became an immediate symbol of the dark underside of that era.
Vincent bugliosi was the prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial, and this book is his enthralling account of how he built his case from what a defense attorney dismissed as only "two fingerprints and Vince Bugliosi. The meticulous detective work with which the story begins, the prosecutor's view of a complex murder trial, the reconstruction of the philosophy Manson inculcated in his fervent followers…these elements make for a true crime classic.
A thin trail of circumstances eventually tied the Tate-LeBianca murders to Charles Manson, a would-be pop singer of small talent living in the desert with his "family" of devoted young women and men. What was his hold over them? and what was the motivation behind such savagery? In the public imagination, over time, the case assumed the proportions of myth.
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders #ad - Great product! Helter skelter is not merely a spellbinding murder case and courtroom drama but also, in the words of The New Republic, a "social document of rare importance. 50 pages of black-and-white photographs Used book in Good Condition. A famous actress and her unborn child, an heiress to a coffee fortune, a supermarket owner and his wife were among the seven victims.
Manson: The Life and Times of Charles MansonSimon & Schuster #ad - Guinn interviewed manson’s sister and cousin, neither of whom had ever previously cooperated with an author. It was the culmination of a criminal career that author Jeff Guinn traces back to Manson’s childhood. Great product! At the same time he used them to pursue his long-standing musical ambitions. Childhood friends, cellmates, and even some members of the Manson family have provided new information about Manson’s life.
Guinn has made discoveries about the night of the Tate murders, answering unresolved questions, such as why one person near the scene of the crime was spared. Manson puts the killer in the context of the turbulent late sixties, an era of race riots and street protests when authority in all its forms was under siege.
Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson #ad - Simon Schuster. Used book in Good Condition. The new york times bestselling, filled with surprising new information and previously unpublished photographs: “A riveting, authoritative account of the life of Charles Manson, almost Dickensian narrative…four stars” People. More than forty years ago charles Manson and his mostly female commune killed nine people, among them the pregnant actress Sharon Tate.
His frustrated ambitions, combined with his bizarre race-war obsession, would have lethal consequences. Guinn shows us how manson created and refined his message to fit the times, persuading confused young women and a few men that he had the solutions to their problems. Guinn’s book is a “tour de force of a biography…manson stands as a definitive work: important for students of criminology, human behavior, and sociopathology…and compulsively readable” Ann Rule, popular culture, music, psychopathology, The New York Times Book Review.
Understanding Jonestown and Peoples TemplePraeger #ad - Great product! Simon schuster. This in-depth investigation of peoples Temple and its tragic end at Jonestown corrects sensationalized misunderstandings of the group and places its individual members within the broader context of religion in America. Demonstrates meticulous research by the author, a scholar who has a personal connection to the subject• Provides a comprehensive and balanced view of the entire history of Peoples Temple, with insight from families and the members themselves• Includes a new preface that updates our understanding of events on the 40th anniversary of Jonestown• Shows how Peoples Temple fits into the broader history of black religion in America Used book in Good Condition.
Waco: A Survivor's StoryHachette Books #ad - Carmel. The basis of the celebrated paramount network miniseries starring Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch--Waco is the critically-acclaimed, first person account of the siege by Branch Davidian survivor, David Thibodeau. Twenty-five years ago, the FBI staged a deadly raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco.
Simon schuster. Though he had never been religious in the slightest, Thibodeau gradually became a follower and moved to the Branch Davidian compound in Waco. We also understand Thibodeau's brutally honest assessment of the United States government's actions. The result is a memoir that reads like a thriller, with each page taking us closer to the eventual inferno.
Waco: A Survivor's Story #ad - Originally published as A Place Called Waco. We meet the men, women, and children of Mt. When he first met the man who called himself David Koresh, David Thibodeau was a drummer in a local a rock band. Used book in Good Condition. Simon Schuster. David thibodeau survived to tell the story. Texas.
Slavery of Faith: The untold story of the Peoples Temple from the eyes of a thirteen year old, her escape from Jonestown at 20 and life 30 years later.iUniverse #ad - Amongst the carnage would be her husband, sister, brother, nephew, niece, sister in law, mother, brother in law and the friends she had grown up and loved since 13. Simon Schuster. It shares her journey through psychological and spiritual jungles to reach a place of remembrance-- to "live their love and not their deaths.
Faith has allowed her the resiliency to as she states "tuck and roll" and discover that through pain, tragedy and joy, her life has found divine order. Tracking provided on most orders. Used book in Good Condition. It also takes the reader through the escape that she says was revealed to her in the spirit. Isbn13: 9780595512935.
Slavery of Faith: The untold story of the Peoples Temple from the eyes of a thirteen year old, her escape from Jonestown at 20 and life 30 years later. #ad - Slavery of faith reveals the life of a thirteen year old coming of age in the heart of People's Temple Disciples of Christ Church where the pastor Jim Jones, exhorted his followers to consider him divine and to call him "Father" while he touted his extra-marital affairs from the pulpit. That evening, she would be told that jonestown was gone along with her plan to escape and return with her father, Richard Wagner who was a part of the Concerned Relatives to free the rest of her family.
Slavery Of Faith. The quietly kept story of a young woman's escape through the jungles of Jonestown, Guyana the morning of the massacre November 18, 1978 and her struggles to live in the aftermath.