The Resource The Road to Jonestown, Jeff Guinn, (electronic resource)

The Road to Jonestown, Jeff Guinn, (electronic resource)

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The Road to Jonestown
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The Road to Jonestown
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Jeff Guinn
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By the New York Times bestselling author of Manson , the comprehensive, authoritative, and tragic story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre?the largest murder-suicide in American history. In the 1950s, a young Indianapolis minister named Jim Jones preached a curious blend of the gospel and Marxism. His congregation was racially integrated, and he was a much-lauded leader in the contemporary civil rights movement. Eventually, Jones moved his church, Peoples Temple, to northern California. He became involved in electoral politics, and soon was a prominent Bay Area leader. In this riveting narrative, Jeff Guinn examines Jones's life, from his extramarital affairs, drug use, 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. 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. 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. 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 is the definitive book about Jim Jones and the events that led to the tragedy at Jonestown
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Guinn, Jeff
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1964-
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  • Biography & Autobiography
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The Road to Jonestown, Jeff Guinn, (electronic resource)
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9781508231851
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Label
The Road to Jonestown, Jeff Guinn, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781508231851
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sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
Stock number
46277C1A-311B-4F75-8D26-E3CCFC4A5BDF
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  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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