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

Guinn, Jeff, author. (Author).
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  • 10 of 17 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kershaw County Library System.

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Kershaw - Camden Library 364.15 GUI (Text) 33255003393205 Adult New Book Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476763828
  • 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.

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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.: 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.-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Jones, Jim, 1931-1978.
Peoples Temple.
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) > Clergy > Biography.
Jonestown Mass Suicide, Jonestown, Guyana, 1978.
Cults.
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