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The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

Jeff Guinn

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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.

A high-level member of Jim Jones's Peoples Temple for seven years, Deborah... View details

My mother was a mystery to me. Beautiful, often quiet, she secretly sketched portraits of women, closing her portfolio whenever I came unexpectedly into the sunroom. I often felt I was intruding on so...
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The Basis for the HBO Documentary. A National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist.

Scientology presents itself as a scientific approach to spiritual enlightenment, but its practices have long been shrouded in mystery. Now Law... View details

London, Ontario, is a middling manufacturing town halfway between Toronto and Detroit, once known for its cigars and breweries. In a tribute to its famous namesake, London has its own Covent Garden, P...
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One of nine survivors of the attack on the Branch Davidian compound in 1993 describes how he came to join the religious community and offers an eyewitness account of the tragedy... View details

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Tim Reiterman's Raven provides the seminal history of the Rev. Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and the murderous ordeal at Jonestown in 1978.

This PEN Award-winning work explores the ideals-gone-wrong, the intrigue, and the grim realities behind the ... View details

There was more than the usual anticipation that spring as hardwood groves burst into green and plows cut ribbons across the sandy loam fields in east central Indiana. As in other years, the fertile fa...
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An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong


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Cha ching, the slot machine in Connie’s garage went, like a cartoon, Peter’s features soaked in its rosy glow. He was eighteen, Connie’s older brother, and his forearms were the color of toast. His fr...
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An era has ended with the death of Charles Manson on November 19, 2017. The crimes that made him infamous and his name a household word happened in 1969, or 48 years ago. Most people alive today do not know much about this, but those who do remember ... View details

It was hot that night, but not as hot as the night before, when the temperature hadn’t dropped below 92 degrees. The three-day heat wave had begun to break a couple of hours before, about 10 P.M. on F...
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A haunting exploration of faith, from a preacher convicted of attempted murder to a first-hand account of holiness serpent handling-"One of the best books on American religion from the last 25 years" (Chicago Tribune)

For New York Times reporter Denn... View details

This descent into himself will, at the same time, be a descent into his region. It will be a descent through the darkness of the familiar into a world where, like the blind man cured in the gospels, h...
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An explosive first-person account by a young woman who spent fifteen years in a sex cult called the Children of God, which encouraged "sacred prostitution" and taught that "The Lord is our pimp."

Miriam Williams was an idealistic child of the sixties... View details

Introduction 1. “God Is A Pimp” 2. A Curiouser and Curiouser World 3. Through the Looking Glass 4. Sharing “One Wife” 5. “God’s Whores” 6. Flirty Fishing in the Kingdom 7. Casting the Net 8. Sacred Pr...
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This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America's isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake ... View details

And it shall come to pass that I, the Lord God, will send one mighty and strong, holding the scepter of power in his hand, clothed with light for a covering, whose mouth shall utter words, eternal wor...
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An eye-opening, no-holds-barred memoir about life in the Church of Scientology, now with a new afterword by the author-the outspoken actress and star of the A & E docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

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AS FAR BACK AS I can remember, I was always performing and trying to make people laugh. I grew up on I Love Lucy, Welcome Back, Kotter, Happy Days, Gilligan’s Island, Three’s Company, Sanford and Son,...
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