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The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple - Jeff Guinn
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
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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... show more
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, a
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781476763828 (1476763828)
Pages no: 608
Edition language: English
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
5.0 THE ROAD TO JONESTOWN by Jeff Guinn, narrated by George Newbern
What a sad, sad, story. Even while I was listening, I was hoping for a different ending. Jeff Guinn is an excellent author of true crime. He is somehow able to relate the facts of the story without passing judgement. In this case, I learned a lot. The Peoples Church, (no apostrophe!), did a lot o...
BuckeyeAngel
BuckeyeAngel rated it
5.0 Excellent Book
The Road to Jonestown is the biographical account of mass-murder cult leader Jim Jones. This is an in-depth view of the man and the largest murder-suicide in American history. This book was an excellent view into the life of a horrible man that caused a horrible tragedy. The author takes you on a jo...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
5.0 The Road to Jonestown ★★★★★
This was a thorough examination of the evolution of The Peoples Temple from its socialist ideals and Christian roots to a cult willing and able to commit the 1978 atrocity of mass suicide and murder of over 900 men, women, and children. It examines as much as can be known of Jim Jones, the Temple’s ...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it
I chose to read this book because I didn't really know a lot about the Peoples Temple. All I really knew was that they were a cult, they moved their family to Guyana, they killed Senator Leo Ryan and several media when they tried to interfere and 900 of men, women and children drank the kool-aid and...
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