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The Resource Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult and my father Warren Jeffs, Rachel Jeffs

Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult and my father Warren Jeffs, Rachel Jeffs

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Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult and my father Warren Jeffs
Title
Breaking free
Title remainder
how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult and my father Warren Jeffs
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Jeffs
Title variation
Breaking free
Title variation remainder
how I escaped polygamy, the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints and my father Warren Jeffs
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it. Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture defined by subordinate sister wives and men they must obey. No one in this radical splinter sect of the Mormon Church was more powerful or terrifying than its leader Warren Jeffs - Rachel's father. Living outside mainstream Mormonism and federal law, Jeffs arranged marriages between under-age girls and middle-aged and elderly members of his congregation. In 2006, he gained international notoriety when the FBI placed him on its Ten Most Wanted List. Though he is serving a life sentence for child sexual assault, Jeffs' iron grip on the church remains firm, and his edicts to his followers increasingly restrictive and bizarre. In Breaking Free, Rachel blows the lid off this taciturn community made famous by John Krakauer's bestselling Under the Banner of Heaven to offer a harrowing look at her life with Warren Jeffs, and the years of physical and emotional abuse she suffered. Sexually assaulted, compelled into an arranged polygamous marriage, locked away in 'houses of hiding' as punishment for perceived transgressions, and physically separated from her children, Rachel, Jeffs' first plural daughter by his second of more than fifty wives, eventually found the courage to leave the church in 2015. But Breaking Free is not only her story - Rachel's experiences illuminate those of her family and the countless others who remain trapped in the strange world she left behind. A shocking and mesmerising memoir of faith, abuse, courage, and freedom, Breaking Free is an expose of religious extremism and a beacon of hope for anyone trying to overcome personal obstacles
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
ANL
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Jeffs, Rachel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jeffs, Warren
  • Jeffs, Rachel
  • Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Polygamy
  • Women in fundamentalist churches
  • Autobiographies
  • Cults
  • Abused wives #z United States
  • Sexual abuse victims
  • Ex-cultists
  • Mormon fundamentalism
  • Women in fundamentalist churches
  • Polygamy
  • Mormon fundamentalism
  • Abused wives
  • Mormon fundamentalism
  • Cults
  • Adult child sexual abuse victims
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Forced marriage
  • Mormon women
  • Polygamy
Label
Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult and my father Warren Jeffs, Rachel Jeffs
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United States in 2017 by HarperCollins Publishers
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
You could drive a car through my family tree -- Sins of the father -- Mind games -- Rebellion -- Keep your enemy close -- Heavenly Father offers a blessing -- Wedding -- Love, plural style -- The prophet rises -- Plural wife -- Do you have cows? -- Land of refuge -- This is what hell feels like -- The good years -- The raid -- Life goes on -- The noose tightens -- Purgatory -- Back in the fold -- Solitary confinement -- Enough -- Flirting with damnation -- Sister secret -- First one out -- Over the wall -- Answered prayers -- Epilogue
Control code
000061366801
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 285 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760632892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1013926808
Label
Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult and my father Warren Jeffs, Rachel Jeffs
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United States in 2017 by HarperCollins Publishers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
You could drive a car through my family tree -- Sins of the father -- Mind games -- Rebellion -- Keep your enemy close -- Heavenly Father offers a blessing -- Wedding -- Love, plural style -- The prophet rises -- Plural wife -- Do you have cows? -- Land of refuge -- This is what hell feels like -- The good years -- The raid -- Life goes on -- The noose tightens -- Purgatory -- Back in the fold -- Solitary confinement -- Enough -- Flirting with damnation -- Sister secret -- First one out -- Over the wall -- Answered prayers -- Epilogue
Control code
000061366801
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 285 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760632892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1013926808

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