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The Resource The road to Jonestown : Jim Jones and Peoples Temple, Jeff Guinn

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

Label
The road to Jonestown : Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
Title
The road to Jonestown
Title remainder
Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Guinn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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' 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 travelled to Jones' 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
Summary
A portrait of the influential cult leader behind the Jonestown Massacre examines his personal life, from his extramarital affairs and drug use to his fraudulent faith healing practices and his decision to move his followers to Guyana, sharing astonishing new details about the events leading to the 1978 tragedy
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10558698
Cataloging source
DLC
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Guinn, Jeff
Dewey number
364
Illustrations
photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Jones, Jim
  • Peoples Temple
  • Jonestown Mass Suicide, Jonestown, Guyana, 1978
Target audience
adult
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Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
Label
The road to Jonestown : Jim Jones and Peoples Temple, Jeff Guinn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 855-952)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059701137
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print Edition.
Extent
955 pages (large print) + 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410498656
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017009011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)967201530
Label
The road to Jonestown : Jim Jones and Peoples Temple, Jeff Guinn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 855-952)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059701137
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print Edition.
Extent
955 pages (large print) + 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410498656
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017009011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)967201530

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