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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 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 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 traveled to Jones's Indiana hometown, where he spoke to people never previously interviewed, and uncovered fresh information from Jonestown survivors
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guinn, Jeff
Dewey number
289.9
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press Large Print Popular and Narrative Nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jones, Jim
  • Peoples Temple
  • Jonestown Mass Suicide, Jonestown, Guyana, 1978
  • Large type books
  • Jones, Jim
  • Peoples Temple
  • Jonestown Mass Suicide (Guyana : 1978)
  • Christian communities
  • Cults
  • Mass suicide
  • Social reformers
  • California
  • Guyana
Label
The road to Jonestown : Jim Jones and Peoples Temple, Jeff Guinn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 945-952)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967201530
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
955 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410498656
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017009011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967201530
Label
The road to Jonestown : Jim Jones and Peoples Temple, Jeff Guinn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 945-952)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967201530
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
955 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410498656
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017009011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967201530

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