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The Resource Undaunted : surviving Jonestown, summoning courage, and fighting back, Jackie Speier

Undaunted : surviving Jonestown, summoning courage, and fighting back, Jackie Speier

Label
Undaunted : surviving Jonestown, summoning courage, and fighting back
Title
Undaunted
Title remainder
surviving Jonestown, summoning courage, and fighting back
Statement of responsibility
Jackie Speier
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An inspiring and powerful memoir of surviving the Jonestown massacre and becoming a fearless voice against injustice and inequality by California congresswoman Jackie Speier. Jackie Speier was twenty-eight when she joined Congressman Leo Ryan's delegation to rescue defectors from cult leader Jim Jones's Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana. Ryan was killed on the airstrip tarmac. Jackie was shot five times at point-blank range. While recovering from what would become one of the most harrowing tragedies in recent history, Jackie had to choose: Would she become a victim or a fighter? The choice to survive against unfathomable odds empowered her with a resolve to become a vocal proponent for human rights. From the formative nightmare that radically molded her perspective and instincts to the devastating personal and professional challenges that would follow, Undaunted reveals the perseverance of a determined force in American politics. Deeply rooted in Jackie's experiences as a widow, a mother, a congresswoman, and a fighter, hers is a story of true resilience, one that will inspire other women to draw strength from adversity in order to do what is right--no matter the challenges ahead
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Speier, Jackie
Dewey number
  • 328.73092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Speier, Jackie
  • United States
  • Speier, Jackie
  • United States
  • Jonestown Mass Suicide (Guyana : 1978)
  • Women legislators
  • Jonestown Mass Suicide, Jonestown, Guyana, 1978
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • Women legislators
  • California
  • Guyana
Label
Undaunted : surviving Jonestown, summoning courage, and fighting back, Jackie Speier
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
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
Contents
The early years -- Becoming Jackie -- Ryan girl -- Guyana -- Recovery and renewal -- Love and politics -- Endings and beginnings -- When one door closes -- Capitol hill -- Shattering silence
Control code
on1050279989
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 198 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781503903593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1050279989
Label
Undaunted : surviving Jonestown, summoning courage, and fighting back, Jackie Speier
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
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
Contents
The early years -- Becoming Jackie -- Ryan girl -- Guyana -- Recovery and renewal -- Love and politics -- Endings and beginnings -- When one door closes -- Capitol hill -- Shattering silence
Control code
on1050279989
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 198 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781503903593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1050279989

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