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

The road to Jonestown, Jim Jones and Peoples Temple, Jeff Guinn
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-508) and index
individual biography
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The road to Jonestown
Nature of contents
Responsibility statement
Jeff Guinn
Sub title
Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
A portrait of the 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 new details about the events leading to the 1978 tragedy
Table Of Contents
Part one. Indiana -- Lynetta and Jim -- Lynn -- Jimmy -- Growing up -- Richmond -- Marceline -- Jim and Marceline -- Beginnings -- A church where you get something now -- Peoples Temple -- Gaining influence -- Father Divine -- "All races together" -- A man to be reckoned with -- Breakdown -- Brazil -- Looking west -- Part two. California -- Redneck Valley -- Dead end -- Resurrection -- Carolyn -- A socialist example -- Money -- Worker bees -- On the road -- Failures -- Drugs -- Sex -- Family -- The planning commission -- Los Angeles -- San Francisco -- Narrow escapes -- Reaching out -- the gang of eight -- Consequences -- The promised land -- Kimo -- City politics -- More money -- Defectors -- "Our year of ascendancy" -- New West -- Part three. Guyana -- Jonestown -- Concerned relatives and the first White Night -- Death will be painless -- Betrayals -- Unraveling -- final days -- "Some place that hope runs out" -- What happened? -- Aftermath
Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

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