The Road to Jonestown
Jim Jones and Peoples TempleBook - 2017
In this riveting 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 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 traveled to Jones's Indiana hometown, where he uncovered fresh information from Jonestown survivors.
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Cynthia_N Jan 04, 2018
Slow read but very interesting! I can understand the attraction of Jones and his church in the beginning. His church was very much a socialist organization and took care of every member. Are you attending a local college? We will pay the tuition for you. Are you homeless? We have a home where... Read More »