Understanding Jonestown and Peoples Temple

Author: Rebecca Moore
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440864802
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This in-depth investigation of Peoples Temple and its tragic end at Jonestown corrects sensationalized misunderstandings of the group and places its individual members within the broader context of religion in America. • Demonstrates meticulous research by the author, a scholar who has a personal connection to the subject • Provides a comprehensive and balanced view of the entire history of Peoples Temple, with insight from families and the members themselves • Includes a new preface that updates our understanding of events on the 40th anniversary of Jonestown • Shows how Peoples Temple fits into the broader history of black religion in America

A Sympathetic History of Jonestown

Author: Rebecca Moore
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780889468603
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A study of the People's Temple written with compassion and understanding, with special focus on the surviving family members of two of the victims. This work seeks to dispel the bizarre image propagated by the media.

Peoples Temple and Black Religion in America

Author: Rebecca Moore
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253216559
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The Peoples Temple movement ended on November 18, 1978 in their utopianist community of Jonestown, Guyana, when more than 900 members died, most of whom took their own lives. Only a handful lived to tell their story. Little has been written about the Peoples Temple in the context of black religion in America. Twenty-five years after the tragedy of Jonestown, scholars from various disciplines assess the impact of the Peoples Temple on the black religious experience.

The Road to Jonestown

Author: Jeff Guinn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476763844
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2018 Edgar Award Finalist—Best Fact Crime “A thoroughly readable, thoroughly chilling account of a brilliant con man and his all-too vulnerable prey” (The Boston Globe)—the definitive story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre, the largest murder-suicide in American history, by the New York Times bestselling author of Manson. In the 1950s, a young Indianapolis minister named Jim Jones preached a curious blend of the gospel and Marxism. His congregation was racially mixed, and he was a leader in the early civil rights movement. Eventually, Jones moved his church, Peoples Temple, to northern California, where he got involved in electoral politics and became a prominent Bay Area leader. But underneath the surface lurked a terrible darkness. In this riveting narrative, Jeff Guinn examines Jones’s life, from his early days as an idealistic minister to a secret life of extramarital affairs, drug use, and fraudulent faith healing, before the fateful 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 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 most complete picture to date of this tragic saga, and of the man who engineered it…The result is a disturbing portrait of evil—and a compassionate memorial to those taken in by Jones’s malign charisma” (San Francisco Chronicle).

Helter Skelter

Author: Vincent Bugliosi
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3959718683
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Im Sommer 1969 erschüttert eine Reihe bestialischer Morde Los Angeles und die USA. Sharon Tate, die schwangere Ehefrau von Roman Polanski, ist eines der sieben Opfer des Serienmörders Charles Manson. Vincent Bugliosi war leitender Staatsanwalt in diesem spektakulären Fall. In seinem meisterhaft geschriebenen Buch berichtet er, wie es ihm in minutiöser Detektivarbeit gelang, Charles Manson und seine ihm blind ergebene Hippie-Kommune für das Massaker hinter Gitter zu bringen. Die akribischen Ermittlungen, der komplexe Prozess, die kranke Weltanschauung, die Manson seinen Anhängern einflößte ... all dies macht diesen atemberaubend spannenden Weltbestseller aus. Seit 1971 sitzt Manson im Hochsicherheitsgefängnis, doch vergessen ist er noch lange nicht. Er ist zu einer diabolischen Kultfigur geworden, deren apokalyptisches Szenario und verschrobene Weltanschauung auch heute noch eine makabere Faszination ausüben. Dies ist eine Neuausgabe des 2010 erschienen Buchs Helter Skelter - Der Mordrausch des Charles Manson.

Salvation and Suicide

Author: David Chidester
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253216328
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Praise for the first edition: "[This] ambitious and courageous book [is a] benchmark of theology by which questions about the meaningful history of the Peoples Temple may be measured." --Journal of the American Academy of Religion Re-issued in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the mass suicides at Jonestown, this revised edition of David Chidester's pathbreaking book features a new prologue that considers the meaning of the tragedy for a post-Waco, post-9/11 world. For Chidester, Jonestown recalls the American religious commitment to redemptive sacrifice, which for Jim Jones meant saving his followers from the evils of capitalist society. "Jonestown is ancient history," writes Chidester, but it does provide us with an opportunity "to reflect upon the strangeness of familiar... promises of redemption through sacrifice."

Die Bestie von Florenz

Author: Douglas Preston
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426411016
Format: PDF
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Douglas Preston will einen schönen Sommer in der Toskana verbringen – doch dann erfährt er von einer spektakulären Mordserie. Die Bestie von Florenz hat sieben Paare brutal ermordet, und trotz langjähriger Polizeiarbeit, unzähligen Verdächtigen und Verurteilungen scheinen die Verbrechen noch nicht aufgeklärt zu sein. Gemeinsam mit dem italienischen Journalisten Mario Spezi beginnt Douglas Preston zu recherchieren. Die beiden decken nicht nur Ermittlungsfehler und Ungereimtheiten der italienischen Rechtsprechung auf, sondern geraten selbst in das Fadenkreuz der Ermittler. Der internationale Bestseller exklusiv im Knaur Taschenbuch: eine faszinierende und schockierende Anatomie des Verbrechens! Die Bestie von Florenz von Douglas Preston · Mario Spezi: Spannung pur im eBook!

Killing Congress

Author: Nancy E. Marion
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739183605
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Killing Congress: Assassinations, Attempted Assassinations, and other Violence Enacted on Members of the U.S. Congress analyzes all assassinations, attempted assassinations, and other violent acts carried out on members of Congress. Each chapter focuses on a particular incident, describing the events, the people involved, and the consequences of the violence.