9781416596400-1416596402-A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Jonestown

A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Jonestown

ISBN-13: 9781416596400
ISBN-10: 1416596402
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Scheeres, Julia
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Free Press
Format: Paperback 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781416596400
ISBN-10: 1416596402
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Scheeres, Julia
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Free Press
Format: Paperback 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Scheeres, Julia wrote A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Jonestown comprising 336 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1416596402 and 9781416596400. Since then A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Jonestown textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.11 or rent at the marketplace.

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“A gripping account of how decent people can be taken in by a charismatic and crazed tyrant” (The New York Times Book Review).

In 1954, a past or named Jim Jones opened a church in Indianapolis called Peoples Temple Full Gospel Church. He was a charismatic preacher with idealistic beliefs, and he quickly filled his pews with an audience eager to hear his sermons on social justice. As Jones’s behavior became erratic and his message more ominous, his followers leaned on each other to recapture the sense of equality that had drawn them to his church. But even as the congregation thrived, Jones made it increasingly difficult for members to leave. By the time Jones moved his congregation to a remote jungle in Guyana and the U.S. government began to investigate allegations of abuse and false imprisonment in Jonestown, it was too late.

A Thousand Lives is the story of Jonestown as it has never been told. New York Times bestselling author Julia Scheeres drew from tens of thousands of recently declassified FBI documents and audiotapes, as well as rare videos and interviews, to piece together an unprecedented and compelling history of the doomed camp, focusing on the people who lived there.

The people who built Jonestown wanted to forge a better life for themselves and their children. In South America, however, they found themselves trapped in Jonestown and cut off from the outside world as their leader goaded them toward committing “revolutionary suicide” and deprived them of food, sleep, and hope. Vividly written and impossible to forget, A Thousand Lives is a story of blind loyalty and daring escapes, of corrupted ideals and senseless, haunting loss.
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