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The Strongest Poison

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The Strongest Poison

by , The Strongest Poison Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Strongest Poison book, Nearly one thousand members of the Peoples Temple settlement in Jonestown, Guyana, died in a massacre in November 1978. The deaths followed the killing of United States Congressman Leo Ryan and other Temple members as they attempted to leave the compound. Those killings, along with the massacre, were ordered by the cult's charismatic leader Jim Jones. Mark Lane had accompanied Congressman Ryan into Jonestown on a fact-finding mission and was captured and held hostage during the massacre. "I will tell the world the truth about what happened here." With those words, Mark Lane's guards allowed him to escape from his makeshift prison from what would soon become one of the most tragic events in 20th century America. Lane found himself fleeing for his life through the impenetrable darkness of the Guyanian rainforest as the sounds of the Jonestown massacre echoed behind him. In The Strongest Poison, Lane tells why he was there, what happened in the days leading up to the massacre, and relates the stories of the nearly 1,000 men and women who put their faith in Jim Jones and his jungle paradise, and died there. In this riveting tale of hope and renewal, despair and devastation, Lane explores the reasons behind the Peoples Temple's journey to Guyana, of the joyous celebrations and the hardships of the pioneering community. He also explores the reasons for Congressman Ryan's investigation into the community, exposing the decisions made by representatives of the United States government that pushed the increasingly irrational Jones to his breaking point.



The Road To Jonestown

The Road to Jonestown PDF
Author: Jeff Guinn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Book Size: 10.60 MB
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Category : True Crime
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The Road To Jonestown

by Jeff Guinn, The Road To Jonestown Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Road To Jonestown book, 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).



Intoxicating Followership

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Author: Wendy M. Edmonds
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Release Date: 2021-03-16
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Intoxicating Followership

by Wendy M. Edmonds, Intoxicating Followership Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Intoxicating Followership book, This book is for those who desire to gain insight into the leader/follower dynamic in order to serve others by unmasking the dangers of toxic followership, provide prevention suggestions, and reveal followers’ power, even in desperate situations.



The Jonestown Massacre

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Author: Jim Jones
Publisher: Temple Press (UK)
Release Date: 1993-01-01
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The Jonestown Massacre

by Jim Jones, The Jonestown Massacre Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Jonestown Massacre book, This new edition includes an introduction by Karl Eden putting events in Waco, Texas into context.



Jonestown Massacre Fbi Files

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Release Date: 2006
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Jonestown Massacre Fbi Files

by , Jonestown Massacre Fbi Files Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Jonestown Massacre Fbi Files book, "385 pages of files copied from FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and archived on CD-ROM covering the Jonestown Massacre. On November 18, 1978, Congressman Leo J. Ryan was shot and killed in Guyana, along with four other individuals. Congressman Ryan was visiting Jonestown, Guyana, for the purpose of conducting a Congressional inquiry into the activities of the People's Temple and Reverend Jim Jones. At the time of the shooting, Jim Jones set in motion the mass suicide/murder of 914 followers at Jonestown. The FBI investigated the murder of Congressman Leo J. Ryan under the code name "RYMUR" and in 1986, Lawrence John Layton was found guilty in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, of several federal violations, including Conspiracy to Murder a Congressman."--Http://www.paperlessarchives.com/rymur.html.



Stories From Jonestown

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Author: Leigh Fondakowski
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Release Date: 2014-05-14
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Stories From Jonestown

by Leigh Fondakowski, Stories From Jonestown Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Stories From Jonestown book, The saga of Jonestown didnOCOt end on the day in November 1978 when more than nine hundred Americans died in a mass murder-suicide in the Guyanese jungle. While only a handful of people present at the agricultural project survived that day in Jonestown, more than eighty members of Peoples Temple, led by Jim Jones, were elsewhere in Guyana on that day, and thousands more members of the movement still lived in California. Emmy-nominated writer Leigh Fondakowski, who is best known for her work on the play and HBO film "The Laramie Project," spent three years traveling the United States to interview these survivors, many of whom have never talked publicly about the tragedy. Using more than two hundred hours of interview material, Fondakowski creates intimate portraits of these survivors as they tell their unforgettable stories. Collectively this is a record of ordinary people, stigmatized as cultists, who after the Jonestown massacre were left to deal with their grief, reassemble their lives, and try to make sense of how a movement born in a gospel of racial and social justice could have gone so horrifically wrongOCotaking with it the lives of their sons and daughters, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, and brothers and sisters. As these survivors look back, we learn what led them to join the Peoples Temple movement, what life in the church was like, and how the trauma of JonestownOCOs end still affects their lives decades later. What emerges are portrayals both haunting and hopefulOCoof unimaginable sadness, guilt, and shame but also resilience and redemption. Weaving her own artistic journey of discovery throughout the book in a compelling historical context, Fondakowski delivers, with both empathy and clarity, one of the most gripping, moving, and humanizing accounts of Jonestown ever written.



Introduction To The Jonestown Massacre Conspiracies 1978

Introduction to the Jonestown Massacre Conspiracies 1978 PDF
Author: Joseph E. Green
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Release Date: 2018-08-20
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Introduction To The Jonestown Massacre Conspiracies 1978

by Joseph E. Green, Introduction To The Jonestown Massacre Conspiracies 1978 Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Introduction To The Jonestown Massacre Conspiracies 1978 book, What really happened at Jonestown? We know that 918 followers of Jim Jones's cult died from cyanide poisoning at the settlement in northern Guyana in 1978. This zine collects and dissects various theories around the massacre, including rumors of CIA involvement.



Jonestown Lullaby

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Author: Teri Buford O'Shea
Publisher: iUniverse
Release Date: 2011-09-14
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Category : Poetry
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Jonestown Lullaby

by Teri Buford O'Shea, Jonestown Lullaby Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Jonestown Lullaby book, At age nineteen, author Teri O’Shea joined Peoples Temple in California led by Jim Jones. A member for seven years, she escaped Peoples Temple three weeks before the massacre in Jonestown, Guyana. The raw and powerful poems in Jonestown Lullaby explore her experience in Jonestown and the aftermath of her survival. A personal confidant to Jim Jones for seven years, O’Shea writes about the harrowing nightmare of Jonestown with an intensity and passion seldom captured in poetic form. Teri was the last person to escape Peoples’ Temple before the massacre in Jonestown; now, she turns to writing to help find her way back to a more peaceful life. Jonestown Lullaby records her voyage, with vivid, stark images of the bewildering world that was Jonestown and the pathological madness of Jim Jones. Teri includes photographs of some of the Peoples Temple members who lived and lost their lives there; revealing an aspect of Jonestown rarely seen. This is her tribute to those who died so tragically. I Write I write from the poor side of silence Of an unholy priesthood that Captured my soul for a time These poems Neither confession nor biography Follow the voyage of a lonely spirit Into a realm where there are no answers



Raven

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Author: Tim Reiterman
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2008-11-13
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Raven

by Tim Reiterman, Raven Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Raven book, The basis for the upcoming HBO miniseries and the "definitive account of the Jonestown massacre" (Rolling Stone) -- now available for the first time in paperback. Tim Reiterman’s Raven provides the seminal history of the Rev. Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and the murderous ordeal at Jonestown in 1978. This PEN Award–winning work explores the ideals-gone-wrong, the intrigue, and the grim realities behind the Peoples Temple and its implosion in the jungle of South America. Reiterman’s reportage clarifies enduring misperceptions of the character and motives of Jim Jones, the reasons why people followed him, and the important truth that many of those who perished at Jonestown were victims of mass murder rather than suicide. This widely sought work is restored to print after many years with a new preface by the author, as well as the more than sixty-five rare photographs from the original volume.



Violence And Religious Commitment

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Author: Ken Levi
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Release Date: 1982
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Violence And Religious Commitment

by Ken Levi, Violence And Religious Commitment Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Violence And Religious Commitment book, Was the tragedy at Jonestown "an isolated case," or was it "an example of extremist cult behavior that emerges in times of great social upheaval?" The answer to this question, according to the contributors to this book, is important to all Americans as a basis for evaluating social and educational policy. Part I considers the general topic of sect violence, offering three positions. Chapter 1 contends that societal disruptions of the 1970's spawned distortions of alienation and devotion, resulting in "both extremely hostile and extremely selfless behavior. " Chapter 2 denies that the People's Temple resembled other new religious groups in significant ways, maintaining that the Jonestown massacre was a secular rather than a religious event. Chapter 3 takes an in-between position, holding that the People's Temple shared apocalyptic and communitarian views with other modern cults, but differed in respect to its leader's radicalism and paranoia. Part II presents three conceptual models for analyzing the People's Temple. Part III deals with reactions to Jonestown and other cult behavior, especially overreactions. Part IV, Chapter 11, is a first-hand account by a disillusioned former member who was murdered, reportedly by a People's Temple "hit squad," in February 1980, just after completing this chapter.



Seductive Poison

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Author: Deborah Layton
Publisher: Anchor
Release Date: 2010-08-18
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Seductive Poison

by Deborah Layton, Seductive Poison Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Seductive Poison book, In this haunting and riveting firsthand account, a survivor of Jim Jones's Peoples Temple opens up the shadowy world of cults and shows how anyone can fall under their spell. A high-level member of Jim Jones's Peoples Temple for seven years, Deborah Layton escaped his infamous commune in the Guyanese jungle, leaving behind her mother, her older brother, and many friends. She returned to the United States with warnings of impending disaster, but her pleas for help fell on skeptical ears, and shortly thereafter, in November 1978, the Jonestown massacre shocked the world. Seductive Poison is both an unflinching historical document and a suspenseful story of intrigue, power, and murder.



Slavery Of Faith

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Author: Leslie Wagner-Wilson
Publisher: iUniverse
Release Date: 2009-01
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Slavery Of Faith

by Leslie Wagner-Wilson, Slavery Of Faith Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Slavery Of Faith book, Slavery Of Faith...the quietly kept story of a young woman's escape through the jungles of Jonestown, Guyana the morning of the massacre November 18, 1978 and her struggles to live in the aftermath. November 18, 2008 marks 30 years since the Jonestown, Guyana Massacre/Suicides and the death of its founder, the Reverend Jim Jones. Escaping Jonestown, Guyana the morning of November 18,1978 with nine others, Leslie Wagner-Wilson then twenty one years old, trekked thirty seven miles through the jungle with a 40-pound care package strapped to her back with a sheet, her son, later to be known as the youngest survivor of Jonestown. That evening, she would be told that Jonestown was gone along with her plan to escape and return with her father, Richard Wagner who was a part of the Concerned Relatives to free the rest of her family. Amongst the carnage would be her husband, mother, brother, sister, niece, nephew, sister in law, brother in law and the friends she had grown up and loved since 13. Slavery of Faith reveals the life of a thirteen year old coming of age in the heart of People's Temple Disciples of Christ Church where the pastor Jim Jones, exhorted his followers to consider him divine and to call him "Father" while he touted his extra-marital affairs from the pulpit. The world of Jim Jones was one of inverted ideals, isolation and alienation. However, what began as a church that appealed to peoples inner spirit to help others, was turned into a living hell. Yet it was a place she would go, half a continent away, to be with her 2 year old son, who'd been taken to Jonestown by Jim Jones as he made his exodus to Guyana. It shares the horrors of Jonestown - the labor punishment squads, suicide drills, sleep deprivation, drugging, and humiliations. It also takes the reader through the escape that she says was revealed to her in the spirit. Thirty years since Jonestown, Slavery of Faith also chronicles her return to the U.S. under a veil of secrecy in fear of the "death squads," her fight to maintain her faith in her most darkest hours; suffering survivors guilt, drug addiction, a family suicide, and finally redemption. It shares her journey through psychological and spiritual jungles to reach a place of remembrance-- to "live their love and not their deaths." Faith has allowed her the resiliency to as she states "tuck and roll" and discover that through pain, tragedy and joy, her life has found divine order.