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

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

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The road to Jonestown : Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
Title
The road to Jonestown
Title remainder
Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Guinn
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eng
Summary
By the New York Times bestselling author of Manson, the comprehensive, authoritative, and tragic story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre--the largest murder-suicide in American history.In the 1950s, a young Indianapolis minister named Jim Jones preached a curious blend of the gospel and Marxism. His congregation was racially integrated, and he was a much-lauded leader in the contemporary civil rights movement. Eventually, Jones moved his church, Peoples Temple, to northern California. He became involved in electoral politics, and soon was a prominent Bay Area leader. 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 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 definitive book about Jim Jones and the events that led to the tragedy at Jonestown
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TEFOD
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289.8
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Read by George Newbern
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The road to Jonestown : Jim Jones and Peoples Temple, Jeff Guinn
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2914112
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (17 hr., 37 min., 51 sec.))
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online
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9781508231837
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sound
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46277C1A-311B-4F75-8D26-E3CCFC4A5BDF
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(OCoLC)982247979
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Label
The road to Jonestown : Jim Jones and Peoples Temple, Jeff Guinn
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2914112
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn982247979
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (17 hr., 37 min., 51 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508231837
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
46277C1A-311B-4F75-8D26-E3CCFC4A5BDF
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(OCoLC)982247979
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