Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Biblio Smiles
When You're Here, We'll Make a Book Nerd Out of You
 
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
  Our Catalog   Death & Grief   Suicide

The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple


Super Savings Item! Save 35% on the The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Simon & Schuster at Biblio Smiles. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. 2018 Edgar Award Finalist—Best Fact Crime “A thoroughly readable, thoroughly chilling account of a brilliant con man and his all-too vulnerable


Product Description

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).

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Simon & Schuster
Publisher:Simon & Schuster
Studio:Simon & Schuster
EAN:9781476763835
Item Size:1.3 x 8.37 x 8.37 inches
Package Weight:0.98 pounds
Package Size:5.51 x 1.46 x 1.46 inches

The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Simon & Schuster

Buy Now:
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

Brand: Simon & Schuster
4.6 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$17.00
$11.05
You Save: 35%


Quantity:  

 


View More In Suicide.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by Simon & Schuster, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Last:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


Point Man: How a Man Can Lead His Family
By WaterBrook Press
mpn: 381269, ean: 9781590521267, isbn: 1590521269,
This bestselling classic encourages and equips Christian men to lead their families successfully through hazards and ambushes like divorce, promiscuity, suicide, and drug addiction. Men will find practical insight on topics such as a father's influen...

The End of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists
By HarperCollins Christian Pub.
mpn: 572519, ean: 9780310282518, isbn: 0310282519,
When you pray, are you talking to a God who exists? Or is God nothing more than your “imaginary friend,” like a playmate contrived by a lonely and imaginative child?When author Sam Harris attacked Christianity in Letter to a Christian Nation, rev...

The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating
By New Harbinger Publications
ean: 9781572247109, isbn: 157224710X,
Kiera Van Gelder's first suicide attempt at the age of twelve marked the onset of her struggles with drug addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress, self-harm, and chaotic romantic relationships-all of which eventually led to doctors' belated diag...

No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America
By HACHETTE
mpn: 9780316341172, ean: 9780316341172, isbn: 0316341177,
* Finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award * Washington Post Notable Book of the Year * People Magazine Best Book of the Year * Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year *"Extraordinary and courageous . . . No doubt if everyone we...

Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression (An Instant Help Book for Teens)
By Instant Help
mpn: 1488, ean: 9781572246119, isbn: 1572246111,
Many people experience depression at one time or another in their lives, but during the adolescent years, the vast number of physical, emotional, and mental changes that occur make teens even more susceptible to feelings of confusion or sadness. Howe...

Clinical Interviewing
By Wiley
ean: 9781119215585, isbn: 1119215587,
Fully updated guide to proven, practical strategies for conducting effective interviews ­– including access code to online videos Clinical Interviewing is the essential guide to conducting initial interviews, suicide assessment, mental status ex...

Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality
By Baker Pub Group/Baker Books
mpn: 179469, ean: 9780801075728, isbn: 0801075726,
Why the Call to Love Thy Body?  To counter the hostility toward the human body and biological facts of life driving many of today's headline stories. Many people absorb pre-packaged media mantras on watershed moral issues without being aware of t...

To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
By Doubleday Books
mpn: 9780385522274, ean: 9780385522274, isbn: 0385522274,
From the author of the bestselling Anam Cara comes a beautiful collection of blessings to help readers through both the everyday and the extraordinary events of their lives.John O’Donohue, Irish teacher and poet, has been widely praised for his gif...

Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God
By Thomas Nelson
ean: 9780718096144, isbn: 0718096142,
What is shaking in your world? Possibly your future, your faith, your family, or finances? It's a shaky world out there. In Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado offers enc...

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One
By Brook Noel
mpn: 9781402212215, ean: 9781402212215, isbn: 1402212216,
The grief books that just "gets it".Each year about eight million Americans suffer the unexpected death of a loved one. For those who face the challenges of sudden death, the classic guide I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye offers a comforting hand to hol...



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
© 2019 - bibliosmiles.com. All Rights Reserved.