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Going clear : Scientology, Hollywood, and the prison of belief

Author: Lawrence Wright
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with both current and former Scientologists--both famous and less well known--and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative skills to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology: its origins in the imagination of science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard; its struggles to find acceptance as a legitimate (and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: L Ron Hubbard; L Ron Hubbard; LaFayette Ron Hubbard
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Wright
ISBN: 9780307700667 0307700666 9780307745309 0307745309
OCLC Number: 818318033
Description: xiii, 430 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Scientology --
The convert --
Source --
Going overboard --
pt. 2. Hollywood --
The faith factory --
Dropping the body --
In service to the stars --
The future is ours --
Bohemian rhapsody --
TC and COB --
pt. 3. The prison of belief --
The investigation --
Tommy.
Other Titles: Scientology, Hollywood, and the prison of belief
Responsibility: Lawrence Wright.
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"Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with both current and former Scientologists--both famous and less well known--and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative skills to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology: its origins in the imagination of science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard; its struggles to find acceptance as a legitimate (and legally acknowledged) religion; its vast, secret campaign to infiltrate the U.S. government; its vindictive treatment of critics; its phenomenal wealth; and its dramatic efforts to grow and prevail after the death of Hubbard."--Publisher description.

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