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Our father who art in hell

Author: James Reston, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Times Books, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the definitive work on the Guyana tragedy when on November 18, 1978, 913 followers of a captivating American preacher named Reverend Jim Jones and members of the People's Temple cult joined in a mass suicide, drinking poison (or having it injected into them) and lying down quietly to die together. Through the Freedom of Information Act, author James Reston, Jr. obtained more than 800 hours of tape recordings
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reston, James, 1941-
Our father who art in hell.
New York : Times Books, ©1981
(OCoLC)568757301
Online version:
Reston, James, 1941-
Our father who art in hell.
New York : Times Books, ©1981
(OCoLC)605221788
Named Person: Jim Jones; Jim Jones
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Reston, Jr.
ISBN: 0812909631 9780812909630
OCLC Number: 6890166
Description: xiii, 338 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The bishop's sanctuary --
The power of the profane word --
Jann --
The child in the triangle --
The greatest decision in history --
Tricking the natives --
To Russia, wistfully --
Mirrors and prisms --
Phantoms large and small --
May 13, 1978 --
The last of Jim Jones --
Apocalypse.
Responsibility: by James Reston, Jr.

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This is the definitive work on the Guyana tragedy when on November 18, 1978, 913 followers of a captivating American preacher named Reverend Jim Jones and members of the People's Temple cult joined in a mass suicide, drinking poison (or having it injected into them) and lying down quietly to die together. Through the Freedom of Information Act, author James Reston, Jr. obtained more than 800 hours of tape recordings made in the jungle. Reston chronicles the descent into madness of the cult leader, the Reverend Jim Jones. How could this have happened and why? Who was Jim Jones and what were his techniques? What was the shape of his descent into barbarism in the jungle? Who were his followers and what was the nature of their choice, if any, when Jones proposed that they all die together? - Publisher.

Tells the story of Jim Jones and People Temple in Guyana and the events that led to the mass suicide of 913 members of People's Temple.

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