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A piece of blue sky : Scientology, Dianetics, and L. Ron Hubbard exposed

Author: Jon Atack
Publisher: New York, NY : Carol Pub. Group, ©1990.
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A former Church of Scientology member describes his experience in that organization, outlining the mind-control and dollar-extraction methods it employs on its members and offering a revealing look at the life of Scientology creator L. Ron Hubbard.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Atack, Jon.
Piece of blue sky.
New York, NY : Carol Pub. Group, ©1990
(OCoLC)679313722
Named Person: L Ron Hubbard; La Fayette Ronald Hubbard; LaFayette Ron Hubbard
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Atack
ISBN: 081840499X 9780818404993
OCLC Number: 20934706
Notes: "A Lyle Stuart book."
Description: xi, 428 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface / Russell Miller --
What is Scientology? --
Part 1: Inside Scientology 1974-1983 --
My beginnings --
Saint Hill --
On to OT --
The seeds of dissent --
Part 2: Before Dianetics 1911-1949 --
Hubbard's beginnings --
Hubbard in the East --
Hubbard the explorer --
Hubbard as hero --
His miraculous recovery --
His magickal career --
Part 3: The bridge to total freedom 1949-1966 --
Building the bridge --
The Dianetic foundations --
Wichita --
Knowing how to know --
The religion angle --
The lord of the manor --
The world's firs real clear --
part 4: The sea organization 1966-1976 --
Scientology at sea --
Heavy ethics --
The empire strikes back --
The death of Susan Meister --
Hubbard's travels --
The flag land base --
Part 5: The guardian's office 1974-1980 --
The guardian unguarded --
Infiltration --
Operation Meisner --
part 6: The commodore's messengers 1977-1982 --
Making movies --
The rise of the messengers --
The young rulers --
The Clearwater hearings --
The religious technology center and the international finance police --
Part 7: The independents 1982-1984 --
The mission holders' conference --
The Scientology war --
Splintering --
Stamp out the squirrels! --
Part 8: Judgments --
Scientology at law --
The child custody case --
SIgning the pledge --
Dropping the body --
After Hubbard --
Part 9: Summing up --
The founder --
The Scientologist --
Fair game, ethics and the scriptures.
Responsibility: by Jon Atack.

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A former Church of Scientology member describes his experience in that organization, outlining the mind-control and dollar-extraction methods it employs on its members and offering a revealing look at the life of Scientology creator L. Ron Hubbard.

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