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Cult city : Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 days that shook San Francisco

Author: Daniel J Flynn
Publisher: Wilmington, DE : ISI Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In November 1978, the Reverend Jim Jones orchestrated the murders and suicides of 918 people at a remote jungle outpost in South America. Days later, Harvey Milk, one of America's first openly gay elected officials--and a vocal supporter of Jim Jones--is assassinated in San Francisco's City Hall. Almost immediately, the lives and deaths of Jim Jones and Harvey Milk became shrouded in myth. Now, forty years later,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Flynn, Daniel J., 1974-
Cult City.
Willmington, DE : ISI Books, [2018]
(OCoLC)1057551051
Named Person: Harvey Milk; Jim Jones; Jim Jones; Harvey Milk
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Flynn
ISBN: 9781610171519 1610171519
OCLC Number: 1035509217
Description: v, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "A struggle against oppression" --
"Ever westward" --
"I saw that he had powers" --
"Harvey Milk is a nut" --
"To Harvey Milk, a good friend" --
"I think they stole the election" --
"It was very freaky" --
"A leopard never changes its spots" --
"Grass, gays, and godlessness" --
"Such greatness I have found at Jim Jones' Peoples' Temple" --
"He Didn't like betrayal" --
"Let's get the fuck out of here" --
"We committed an act of revolutionary suicide" --
"I hope Dan White's got an alibi" --
"We do not engage in sanitizing the facts."
Other Titles: Ten days that shook San Francisco
Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 days that shook San Francisco
Responsibility: Daniel J. Flynn.

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"In November 1978, the Reverend Jim Jones orchestrated the murders and suicides of 918 people at a remote jungle outpost in South America. Days later, Harvey Milk, one of America's first openly gay elected officials--and a vocal supporter of Jim Jones--is assassinated in San Francisco's City Hall. Almost immediately, the lives and deaths of Jim Jones and Harvey Milk became shrouded in myth. Now, forty years later, this book, the product of a decade of research, including extensive archival work and dozens of exclusive interviews, clarifies our understanding."--Provided by publisher.

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