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Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the People's Temple

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Told by a former high-level member of the Peoples Temple and Jonestown survivor, Seductive Poison is the "truly unforgettable" (Kirkus Review) story of how one woman was seduced by one of the most notorious cults in recent memory and how she found her way back to sanity.

From Waco to Heaven's Gate, the past decade has seen its share of cult tragedies. But none has been quite so dramatic or compelling as the Jonestown massacre of 1978, in which the Reverend Jim Jones and 913 of his disciples perished. Deborah Layton had been a member of the Peoples Temple for seven years when she departed for Jonestown, Guyana, the promised land nestled deep in the South American jungle. When she arrived, however, Layton saw that something was seriously wrong. Jones constantly spoke of a revolutionary mass suicide, and Layton knew only too well that he had enough control over the minds of the Jonestown residents to carry it out. But her pleas for help--and her sworn affidavit to the U.S. government--fell on skeptical ears. In this very personal account, Layton opens up the shadowy world of cults and shows how anyone can fall under their spell. Seductive Poison is both an unflinching historical document and a riveting story of intrigue, power, and murder.

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Told by a former high-level member of the Peoples Temple and Jonestown survivor, "Seductive Poison" is the "truly unforgettable" ("Kirkus Reviews") story of how one woman was seduced by one of the most notorious cults in recent history and how she found her way back to sanity.

About the Author

Deborah Layton was born in 1953 and grew up in Berkeley, California. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area, where she is raising her daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385489843
Author:
Layton, Deborah
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
Cults, Demonism, the Occult
Subject:
Cults
Subject:
Jonestown mass suicide, jonestown, guyana, 19
Subject:
Jones, Jim
Subject:
Peoples Temple
Subject:
Jonestown Mass Suicide, Jonestown, Guyana, 1978.
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Anchor Books trade paperback ed.
Series Volume:
no. 85
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 PAGES OF PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.98x5.28x.81 in. .58 lbs.

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