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Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People

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ISBN13: 9781585426782
ISBN10: 1585426784
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The“seminal book on the story of Jonestow” (Associated Press) is restored to print for the thirtieth anniversary of the Jonestown massacre, with a new preface by the author.

After many years, one of the most widely sought out-of- print books is newly available: Raven reveals the complete, shocking story of Jonestown, providing the definitive account of the worst cult tragedy in American history.

Tim Reiterma‛s PEN Award–winning work explores the ideals-gone-wrong, the intrigue, and grim realities behind the Peoples Temple and its implosion in the jungle of South America. Raven clarifies historical misperceptions regarding the character and motives of Jim Jones; the reasons why people followed him; and the important truth that many of those who perished at Jonestown were victims of mass murder rather than suicide.

Here is the unparalleled record of a catastrophe the world still struggles to comprehend.

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The seminal book on the story of Jonestown ("Associated Press") is restored to print for the 30th anniversary of the Jonestown massacre, with a new preface by PEN Award-winning author Reiterman.

Synopsis:

For the first time in paperback, Tim Reiterman’s Raven provides the definitive history of the Rev. Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and the murderous ordeal at Jonestown three decades ago. This PEN Award–winning work explores the ideals-gone-wrong, the intrigue, and the grim realities behind the Peoples Temple and its implosion in the jungle of South America. Reiterman’s reportage clarifies enduring misperceptions of the character and motives of Jim Jones, the reasons why people followed him, and the important truth that many of those who perished at Jonestown were victims of mass murder rather than suicide.

This widely sought work is restored to print after many years with a new preface by the author, as well as the more than sixty-five rare photographs from the original volume.

About the Author

Tim ReitermanN is a prizewinning journalist who extensively covered Jonestown for The San Francisco Examiner. He was wounded in the jungle airstrip attack that killed Representative Leo Ryan, plus three reporters and a temple defector. Reiterman has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and other national broadcasts. In the past two years, he was featured in a History Channel docudrama about the final days of Jonestown, as well as an Oscar– nominated documentary on Jonestown for PB‛s American Experience. Reiterman writes for the Los Angeles Times. His collaborator John Jacobs was a widely respected journalist who died in 2000.

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JLH3179, May 3, 2011 (view all comments by JLH3179)
This book was phenomenal and so well-written. Like most people, all I knew about Jonestown and People's Temple was from the news and some documentaries. This well-researched book goes far beyond that to provide in-depth information about how Jim Jones and the movement transformed from a small Indiana church to an abusive, socialist commune with over 900 dead in the Guyana jungle. A disturbing but amazing book. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781585426782
Author:
Reiterman, Tim
Publisher:
Tarcher
With:
Jacobs, John
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Christianity - Denominations
Subject:
History
Subject:
Jones, Jim
Subject:
Peoples Temple
Subject:
Cults
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.9 x 1.81 in 1.75 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 688 pages Jeremy P. Tarcher - English 9781585426782 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The seminal book on the story of Jonestown ("Associated Press") is restored to print for the 30th anniversary of the Jonestown massacre, with a new preface by PEN Award-winning author Reiterman.
"Synopsis" by ,

For the first time in paperback, Tim Reiterman’s Raven provides the definitive history of the Rev. Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and the murderous ordeal at Jonestown three decades ago. This PEN Award–winning work explores the ideals-gone-wrong, the intrigue, and the grim realities behind the Peoples Temple and its implosion in the jungle of South America. Reiterman’s reportage clarifies enduring misperceptions of the character and motives of Jim Jones, the reasons why people followed him, and the important truth that many of those who perished at Jonestown were victims of mass murder rather than suicide.

This widely sought work is restored to print after many years with a new preface by the author, as well as the more than sixty-five rare photographs from the original volume.

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