The Road to Jonestown -Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

Author(s): Jeff Guinn

True Crime

In the 1950s, a young Indianapolis minister named Jim Jones preached a curious blend of the gospel and Marxism. His congregation was racially integrated, and he was a much-lauded leader in the contemporary civil rights movement.

In this riveting narrative, Jeff Guinn examines Jones's life, from his extramarital affairs, drug use, and fraudulent faith healing to the fraught decision to move almost a thousand of his followers to a settlement in the jungles of Guyana in South America. Guinn provides stunning new details of the events leading to the fatal day in November, 1978 when more than nine hundred people died--including almost three hundred infants and children--after being ordered to swallow a cyanide-laced drink.

Guinn examined thousands of pages of FBI files on the case, including material released during the course of his research. He traveled to Jones's Indiana hometown, where he uncovered fresh information from Jonestown survivors.

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The Road to Jonestown is a chilling and fascinating read. This book offers an excellent view into the life of Jim Jones, a charismatic flawed leader who ultimately convinced those he seduced into following him into making the ultimate sacrifice. The author takes you on a journey that makes you feel as if you’re watching everything as it happens. I highly recommend for anyone that likes true crime.

Alicia, The Book Grocer

General Fields

  • : 9781501175374
  • : Simon & Schuster
  • : Simon & Schuster
  • : 0.744
  • : July 2017
  • : 234mm X 154mm X 41mm
  • : United States
  • : August 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jeff Guinn
  • : 544
  • : 544
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 817
  • : 817
  • : English
  • : English
  • : 289.9
  • : 289.9