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  • Road to Jonestown

  • Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
  • By: Jeff Guinn
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,803
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658

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. Eventually Jones moved his church, Peoples Temple, to Northern California. He became involved in electoral politics and soon was a prominent Bay Area leader.

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  • Very Interesting to Learn About the Events

  • By Celeste on 04-13-18

Religion, politics and death. The story of humans and their need to belong.

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Reviewed: 05-09-17

Charismatic individuals throughout history have succeeded in destroying the lives of entire generations. Jim Jones is no exception. This book explores the early years of Jones childhood and a glimpse into possible psychological effects of his upbringing. The Road to Jonestown is a must read for anyone fascinated with human behavior.

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