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This review is from: Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People (Paperback)
If you're looking for the definitive story on Jim Jones & the Jonestown massacre, then this is the book you need. It's a huge book that is testament to the authors thorough research and is told in a style that builds slowly to the horrifying conclusion.
The author was present as a journalist at the time Jones whole empire started to unravel, and the description of the attempt on his life by Jones supporters is chilling. It blends well with the whole story about Jones humble beginnings to his recruitment of people from all walks of life who bought into his vision.
Echoes of Jones manipulation of his followers and promotion of the cult of personality can still be seen in North Korea today. Truly terrifying.
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