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The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples…
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The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple (edição 2017)

por Jeff Guinn (Autor)

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A portrait of the cult leader behind the Jonestown Massacre examines his personal life, from his extramarital affairs and drug use to his fraudulent faith healing practices and his decision to move his followers to Guyana, sharing new details about the events leading to the 1978 tragedy.
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Título:The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
Autores:Jeff Guinn (Autor)
Informação:Simon & Schuster (2017), Edition: First Edition, 544 pages
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Jim Jones was the leader of the Peoples’ Temple. This is the group that, in November 1978, committed mass suicide in Guyana, by “drinking the Kool Aid” (it wasn’t actually Kool Aid, but a similar flavoured drink, laced with cyanide). Over 900 people died that day. This book is actually a biography of Jim Jones, so it looks at his entire life. When he was starting out, he was charismatic, he believed in a world (in the 50s) where races mixed freely, and he believed in socialism, where everyone helped everyone else. The socialism attracted some to his group, as did his so-called healing powers. As his group got bigger, he moved them from Indiana to California, and of course, later to Guyana. He was married, but had several affairs and children.

This was really good. I didn’t realize until I checked it out of the library that the author is Jeff Guinn. It was just last year that I read his book on Bonnie and Clyde and I thought it was so well-researched, as was this one. I actually didn’t know much about Jim Jones or his followers, so this was new to me (except the “Kool Aid” suicide). I can see where he would have been very charismatic and appealing with his outlook on life, initially, at least. I would have liked to know more of the aftermath and the people left behind; I suppose that would have been somewhat extraneous, though, since the book is a biography of Jim.

I listened to the audio, and I do wonder if the book might have some photos (I suspect so – his Bonnie and Clyde book did), so I may have missed out on that, but the narrator was good. It was long, so yes, I did lose interest occasionally, but not often and overall, I thought it was well done. ( )
  LibraryCin | Sep 4, 2021 |
An incredibly detailed and in depth account of the life of Jim Jones, Peoples Temple and his family and associates. If you have a strong interest on how this man came to be who he was, you will want to read this novel. Completely unbiased, fantastic use of historical documentation and interviews, just very matter-of-fact.

I received this book free from the publisher via netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.

Please see my full reviews available at www.coffeeandtrainspotting.com. ( )
  SarahRita | Aug 11, 2021 |
This is an exhaustive account of the life of Jim Jones and the evolution of his Peoples Temple. I became fascinated by this horrific tragedy in a high school sociology class when we studied cults and retained a lot of what I learned, but this goes much, much deeper...it's impressive just how much Jeff Guinn was able to compile about this whole story and present it in relatively complex light. At times, it did drag, but you know the inevitable is coming. Ugh. There are scumbags everywhere, no matter what, even with the best intentions.

I need to read something happy. For the next year, maybe. ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
I loved Guinn's book on Charles Manson and found this one just as well researched and interesting. I admit that I had a tough time focusing on the book from about halfway on to the end but I think that was my own issue rather than anything having to do with the book or narrator.

It was fascinating to hear first hand accounts of how what started as an organization focused on helping people ended up a deadly cult. I was also surprised by how similar some of the practices and beliefs presented here mirror those of Scientology - separating children from parents, banishing ex-members and not being allowed to have relationships with anyone outside of the church, etc.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever been interested in Peoples Temple or Jim Jones. ( )
  amcheri | May 25, 2021 |
Well done...
This is a biography on Rev. Jim Jones and his Peoples Temple. The Temple's mass suicide in 1978 in South America hit world news and is known throughout the world as one of the most tragic instances in history.
I'd like to say that this book was a hard one to read due to the subject matter. However, I believe that because of the way it is written it made it a much easier pill to swallow. This book is written as a biography not as a run of the mill true crime novel. There is nearly no police procedure and/or police jargon in this book. It is all written in a very straight forward manner but as if the author were telling the reader a story.
The story of Jim Jones is presented to the reader starting with his parents and ending with the aftermath of his death. The facts are presented to the reader in a non-biased way although the author does sprinkle in his opinion from time to time throughout the book. But for the most part, the way this book is written allows the reader to come to their own conclusions about the case and about Jones himself.
Throughout this book different newspaper and magazine articles as well as websites are mentioned. In looking up these sources myself while reading this book, I found that the information there is factual and complete damn near to the letter. I was most pleasantly surprised. This author definitely did his homework on this subject and it shows. BRAVO!
In this book the author doesn't just describe Jim Jones but also the times, places and people that he touched throughout his life whether for the good or the bad. He is able to describe to the reader and make you aware of Jim Jones's surroundings throughout the 50s, 60s and 70s and to paint a picture for the reader of the world that Jim Jones lived in.
The ending was heart wrenching. Even though we all may know what happened, reading about it in such vivid detail really brings it that much more to life. The author does a very good job with this. There is also an insert booklet accompanying the text of this book with black and white pictures not only of Jim Jones and his family but of the crime scene itself in 1978, which apparently no longer exists today.
In summary, this is a great book with a lot of very incredible information that I would definitely recommend to anyone interested in the subject. ( )
  SumisBooks | May 9, 2020 |
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During the late afternoon on Saturday, November 18, 1978, garbled radio messages began reaching Georgetown, the capital city of Guyana on the South American coast. (Prologue)
The way Lynetta Putnam Jones chose to remember it, she began life in privileged circumstances, was married only once to a handicapped veteran of World War I, was terribly mistreated by him and his cruel family, gave birth to a baby boy after a near-death mystic vision, faced down Depression-era bankers and backwoods religious charlatans, reformed a state prison system, unionized mistreated plant workers, and raised the world's greatest man, who was in fact more god than human thanks almost entirely to the constant nurturing of his devoted mother.
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