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Seductive Poison A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the People's Temple

ISBN-10: 0385489846
ISBN-13: 9780385489843
Edition: N/A
Authors: Deborah Layton
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Description: Told by a former high-level member of the Peoples Temple and Jonestown survivor, Seductive Poison is the "truly unforgettable" (Kirkus Review) story of how one woman was seduced by one of the most notorious cults in recent memory and how she found  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/9/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682

Told by a former high-level member of the Peoples Temple and Jonestown survivor, Seductive Poison is the "truly unforgettable" (Kirkus Review) story of how one woman was seduced by one of the most notorious cults in recent memory and how she found her way back to sanity. From Waco to Heaven's Gate, the past decade has seen its share of cult tragedies. But none has been quite so dramatic or compelling as the Jonestown massacre of 1978, in which the Reverend Jim Jones and 913 of his disciples perished. Deborah Layton had been a member of the Peoples Temple for seven years when she departed for Jonestown, Guyana, the promised land nestled deep in the South American jungle. When she arrived, however, Layton saw that something was seriously wrong. Jones constantly spoke of a revolutionary mass suicide, and Layton knew only too well that he had enough control over the minds of the Jonestown residents to carry it out. But her pleas for help--and her sworn affidavit to the U.S. government--fell on skeptical ears. In this very personal account, Layton opens up the shadowy world of cults and shows how anyone can fall under their spell. Seductive Poison is both an unflinching historical document and a riveting story of intrigue, power, and murder.

Foreword
Prologue
Secrets and Shadows
Exiled
Lost and Found
Indoctrination
Father Loves Us
Resurrection
Bad Press
Exodus to Paradise
Guyana--The Promised Land
Welcome to Jonestown
Hints of Madness
Dark Days--White Nights
Sickly Ascension
Forsaking Mama
Escaping Paradise
No Place to Hide
Emergency Standby
Doesn't Anyone Hear Me?
Descent into the Abyss
Hope Extinguished, November 18, 1978
Epilogue
Acknowledgments

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