Thorndike Press

The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

  • Jeff Guinn
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  • ISBN-10: 1410498654
  • ISBN-13: 9781410498656
  • DDC: 289.9
  • Shipping Weight: 2.05 lbs ( .93 kgs)
  • 972 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released April 2017
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A New York Times Bestselling Author

The bestselling author of Manson offers a comprehensive, authoritative, and tragic account of the life of Jim Jones and his church, Peoples Temple. 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 children — after being ordered to swallow a cyanide-laced drink.


Customer Reviews

“A vivid, fascinating revisitation of a time and series of episodes fast receding into history even as their forgotten survivors still walk among us.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Magisterial. . . . Guinn's exhaustive research, shrewd analysis, and engaging prose illuminate a monstrous yet tragic figure and the motives of those who lost their souls to him.”

— Publishers Weekly