Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People

Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People

by Tim Reiterman
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Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People by Tim Reiterman

The basis for the upcoming HBO miniseries and the "definitive account of the Jonestown massacre" (Rolling Stone) -- now available for the first time in paperback.

Tim Reiterman’s Raven provides the seminal history of the Rev. Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and the murderous ordeal at Jonestown in 1978.

This PEN Award–winning work explores the ideals-gone-wrong, the intrigue, and the grim realities behind the Peoples Temple and its implosion in the jungle of South America. Reiterman’s reportage clarifies enduring misperceptions of the character and motives of Jim Jones, the reasons why people followed him, and the important truth that many of those who perished at Jonestown were victims of mass murder rather than suicide.

This widely sought work is restored to print after many years with a new preface by the author, as well as the more than sixty-five rare photographs from the original volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440634468
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/13/2008
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 688
Sales rank: 155,061
File size: 18 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Tim Reiterman is a prizewinning journalist who extensively covered Jonestown for the San Francisco Examiner. He was wounded in the Guyanese jungle airstrip attack that killed a U.S. congressman, plus three reporters, and a Peoples Temple defector. A longtime writer and editor at the Los Angeles Times, Reiterman worked for the past eight years as Northern California News Editor for the Associated Press and now heads AP’s global environmental reporting team. Reiterman originally published Raven in 1982. His collaborator John Jacobs was a widely respected journalist who died in 2000

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Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haunting and disturbing. I bought this for my husband, a history buff, and he was too disturbed by the content to finish it. I read it instead, and while it is difficult (emotionally) to read, it is extremely well written and researched. I had a difficult time putting it down. If you can handle the subject matter, this is a very interesting book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually have one of the first hard back books and have read it many times over the years. It takes you inside the temple from the very begining to the horrifing end. It shows how his mental health took him from a good man to a monster. It also shows how a normal person can be attracted to what becomes a cult. I will buy the paperback of this book so i can loan it to others . Really is a must read.
karen63Kl More than 1 year ago
Very readable. Written by someone who actually knew Jim Jones. Show the disintigration of his personality and his descent into madness. Answers some of the questions that have lingered for years.
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Hands down the best tell-all true crime novel i've ever read! Absolutely fascinating- couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the most credible account of the life and atrocities of jim jones ever written. If you want the truth and if you can deal with the darkness of this extremely satanic monster, read this book. It is at least good to know a few people escaped, not the least of which was his own biological son stevan. I hope he is doing well. He was one of only a few that tried to stand between his father and the evil his father constantly perpetrated.
Kamina33 More than 1 year ago
Deep, dark and will leave you wondering how such a man could have sooo much power.
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