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Killer Cults: Shocking True Stories of the Most Dangerous Cults In History

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Deranged messiahs...brainwashed devotees...deadly consequences.

Descend into the harrowing world of the Killer Cults. See for yourself how bands of self-proclaimed "angels of death," fueled by lust, power and the thrill of death, committed unspeakable acts of violence.

Now, for the first time, author James J. Boyle takes you inside the inner sanctum of:

The Manson Family: The
Paperback, 280 pages
Published May 15th 1995 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Feb 26, 2009 Slayermel rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in true crime
Recommended to Slayermel by: Dawn Laird
This book was an interesting read. James J. Boyle takes you inside the twisted thinking of 11 different cult leaders. He gives you the stories behind the rise and fall of the leaders and their Cults. I only gave it 3 stars as I found some parts of the book repetitive and there where quite a few typos.

1. Charles Manson and the Manson "Family"
2. Jim Jones and the "People's Temple" in Jonestown
3. Gordon Kahl and the "Posse Comitatus"
4. Keith Ham aka Kirtanananda Swami Bhaktipada and the "Hare Kris
Jan 24, 2016 Fishface rated it liked it
This was a fun one, as books about killer cults go. Quite a few cases in here I never heard of, and the author included a few others that came and went so quickly in the news that I'd forgotten about them in the intervening years. The book needed a thorough copyediting but that did not distract from the overall effect.
Sep 05, 2012 Danielle rated it liked it
So how do you rate a book about twisted minds? I found it very fascinating how people blindly followed others; others who were sick and miserable. I had to wonder what exactly those cult leaders possessed that their followers did as they were told. And what little or no minds the followers must've had to do as they were told without question.
Oct 13, 2013 Teresa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: true-crime
Really interesting book
Starting from the beginning it featured stories of early cults that existed in ancient tribes all the way to the well known cults such as the peoples temple, the seige at waco and such. Highly recommend if you are interested in true crime and cult history
Feb 25, 2010 Aubrey rated it it was amazing
The part on JimmyJones is facinating!
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