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A Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres
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May 03, 12

bookshelves: chilling-haunting-psycho-thriller, memoirs
Read from April 25 to May 03, 2012

** spoiler alert ** Popping Wow Novel: A charismatic preacher who can heal people, who multiplied KFC Chicken, had a food bank and made sure the poor were fed, had a free health clinic for those who had no medical aid, sheltered the homeless, and gave foster kids hope and a family….who would not want to join Rev. Jimmy Jones and his The People’s Temple congregation? “A Thousand Lives” is a Novel based on real historical accounts of survivors, eye-witnesses, released news footage, Jonestown own records, tape recordings, and other sources connected to an event that shocked and rocked the world. But who were these people? Were they fanatics themselves? Mentally ill? Did they truly wanted to commit “revolutionary suicide?”, why did they not escape? Julia Sheeres does a brilliant job in intertwining the diary of Jonestown, her interviews with the survivors, and other historical data with the elements of who these people were, their thoughts, their horror, and either their death or survival. This book was one I did not want to put down, but at the same time wanted me to seek out new information and then step away as I digest the story unfolding before me. A book I definitely recommend.
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Skyqueen "Free health linic" "gave...hope" "who would not want to join"? Does it not sound like Obama's Hope & Change and to fundamentally change America?? Haunting.


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