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The Resource Stories from Jonestown, Leigh Fondakowski

Stories from Jonestown, Leigh Fondakowski

Label
Stories from Jonestown
Title
Stories from Jonestown
Statement of responsibility
Leigh Fondakowski
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The saga of Jonestown didn't end on the day in November 1978 when more than nine hundred Americans died in a mass murder-suicide in the Guyanese jungle. While only a handful of people present at the agricultural project survived that day in Jonestown, more than eighty members of Peoples Temple, led by Jim Jones, were elsewhere in Guyana on that day, and thousands more members of the movement still lived in California. Emmy-nominated writer Leigh Fondakowski, who is best known for her work on the play and HBO film The Laramie Project, spent three years traveling the United States to interview these survivors, many of whom have never talked publicly about the tragedy. Using more than two hundred hours of interview material, Fondakowski creates intimate portraits of these survivors as they tell their unforgettable stories. Collectively this is a record of ordinary people, stigmatized as cultists, who after the Jonestown massacre were left to deal with their grief, reassemble their lives, and try to make sense of how a movement born in a gospel of racial and social justice could have gone so horrifically wrong--taking with it the lives of their sons and daughters, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, and brothers and sisters. As these survivors look back, we learn what led them to join the Peoples Temple movement, what life in the church was like, and how the trauma of Jonestown's end still affects their lives decades later. What emerges are portrayals both haunting and hopeful--of unimaginable sadness, guilt, and shame but also resilience and redemption. Weaving her own artistic journey of discovery throughout the book in a compelling historical context, Fondakowski delivers, with both empathy and clarity, one of the most gripping, moving, and humanizing accounts of Jonestown ever written"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fondakowski, Leigh
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peoples Temple
  • Jones, Jim
  • Jones, Jim
  • Peoples Temple
  • Cults
  • Cults
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Cults
  • California
  • Guyana
Label
Stories from Jonestown, Leigh Fondakowski
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Days in November -- Lost voices -- List of interviews -- Collect all the tapes, all the writing, all the history -- Nobody was paying attention -- I was his son -- My button was fear -- Jonestown vortex -- A godly life -- A man of his word -- The air they breathed -- I've been to the shadows -- Until we meet again -- Take the city today -- Too black -- Homicide is suicide -- We all participated -- Sole survivor -- Hundreds of kids -- This is big -- Waylaid -- Stigmata -- The dream -- To whom much is given -- Sixty-seven cents -- Nefarious -- We were rising -- The basis of a book -- Beyond truth -- It's no mystery -- The promised land -- What a place for them -- Exodus -- That's Jonestown -- The revolution -- Death is real -- Second chance -- The ones who got away -- The known dead -- My children are there -- Conspiracist -- The ones who got away -- Undetermined -- Something to gain -- Evergreen -- I won't say anniversary -- A bittersweet gift -- After -- The 918 deaths of November 18, 1978 -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocn826685373
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (350 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816681730
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2357bs
  • 704a3288-76b8-46d0-a0b3-dc869fe59284
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826685373
Label
Stories from Jonestown, Leigh Fondakowski
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Days in November -- Lost voices -- List of interviews -- Collect all the tapes, all the writing, all the history -- Nobody was paying attention -- I was his son -- My button was fear -- Jonestown vortex -- A godly life -- A man of his word -- The air they breathed -- I've been to the shadows -- Until we meet again -- Take the city today -- Too black -- Homicide is suicide -- We all participated -- Sole survivor -- Hundreds of kids -- This is big -- Waylaid -- Stigmata -- The dream -- To whom much is given -- Sixty-seven cents -- Nefarious -- We were rising -- The basis of a book -- Beyond truth -- It's no mystery -- The promised land -- What a place for them -- Exodus -- That's Jonestown -- The revolution -- Death is real -- Second chance -- The ones who got away -- The known dead -- My children are there -- Conspiracist -- The ones who got away -- Undetermined -- Something to gain -- Evergreen -- I won't say anniversary -- A bittersweet gift -- After -- The 918 deaths of November 18, 1978 -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocn826685373
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (350 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816681730
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2357bs
  • 704a3288-76b8-46d0-a0b3-dc869fe59284
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826685373

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