First-Person Accounts

Barbour, Kathryn. Who Died. Niles, OH: Katbard Publishing, 2015.
  1. Articles by Kathryn (Tropp) Barbour, author and publisher
    1. Redefining Jonestown (2015)
    2. Channeling the Pioneers (2015)
  2. Take a Picture of This, a review essay by Craig Foreman (2015)
Brailey, Jeffrey. The Ghosts of November: Memoirs of an Outsider Who Witnessed the Carnage at Jonestown, Guyana. San Antonio, Tex.: J & J Publishers, 1998. (The entirety of the book also appears here.)

Feinsod, Ethan. Awake in a Nightmare. Jonestown: The Only Eyewitness Account. New York: W. W. Norton, 1981. (Information provided by Odell Rhodes.)

Kahalas, Laurie Efrein. Snake Dance: Unravelling the Mysteries of Jonestown. New York: Red Robin Press, 1998.

Kern, Phil and Doug Wead. People’s Temple, People’s Tomb. Plainfield, N.J.: Logos International, 1979.

Klineman, George and Sherman Butler, and David Conn. The Cult that Died: The Tragedy of Jim Jones and the People’s Temple. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1980.

Kohl, Laura Johnston. Jonestown Survivor: An Insider’s Look. New York: IUniverse, 2010. (Author’s description of book appears here . The iUniverse description of the book appears here. A review on Amazon.com appears here.)

Krause, Charles, with Laurence M. Stern, Richard Harwood and the staff of the Washington Post. Guyana Massacre: The Eyewitness Account. New York: Berkley Publishing, 1978.

Lane, Mark. Citizen Lane. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2012. (A review by Matthew Thomas Farrell appears here.)

–––––. The Strongest Poison. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1980; The Lane Group, LLC (2014). (A review by Matthew Thomas Farrell appears here.)

Layton, Deborah. Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor’s Story of Life and Death in the Peoples Temple. New York: Anchor Books, 1998.

Mills, Jeannie. Six Years with God: Life Inside Rev. Jim Jones’s Peoples Temple. New York: A&W Publishers, 1979.

Moore, Rebecca. In Defense of Peoples Temple. Lewiston, N.Y.: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1988.*

_____. The Jonestown Letters: Correspondence of the Moore Family 1970-1985. Lewiston, N.Y.: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1986.*

Stoen, Timothy Oliver. Marked For Death: My War With Jim Jones the Devil of Jonestown. North Charleston, South Carolina: CreativeSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.

Thielmann, Bonnie, with Dean Merrill. The Broken God. Elgin, Ill.: David C. Cook Publishing Co., 1979.

Thrash, Catherine (Hyacinth), as told to Marian K. Towne. The Onliest One Alive: Surviving Jonestown, Guyana. Indianapolis: Marian K. Towne, 1995.

Wagner-Wilson, Leslie. Slavery of Faith. New York: IUniverse, 2009. (Author’s description of book appears here . A review appears here . Other reviews at Amazon.com appear here.)

Wooden, Kenneth. The Children of Jonestown. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981. (Cites Stanley Clayton extensively.)

Wright, Lawrence. “The Sons of Jim Jones.” The New Yorker 69, no. 39 (22 Nov 1993): 66-89.

Yee, Min S. and Thomas N. Layton. In My Father’s House. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981.

 

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