Popular Resources

Bellefountaine, Michael, with Dora Bellefountaine. A Lavender Look at Peoples Temple: A Gay Perspective of the Peoples Temple. Bloomington, Indiana: iUniverse, 2011. (Book discussed here.)

Coser, Rose L. and Louis Coser. “Jonestown as Perverse Utopia.” Dissent 26, no. 2 (1979): 158-62.

Curran, William J. “The Guyana Mass Suicides: Medicolegal Re-evaluation.” New England Journal of Medicine 300, no. 23 (7 June 1979): 1321.

The Disciple: Journal of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 131, no. 7 (July 1993) has three articles which look at the Disciples of Christ’s relationship with Peoples Temple.

DisciplesWorld 7, no. 9 (November 2008) has five articles and an editorial commemorating the thirty-year anniversary of the deaths in Jonestown.

Eco, Umberto. “The Suicides of the Temple.” In West of the West: Imagining California. Ed. Leonard Michaels, David Redi, Raquel Scherr. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1989, pp. 311-15.

Fondakowski, Leigh. Stories from Jonestown. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. (Book discussed here.)

Kilduff, Marshall and Phil Tracy. “Inside Peoples Temple.” New West Magazine 17 (August 1, 1977): 30-38. Available online here.

Naipaul, Shiva. Journey to Nowhere: A New World Tragedy. New York: Penguin Books, 1980.

Reiterman, Tim, with John Jacobs. Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1982; reprinted by New York: Penguin Group (USA), 2008. A January 12, 2009 review of the book and interview with the author in The Nation Magazine appears here.

Reston, James Jr. Our Father Who Art in Hell. New York: Times Books, 1981.

Reston, James Jr. and Noah Adams. “Father Cares: The Last of Jonestown.” National Public Radio Education Services, Audiocassettes. Washington, D.C.: National Public Radio, 1981; available through National Public Radio.

Rose, Steve. Jesus and Jim Jones: Behind Jonestown. New York: The Pilgrim Press, 1979.

Savive, Will. Jonestown: “Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid”. Hackensack, NJ: Del-Grande Publishing Inc, 2014.

New Book Goes Beyond Façade of “Official Version”, by Will Savive (2014)
Savive Book a Compelling and Controversial Read, by Mark Gallaga (2014)

Scheeres, Julia. A Thousand Lives. New York: Free Press, 2011. (Book discussed here.)

Witten, Manley. “Guyana: The Autopsy of Disbelief.” Lab World (March 1979): 14-19.

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