A Jonestown Bibliography

This blog written by Jeff Brailey was downloaded on 13 October 2018 from http://novemberghosts.blogspot.com/2007/05/jonestown-bibliography.html.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

A Jonestown Bibliography

There is only one book out of the 33 that have been written about Jonestown, that takes the reader to the scene of mass death and graphically describes the clean-up and return of the remains of 914 Americans to the USA. It’s the first book on this list, highlighted in red.

Brailey, Jeff
The Ghosts of November: Memoirs of an Outsider who Witnessed the Carnage at Jonestown, Guyana.
San Antonio: J & J Publishers, 1998.

Chidester, David
Salvation and Suicide: An Interpretation of Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple and Jonestown
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1988

Feinsod, Ethan
Awake in a Nightmare: Jonestown the Only Eyewitness Account.
New York: W. W. Norton, 1981

Hall, John R.
Gone from the promised land: Jonestown in American cultural history
New Brunswick, U.S.A. : Transaction Books, c1987

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

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

Kilduff, Marshall
The Suicide Cult: The Inside Story of the Peoples Temple Sect and the Massacre in Guyana
New York : Bantam Books, 1978

Klineman, George
The Cult that Died: The Tragedy of Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple
New York : Putnam, c1980

Krause, Charles A.
Guyana massacre : the eyewitness account
New York : Berkley Publishing Corporation, c1978

Lane, Mark.
The Strongest Poison.
New York: Hawthorn, 1980

Layton, Deborah
Seductive poison: a Jonestown survivor’s story of life and death in the Peoples Temple.
New York : Anchor Books, 1998

Levi, Ken
Violence and Religious Commitment: Implications of Jim Jones’ People’s Temple Movement. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1982

Maaga, Mary McCormick.
Hearing the Voices of Jonestown
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1998

Melton, J. Gordon
Peoples Temple and Jim Jones: Broadening Our Perspective.
New York: Garland, 1990.

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

Moore, Rebecca
A Sympathetic History of Jonestown: The Moore Family Involvement in the Peoples Temple. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1985

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

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

Moore, Rebecca, Anthony B. Pinn and Mary R. Sawyer, eds.
Peoples Temple and Black Religion in America.
Bloomington: University of Indiana, 2004

Nugent, John Peer
White Night.
New York: Rawson, Wade Publishers, 1979

Parker, Pat
Jonestown and Other Madness.
Ithaca, N.Y.: Firebrand Books, 1985

Reiterman, Tim
Raven : the untold story of the Rev. Jim Jones and his people
New York : Dutton, c1982

Reston, James, Jr.
Our Father Who Art in Hell: The Life and Death of Jim Jones.
New York: Times Books, 1981

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

Stephenson, Denice
Dear People: Remembering Jonestown.
Berkeley: Heyday Books, 2005.

Thielmann, Bonnie
The Broken God
Elgin, Ill. : D. C. Cook, c1979

Thrash, Catherine
The Onliest One Alive: Surviving Jonestown, Guyana
Indianapolis, Ind. : M. Towne, 1995

U.S. Committee on Foreign Affairs
The Assassination of Representative Leo J. Ryan and the Jonestown, Guyana Tragedy. U.S. House of Representatives, 96th Congress, First Session. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1979

U.S. Committee on Foreign Affairs Hearing
The Death of Representative Leo J. Ryan, Peoples Temple, and Jonestown: Understanding a Tragedy. U.S. House of Representatives, 96th Congress, First Session. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1979

Wessinger, Catherine
How the Millennium Comes Violently.
Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1998

Wessinger, Catherine Lowman.
How the millennium comes violently: from Jonestown to Heaven’s Gate.
New York : Seven Bridges Press, c2000.

Wooden, Kenneth
The Children of Jonestown
New York : McGraw-Hill, c1981

Yee, Min S.
In My Father’s House: The Story of the Layton Family and the Reverend Jim Jones
New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, c1981

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