Jonestown: The DVD

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Jonestown: The DVD

Scott Butki has written an excellent review of Stanley Nelson’s documentary, Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple. The film also has been nominated for an Academy Award. While there has been fairly consistent interest in the massacre that took place in Jonestown 29 years ago this November, as we approach the 30th anniversary of the horrific event, I think it is safe to say, curiosity in what happened at that jungle enclave before many of the people reading this posting was born, has never been higher.

My book, The Ghosts of November: Memoirs of an Outsider Who Witnessed the Carnage at Jonestown, Guyana, originally published in 1998, is the only account written by a member of the task force sent to Guyana to recover the remains of the 914 Americans who perished there. I have meticulously revised it, included footnotes and an index and more than 20 photographs.

November 18, 2008 marks the 30th anniversary of the massacre, an appropriate time for my revision to be published. As of yet, I have been unable to find an agent or editor interested in doing that. I will self-publish it as I did the first edition, if I must. However, I would prefer the more traditional route to publication this time.

If you know an agent or publisher who may be interested in this project, please have him or her contact me.