December 22, 2011 Selection – from Vera Pereskokova

A Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres

Despite its macabre topic, I’ve read few books that have fascinated me as much as A Thousand Lives. Prior to reading the book, I could not imagine how anyone could force nearly a 1000 people to commit suicide, unless they were willing participants. After learning about the individual members of the Peoples’ Temple and the control Jones exuded over his followers, I can understand how most of them so no other option.

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