What are the best books about Jonestown?

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    #1The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and People's Temple

    The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and People's Temple

    The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and People's Temple is a historical non-fiction book written by Jeff Guinn. The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and People's Temple was published on April 11, 2017 by Simon Schuster. 

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    Catherine Daniels
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "The Road to Jonestown is a non-fiction work about Jim Jones. This is a great historical work that was very interesting. If you are looking to know more about Jonestown or Jim Jones, this is a great book to start out."
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    #2Jonestown Survivor: An Insider's Look

    Jonestown Survivor: An Insider's Look
    Jonestown Survivor: An Insider's Look is a historical non-fiction book written by Laura Johnston Kohl. Jonestown Survivor: An Insider's Look was published on March 18, 2010 by iUniverse. 
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    Angela Guerrero
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Interesting book about Jonestown and someone who survived it. This book is non fiction as this was a real event. Terrible story and sad ending for the people who followed a madman. This is a true story about it and if you are interested in the details Jonestown is for you."
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    #3The Children of Jonestown

    The Children of Jonestown

    The Children of Jonestown is a historical non-fiction book written by Kenneth Wooden. The Children of Jonestown was published on October 1, 1980 by McGraw-Hill Companies. 

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    Lauren Alvarez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is a poignant, important yet absolutely heartbreaking story of innocence lost. The Children of Jonestown investigates the deaths of the nearly three hundred children who were victims of the mass cyanide poisoning at Jonestown."
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    #4Stories from Jonestown

    Stories from Jonestown

    Stories from Jonestown is a historical non-fiction book written by Leigh Fondakowski. Stories from Jonestown was published on February 1, 2013 by University of Minnesota Press. 

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    #5People's Temple, People's Tomb

    People's Temple, People's Tomb

    People's Temple, People's Tomb is a non-fiction book written by Phil Kerns about the life of Jim Jones. People's Temple, People's Tomb was published on January 1, 1979 by Logos International. 

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    Anna Lawson
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "There are more popular and well reviewed books about Jonestown available. One is a #1 best seller. I would look elsewhere for "best""
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    #6The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy

    The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy

    The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy is a non-fiction book by James Morcan and Lance Morcan, with a foreword from Takaaki Musha and an afterword by Richard Spence. It was first published by in 2014.

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    Devansh Chauhan
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "It's a great read, touching lots of controversial subjects and urban myths and legends. Some of it is fiction, but there are a lot of facts here. With only one part of the book on Jonestown, it's not hugely in depth though. So whilst the treatment & investigation is good, other books might give more insight. "
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    #7The Onliest One Alive

    The Onliest One Alive

    The Onliest One Alive: Surviving Jonestown, Guyana is a historical non-fiction memoir written by Catherine H. Thrash. The Onliest One Alive: Surviving Jonestown, Guyana was published on December 1, 1995 by Marian K. Towne.

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    Russell Porter
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Written from the view point of a survivor from the mass murder-suicide in Jonestown. Book is comprised of many interviews, and put together in way that is very understandable. Really interesting read for anyone interested in memoirs."
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    #8Awake in a Nightmare

    Awake in a Nightmare

    Awake in a Nightmare is a non-fiction memoir written by Ethan Feinsod. Awake in a Nightmare was published on January 1, 1981 by W. W. Norton & Company. It is an account of the tragedy in Jonestown.

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    Dhruv Jain
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Awake in a Nightmare is an incredibly interesting memoir from someone that survived Jonestown. If you have any interest in Jonestown and the events surrounding it, then I can't recommend this book highly enough. "
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    #9Understanding Jonestown and People's Temple

    Understanding Jonestown and People's Temple

    Understanding Jonestown and People's Temple is a historical non-fiction book written by Rebecca Moore. Understanding Jonestown and People's Temple was published on March 1, 2009 by Praeger.

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    José Antonio Villanueva
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Some people like the book others really hate it. I'm personally not a fan of this book or rebecca moore. She has a very strict audience and just not for most people."
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    #10Dear People: Remembering Jonestown

    Dear People: Remembering Jonestown
    Dear People: Remembering Jonestown is a historical non-fiction book compiled and edited by Denice Stephenson. Dear People: Remembering Jonestown was published on January 1, 2005 by Heyday Books. 
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    Harold Jordan
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This was a very interesting book about Jonestown. It really is a pretty crazy story and this gives another insight into to cult. Great read for people interested in this sort of thing."
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    #11Raven: The Untold Story of The Rev. Jim Jones and His People

    Raven: The Untold Story of The Rev. Jim Jones and His People

    Raven: The Untold Story of The Rev. Jim Jones and His People is a historical non-fiction book written by Tim Reiterman. Raven: The Untold Story of The Rev. Jim Jones and His People was published in 1982 by Dutton Adult. 

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    Patrick Brown
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I was always fascinated by cults and what motivates people to join them. This book taught me a ton about Jonestown and its infamous end. Great read."
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