The Road To Jonestown

The Road to Jonestown PDF
Author: Jeff Guinn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476763844
Size: 52.48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : True Crime
Languages : en
Pages : 544
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Book Description: 2018 Edgar Award Finalist—Best Fact Crime “A thoroughly readable, thoroughly chilling account of a brilliant con man and his all-too vulnerable prey” (The Boston Globe)—the definitive story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre, the largest murder-suicide in American history, by the New York Times bestselling author of Manson. In the 1950s, a young Indianapolis minister named Jim Jones preached a curious blend of the gospel and Marxism. His congregation was racially mixed, and he was a leader in the early civil rights movement. Eventually, Jones moved his church, Peoples Temple, to northern California, where he got involved in electoral politics and became a prominent Bay Area leader. But underneath the surface lurked a terrible darkness. In this riveting narrative, Jeff Guinn examines Jones’s life, from his early days as an idealistic minister to a secret life of extramarital affairs, drug use, and fraudulent faith healing, before the fateful decision to move almost a thousand of his followers to a settlement in the jungles of Guyana in South America. Guinn provides stunning new details of the events leading to the fatal day in November, 1978 when more than nine hundred people died—including almost three hundred infants and children—after being ordered to swallow a cyanide-laced drink. Guinn examined thousands of pages of FBI files on the case, including material released during the course of his research. He traveled to Jones’s Indiana hometown, where he spoke to people never previously interviewed, and uncovered fresh information from Jonestown survivors. He even visited the Jonestown site with the same pilot who flew there the day that Congressman Leo Ryan was murdered on Jones’s orders. The Road to Jonestown is “the most complete picture to date of this tragic saga, and of the man who engineered it…The result is a disturbing portrait of evil—and a compassionate memorial to those taken in by Jones’s malign charisma” (San Francisco Chronicle).

Gospel On The Road To Emmaus

Gospel  On the Road To  Emmaus PDF
Author: Edward Joseph Clemmer
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1456773593
Size: 28.96 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 656
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Book Description: Born in Indiana, Dr. Edward J. Clemmer is a social psychologist by profession. He now lives with his Maltese wife, Jane Zammit, and enjoys dual citizenship with Malta. His four sons by a previous marriage continue to live in America. His personal journey with the Lord into this Gospel (on the Road to) Emmaus began in a moment of grace on 12th September 2003, as Ed was on his way to the priest. The context for this initiation was the Feast of Exultation of Holy Cross (14th September), as the source of every grace is derived from the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. The gospel is explained for us as the author and reader journey with the Lord as potential disciples. Our journey begins at Bethany near the Jordan with John the Baptist preaching and baptizing. Part 1 continues up to the Transfiguration of Jesus. Volume One reaches its climax before the Lords final journey to Jerusalem, when Jesus returns to Bethany where the Baptist had preached. Volume Two resumes with the Lords healing and preaching at Bethany near the Jordan. Part 2 concludes in Bethany near Jerusalem with the Lords dinner celebration with Lazarus, after Jesus had raised Lazarus from the dead. This celebration anticipates the Lords death and resurrection, and ours in Christ. Part 3 takes up the Grand Liturgy of the Lords New Creation, with Holy Week. The book initially concludes with a retrospective of the incarnation, of Jesus as God-with-us, and with the parallel coming of the Spirit at Pentecost. Then, in the Part 4 conclusion of this gospel, our post-Emmaus journey with the risen Lord returns to our post-Pentecost life in the Holy Spirit. The authors seven-year personal journey through this Gospel Emmaus ends in 2010 with the Feast of Sukkot, just as when the Lord also had anticipated the Holy Spirit. But the Lord provides us with his own conclusion: although he had healed ten lepers as they were on their way to the priest, only one had returned to give thanks.

Classroom On The Road

Classroom on the Road PDF
Author: Irina Gendelman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1793610894
Size: 73.49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 246
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Book Description: This book explores unique and out-of-the-box faculty-led student travel, whether abroad or domestically. Contributors argue in favor of unique and innovative forms of undergraduate student travel, travel that eschews the all-too-ubiquitous pre-packaged and overpriced programs that remain prevalent.

The Road To Romance And Ruin

The Road to Romance and Ruin PDF
Author: Jon Lewis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317928792
Size: 63.65 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Book Description: This book analyses the teen film as the rare medium able to represent the otherwise chaotic and conflicting experience of youth. The author focuses on six major issues: alienation, deviance and delinquency, sex and gender, the politics of consumption, the apolitics of youth(ful) rebellion, and regression into nostalgia. Despite the many differences within the genre, this book sees all teen films as focused on a single social concern: the breakdown of traditional forms of authority – school, church, family. Working with the theories of such diverse scholars as Kenneth Keniston, Bruno Bettelheim, Erik Erikson, Theodor Adorno, Simon Frith, and Dick Hebdige, the author draws an innovative and flexible model of a cultural history of youth. Originally published in 1992.

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Author: فلاديمير نابوكوف
Publisher: المحرر الأدبي للنشر والتوزيع والترجمة
ISBN: 2123460729
Size: 57.32 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
Languages : ar
Pages :
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Book Description:

Reports Of Cases 1754 1845

Reports of Cases     1754 1845 PDF
Author: Pennsylvania. Supreme Court
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 11.27 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Law reports, digests, etc
Languages : en
Pages :
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Book Description:

Reports Of Cases Adjudged In The Supreme Court Of Pennsylvania By Watts Sergeant

Reports of Cases Adjudged in The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania by Watts   Sergeant PDF
Author: Pennsylvania. Supreme Court
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 24.80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Law reports, digests, etc
Languages : en
Pages :
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Author: مارك مانسون
Publisher: Dar Attanweer
ISBN: 6144720197
Size: 56.15 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Self-Help
Languages : ar
Pages : 272
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Book Description: ظل يُقال لنا طيلة عشرات السنوات إن التفكير الإيجابي هو المفتاح إلى حياة سعيدة ثرية. لكن مارك مانسون يشتم تلك "الإيجابية" ويقول: " فلنكن صادقين، السيء سيء وعلينا أن نتعايش مع هذا ". لا يتهرّب مانسون من الحقائق ولا يغلفها بالسكّر، بل يقولها لنا كما هي: جرعة من الحقيقة الفجِّة الصادقة المنعشة هي ما ينقصنا اليوم. هذا الكتاب ترياق للذهنية التي نهدهد أنفسنا بها، ذهنية " فلنعمل على أن يكون لدينا كلنا شعور طيب " التي غزت المجتمع المعاصر فأفسدت جيلًا بأسره صار ينال ميداليات ذهبية لمجرد الحضور إلى المدرسة. ينصحنا مانسون بأن نعرف حدود إمكاناتنا وأن نتقبلها. وأن ندرك مخاوفنا ونواقصنا وما لسنا واثقين منه، وأن نكفّ عن التهرب والفرار من ذلك كله ونبدأ مواجهة الحقائق الموجعة، حتى نصير قادرين على العثور على ما نبحث عنه من جرأة ومثابرة وصدق ومسؤولية وتسامح وحب للمعرفة. لا يستطيع كل شخص أن يكون متميزًا متفوقًا. ففي المجتمع ناجحين وفاشلين؛ وقسم من هذا الواقع ليس عادلًا وليس نتيجة غلطتك أنت. وصحيح أن المال شيء حسن، لكن اهتمامك بما تفعله بحياتك أحسن كثيرًا؛ فالتجربة هي الثروة الحقيقية.

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Author: Robert B. Cialdini
Publisher: العبيكان للنشر
ISBN: 9960547469
Size: 26.53 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : ar
Pages : 348
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Book Description: التأثير, الكتاب الكلاسيكي حول عملية الإقناع, يشرح مبادئ علم النفس التي تقف وراء قول الناس «نعم» لأي طلب كان, كما يشرح كيفية تطبيق فهم هذه المبادئ. الدكتور روبرت سيالديني مدرّس خبير في حقلي التأثير والإقناع المتناميين بسرعة. إن هذا الكتاب الذي ينظر إليه في الأوساط العلمية نظرة مرموقة جداً؛ فهو حصيلة خمس وثلاثين سنة من الأبحاث الدقيقة المعتمدة على الأدلة القوية، إضافة إلى برنامج استمر ثلاث سنوات من الدراسة الميدانية لما يدفع الناس إلى تغيير سلوكهم. سوف نتعلم المبادئ الستة الأساسية, وكيف نستعملها كي نصبح مهرة في فن الإقناع- وكيف ندافع عن أنفسنا ضد من يحاول أن يستغلنا بإقناعنا بما يريد. هذا الكتاب مثالي لجميع الناس العاملين في جميع نواحي الحياة. سوف تغيّر مبادئ التأثيرشخصيتك تغييراً إيجابياً قوياً وتقودك نحو النجاح. العبيكان للنشر

A Sympathetic History Of Jonestown

A Sympathetic History of Jonestown PDF
Author: Rebecca Moore
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780889468603
Size: 62.20 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 456
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Book Description: A study of the People's Temple written with compassion and understanding, with special focus on the surviving family members of two of the victims. This work seeks to dispel the bizarre image propagated by the media.