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  • A THOUSAND LIVES: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown. by Scheeres, Julia.
    Scheeres, Julia.
    A THOUSAND LIVES: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Free Press, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of Jim Jones and the tragedy of his followers, based on the "experiences of five Peoples Temple members who went to Jonestown: a middle-class English teacher from Colorado, an elderly African American woman raised in Jim Crow Alabama, a troubled young black man from Oakland, and a working-class father and his teenage son. SIGNED on the title page. Notes, Index. 307 pp. Photographic endpapers. ISBN: 9781416596394.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 52251
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  • THE ULTIMATE GAME: The Rise and Fall of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, by Strelley, Kate with Robert D. San Souci.
    Strelley, Kate with Robert D. San Souci.
    THE ULTIMATE GAME: The Rise and Fall of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh,

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - An insider's account of the Rajneesh movement - the author was the "secretary" to Ma Anand Sheela for most of 1976-1981, and thus she was part of the inner circle controlling the ashram and its financial affairs, This book attempts but does not quite manage to explain the allure of the movement, and, since Strelley was only on the periphery after the move to Oregon, it does not really explain the collapse either. Strelley's final conclusion is that Bhagwan was the center of it all. An interesting look at a phenomena that was very much a part of the times - late 1960s thru early 1980s - but…

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    New York: Harper & Row, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - An insider's account of the Rajneesh movement - the author was the "secretary" to Ma Anand Sheela for most of 1976-1981, and thus she was part of the inner circle controlling the ashram and its financial affairs, This book attempts but does not quite manage to explain the allure of the movement, and, since Strelley was only on the periphery after the move to Oregon, it does not really explain the collapse either. Strelley's final conclusion is that Bhagwan was the center of it all. An interesting look at a phenomena that was very much a part of the times - late 1960s thru early 1980s - but one which still continues to have an influence today from a different perspective than the award-winning documentary "Wild, Wild Country." Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 381 pp. ISBN: 0-062508210.

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    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (bottom edge of textblock slightly bumped).

    Book ID: 73330
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