The Resource Cult City : Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco, Daniel J. Flynn, (electronic resource)

Cult City : Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco, Daniel J. Flynn, (electronic resource)

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Cult City : Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco
Title
Cult City
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Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco
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Daniel J. Flynn
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Language
eng
Summary
In recounting the fascinating, intersecting stories of Jim Jones and Harvey Milk, Cult City tells the story of a great city gone horribly wrong. November 1978. Reverend Jim Jones, the darling of the San Francisco political establishment, orchestrates the murders and suicides of 918 people at a remote jungle outpost in South America. Days later, Harvey Milk, one of America's first openly gay elected officials-and one of Jim Jones's most vocal supporters-is assassinated in San Francisco's City Hall. This horrifying sequence of events shocked the world. Almost immediately, the lives and deaths of Jim Jones and Harvey Milk became shrouded in myth. Now, forty years later, this book corrects the record. The product of a decade of research, including extensive archival work and dozens of exclusive interviews, Cult City reveals just how confused our understanding has become. In life, Jim Jones enjoyed the support of prominent politicians and Hollywood stars even as he preached atheism and communism from the pulpit; in death, he transformed into a fringe figure, a "fundamentalist Christian" and a "fascist." In life, Harvey Milk faked hate crimes, outed friends, and falsely claimed that the US Navy dishonorably discharged him over his homosexuality; in death, he is honored in an Oscar-winning movie, with a California state holiday, and a US Navy ship named after him. His assassin, a blue-collar Democrat who often voted with Milk in support of gay issues, is remembered as a right-winger and a homophobe. But the story extends far beyond Jones and Milk. Author Daniel J. Flynn vividly portrays the strange intersection of mainstream politics and murderous extremism in 1970s San Francisco-the hangover after the high of the Summer of Love
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Midwest
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Flynn, Daniel J
Dewey number
979.4/61053
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Peoples Temple
  • Milk, Harvey
  • Jones, Jim
  • Electronic books
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • Jonestown Mass Suicide, Jonestown, Guyana, 1978
  • Cults
  • Cults
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
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adult
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Cult City : Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco, Daniel J. Flynn, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781504056762
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(electronic bk.)
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rdamedia
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MWT12244519
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12244519
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Cult City : Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco, Daniel J. Flynn, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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MWT12244519
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504056762
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12244519
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12244519
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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