Julia Scheeres

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Julia Scheeres is the author of New York Times bestselling memoir Jesus Land. She lives in Berkeley, California with her husband and two daughters and is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.

Chris Hardy, 2011

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“A gripping account of how decent people can be taken in by a charismatic and crazed tyrant” (The New York Times Book Review).In 1954, a past or named Jim Jones opened a church in Indianapolis called Peoples Temple Full Gospel Church. He was a charismatic preacher with idealistic beliefs, and he quickly filled his pews with an audience eager to hear his sermons on social justice. As Jones’s behavior became erratic and his message more ominous, his followers leaned on each other...

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Julie Scheeres on the Untold Story of What Happened at Jo...

Julie Scheeres discusses her book, A THOUSAND LIVES. The untold story of blind loyalty and daring escapes, of corrupted ideals and senseless, haunting loss that occured in Jonestown, Guyana.

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