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Raven

The Untold Story of the Reverend Jim Jones and His People

By Tim Reiterman with John Jacobs
12-minute read
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Raven: The Untold Story of the Reverend Jim Jones and His People  by Tim Reiterman with John Jacobs

Raven (1982) reveals the untold story of Jim Jones and his Peoples Temple in Jonestown, the site of a mass murder in which 917 people lost their lives on one fateful day in 1979. These blinks give you a closer look at the Jones, shedding light on how he rose to power and why his followers met such a horrific end.

  • People interested in mass psychology
  • Cult fanatics
  • True-crime enthusiasts

Tim Reiterman is an award-winning journalist who spent over a year at Jonestown as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He was present when a US Congressman, three reporters and a defector from the Peoples Temple were killed before the group’s mass suicide. He also worked as a writer and editor for the Los Angeles Times during its prize-winning coverage of the Los Angeles riots. He is a teacher at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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