On this History Bookshelf, Julia Scheeres presents a history of Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple, a cult that attracted hundreds to Jonestown, Guyana, where on November 18, 1978, they engaged in a mass murder-suicide. Nine hundred and nine men, woman and children died at the compound, and several others who had been investigating the cult were assassinated at a nearby airstrip, including U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan and three members of the media. This event took place at Books Inc. in Berkeley, California.
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