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  • ISBN: 1947534637
  • ISBN: 9781947534636
  • ISBN: 9781911617594
  • ISBN: 1911617591
  • Physical Description: ix, 404 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria ; Scribe Publications, [2019]

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Explores the allure of the real-life charismatic leader, Reverend Jim Jones, who would destroy so many. It follows Evelyn Lynden, a woman at war with herself, as she is pulled into Jones's orbit.
"It's the summer of 1968, and Evelyn Lynden is a woman at war with herself. Minister's daughter. Atheist. Independent woman. Frustrated wife. Bitch with a bleeding heart. Following her conscientious-objector husband Lenny to the rural Eden of Evergreen Valley, California, Evelyn wants to be happy with their new life. Yet as the world is rocked by warfare and political assassinations, by racial discrimination and social upheaval, she finds herself disillusioned with Lenny's passive ways - and anxious for a saviour. Enter the Reverend Jim Jones, the dynamic leader of a revolutionary church called Peoples Temple. As Evelyn grows closer to Jones, her marriage is just the first casualty of his rise to power. Meticulously researched, elegantly written, and utterly engrossing, Beautiful Revolutionary explores the allure of the real-life charismatic leader who would destroy so many. In masterful prose, Woollett painstakingly examines what happens when Evelyn is pulled into Jones's orbit - an orbit it would prove impossible for her to leave."--Publisher.
Subject: Jones, Jim, 1931-1978 > Fiction.
Peoples Temple > Fiction.
Cults > United States > Fiction.
Nineteen sixties > Fiction.
California > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
California > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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