“The seminal book on the story of Jonestown.” —Associated Press
“Unquestionably emerges as the most valuable book on Jonestown to date…Every piece of the puzzle is here.”—David Evanier, National Review
“An extraordinary inquiry into the individual pathology of Jim Jones…To assemble this portrait obviously required staggering research. The writing is sensitive and lucid. The result is a document which will illumine a dark corner of our era.”—Daniel Schorr
“After reading Raven, there should be no more questions…A tour de force on the Rev. James Jones and the events that led his 900 disciples to drink poisoned punch on Nov. 18, 1978.” —Charlie Frush, The Philadelphia Inquirer
“This stands as the definitive history …carefully compiled and completely horrifying.”—Marshall Kilduff, San Francisco Chronicle
About the Author
is a prizewinning journalist who extensively covered Jonestown for The San Francisco Examiner
. He was wounded in the jungle airstrip attack that killed Representative Leo Ryan, plus three reporters and a temple defector. Reiterman has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show
and other national broadcasts. In the past two years, he was featured in a History Channel docudrama about the final days of Jonestown, as well as an Oscar nominated documentary on Jonestown for PBSs American Experience
. Reiterman writes for the Los Angeles Times
. His collaborator John Jacobs
was a widely respected journalist who died in 2000.
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