KILLER CULTS Murderous Messiahs and their Fanatical Followers.

Author: Lane (Brian)
Year: 1996
Publisher: Headline.
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: NrF/Vg+
ISBN: 9780747218128
Price: 10.00
Hardback. As an examination of the murderous cults and cult leaders that have flourished in recent times, this book offers many revealing insights into this complex subject. It is a thorough appraisal of the origins and nature of cult violence and is illustrated with numerous case studies, from fanatical Assassins of eleventh century Persia to the recent deadly activities of the Order of the Solar Temple in Switzerland and Canada. Also features : David Koresh and the siege of Waco (USA, 1993); Aum Shinri Kyo and the Tokyo subway killings (Japan, 1995); The Thugs and their deadly 'strangling cloth' (India, 8th-century); People's Temple Jimba, murder and mass suicide at Jonestown (Guyana, 1978); The case of Mirella Beechook and the Lord of the Graveyard (England, 1985). Illus., Select Bibliog. and Webography + Index. 310pp. 8vo. h/back. With the usual lightly browned pp. o/w Nr. F. in Vg+ dw. which has vertical crease to fr. 'blurb'.


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