Alternative Considerations of Jonestown & Peoples Temple
Rebecca Moore, an associate professor at San Diego State University and
sister of Peoples Temple members who died at Jonestown, presents many
primary sources, including dozens of transcriptions of tapes seized by
the FBI and other sources, survivors’ personal reflections, and more.

The San Francisco Chronicle: Search Results for Jonestown
Search an archive of articles from the San Francisco Chronicle. Access and read a number of articles from the 20th and 25th anniversaries of the Jonestown Massacre.

Father Cares: The Last of Jonestown
Listen to a radio documentary about the Jim Jones and Jonestown
broadcast in 1981 by National Public Radio. The documentary was based
on hundreds of hours of recordings made during the last months at


Brailey, Jeffrey. Ghosts of November: Memoirs of an Outsider who Witnessed the Carnage at Jonestown, Guyana. San Antonio, Texas: J&J Publishers, 1998.

Chidester, David. Salvation and Suicide: An Interpretation of Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown. Revised Edition. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2003.

Feinsod, Ethan. Awake in Nightmare: Jonestown: The Only Eyewitness Account. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1981.

Hall, John R. Gone from the Promised Land: Jonestown in American Cultural History. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 1987.

Harding, Vincent. The Other American Revolution. 2nd Edition. University of California and the Institute of the Black World, 1982.

Kahalas, Laurie Efrein. Snake Dance: Unraveling the Mysteries of Jonestown. New York: Red Robin Press, 1998.

Kilduff, Marshall and Ron Javers. Suicide Cult: The Inside Story of the Peoples Temple Sect and the Massacre in Guyana. New York: Bantam Books, 1978.

Krause, Charles A. with Laurence M. Stern, Richard Harwood. Guyana Massacre: The Eyewitness Account. New York: Berkeley Books, 1978.

Layton, Deborah. Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor’s Story of Life and Death in the Peoples Temple. New York: Anchor Books, 1998.

Maaga, Mary McCormick. Hearing the Voices of Jonestown: Putting a Human Face on an American Tragedy. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1998.

Mills, Jeannie. Six Years With God: Life Inside Jim Jones’ People’s Temple. New York: A&W Publishers, 1979.

Moore, Rebecca. Jonestown letters: Correspondence of the Moore Family, 1970-1985. Lewiston/Queenston: Edwin Mellen Press, 1986.

Moore, Rebecca, Anthony B. Pinn and Mary R. Sawyer. Peoples Temple and Black Religion in America. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2004.

Naipaul, Shiva. Journey to Nowhere: A New World Tragedy. New York: Simon & Shuster,1982.

Nugent, John Peer. White Night: The True Story of What Happened Before – And After – Jonestown. New York: Rawson, Wade Publishers, Inc., 1979.

Reiterman, Tim with John Jacobs. Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People. New York: E. P. Dutton, Inc. 1982.

Reston, James, Jr. Our Father Who Art in Hell: The Life and Death of Jim Jones. New York: Times Books, 1981.

Schaer, Roland, Gregory Claeys and Lyman Tower Sargent, ed. Utopia. New York: The New York Public Library/Oxford University Press, 2000.

Schwartz, Harvey. Dialogues with Forgotten Voices. New York: Basic Books, 2000.

Smith, Richard Candida, ed. Utopia and Dissent: Art, Poetry and Politics in California. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1995.

Stephenson, Denice, ed. Dear People: Remembering Jonestown. San Francisco: California Historical Society Press and Heyday Books, 2005.

Sutherland, Fraser. Jonestown. Ontario, Canada: McClelland & Stewart, Inc., 1996.

Thrash, Catherine (Hyacinth) and Marian K. Towne. The Onliest Alive: Surviving Jonestown. Indianapolis, Indiana: M. Towne, 1995.

Wooden, Kenneth. The Children of Jonestown. New York: McGraw Hill, 1981.

Yee, Min S. and Thomas N. Layton. In My Father’s House. New York: Bantam Books, 1982.


Axthelm, Pete. “The Cult of Death.” Newsweek. December 4th, 1978: p. 39+.

Bird, C. “Nine Places in the World to Hide.” Esquire January 1962: pp. 55-7, 128-32.

Feinsilber, Pamela. “My Name is Jim Jones.” San Francisco, November 2003: p. 77+.

Kilduff, Marshall and Phil Tracy. “Inside Peoples Temple.” New West, August 1st, 1978: p. 30-38.

Wright, Lawrence. “Orphans of Jonestown.” The New Yorker. November 22, 1993: p. 66+.

“Nightmare in Jonestown.” Time. December 4, 1978: p. 16+.

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