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Efore Jonestown GuyanaP 72 It was either keeping mum or coming up missingP 72 It was in Redwood Valley that Jim adopted the policy of church membership by invitation onlyMurder Suicide uestion P133People ask me How could Jim go so wrong Well we have freedom to choose good or evil God doesn t force to follow Him Jim knew what was good but turned away You got to rebuke the Devil This was a very interesting account of the only person that ived the next day after the Jonestown massacre Ms Hyacinth Trash was 90 years old when this book was published A true sheroShe talks about the manipulation the 25% tithes the turnover of property social security checks and influx of governmental money from mental institutions and foster care systems The An Italian Education last paragraph says it allTheove of money and power corrupts even religious persons As Hyacinth Thrash puts it Jim got hungry for power and money He thought he was God He didn t need God Beware the religious Protecting the Colton Bride Coltons Cowboy Code leader who attempts to control your everydayife your sexuality your family relationships what you do with your money and what you eat and drink Ms Thrash says it started with Jones telling his flock they should observe holidays with church members instead of with their families It ended with Jones deciding who would marry whom and finally who would take the poison Oral history of the only person who survived the night at Jonestown in November 1978 there were other survivors but they hid in the surrounding jungle Hyacinth Thrash spent part of her youth and much of her adulthood in Indy so this is not only a good oral history of Peoples Temple but also a great ook at Indianapolis from the perspective of an African American woman. Ough her adulthood in Indiana became attracted to Jim Jones' Peoples Temple and followed him to California and Guyana but early enough realized the demonic character of the movement and was able to distance herself sufficiently from it psychologically enabling her to survive physicall.
There is no doubt that the ife of Catherine Hyacinth Thrash is fascinating She faced racism and Daddy Wanted looked evil right in the face and survived Her story is a good one a history of America including parts they would rather ignore Hyacinth is truly a remarkablyady Though repetitive at times and hard to read as it was written in the voice of Thrash herself this also made the book relatable It was interesting to note that Ms Thrash still believes Jones cured her cancer and I agree it s disappearance isn t easily explained but she also states that he turned bad Given how many people followed him I have to believe there was some good there at Forbidden Stranger least in the beginning Overall a uick easy read a new perspective on a terrible tragedy one worth reading I was glad to snag a copy of this book through interlibraryoan since it is so hard to find and read Hy s survivor s account I thought it was an incredible perspective although I was disappointed to Snowy River Man learn that to some extent Hy still believed in Jim Jones she claims that he cured her of a breast tumor even though she knew that heater fake cured people by pulling chicken Night Moves (Harlequin Blaze liver tumors from their body She was alsoater told how he faked a At the time that Jim Jones moved the People s Temple to the jungles of Guyana and then Les brumes d'avalon : roman led his followers in a mass suicide Iived in San Francisco I worked at the California Academy of Sciences Like most people in the city I followed the unfolding story through the Malakai (Wicked Games, local news and at one point when it was thought that many of the Temple members were hiding near Jonestown I was interviewed by aocal television station about what it was The Carpenters Wife and Heart of Stone like toive in the jungle in South America Sadly almost all. The Onliest One Alive Surviving Jonestown has been a collaborative project of Catherine Hyacinth Thrash and Marian Towne since 1982 when Mrs Thrash returned to Indianapolis from the Los Angeles area where she had ived following the mass murder suicide in Jonestown on November 18 1978.
Who were in Jonestown died in Jonestown I have read several books about Jonestown but this one is very different it is a written version of an oral history provided by an elderly African American Temple member who followed Jim Jones from Indiana to California and who was in Jonestown at the time of the suicide and murders but who survived Her perspective on the tragic events is fascinating Her entire ife story she born in Alabama in 1905 so she knew many former slaves personally alone would be a great read even if she had never met Jim Jones but her involvement with the People s Temple makes it even fascinating The ghostwriter Marian Towne has done an excellent job of retelling the story in Ms Thrash s voice with minimal interruption I ve The Family Plan long had an interest in Jim Jones and his Peoples Temple I have watched documentaries and have read many accounts of the tragedy of Jonestown and Peoples Temple I wanted to know about the actual people who would give up all of their worldly possessions freedom and even familial relationships to follow Jim Jones The beginning of this book readike having a conversation with an sweet old southern A Family Practice lady It uickly became an inside view of a member s perspective of the eventseading up to the tragedy of November 18 1978 and coming to grips with A Doctor in Her Stocking (From Here to Maternity life beyond it This is the incredibly compelling biography of Catherine Hyacinth Thrash Hyacinth was an African American woman born in 1905 The first third of the book is about her family andife in Alabama and then Indianapolis where she meets Jim Jones A fascinating story told in first person that deals with discrimination faith and survival Hints that Jim has several dysfunctional issues It is the result of 60 hours of interviews and is the only published first person account of a poor African American elderly disabled woman survivor of the tragedy Yet is not primarily a story of Jonestown It is the ife of one who for various reasons from her childhood in Alabama thr.