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Read [ The Onliest One Alive Surviving Jonestown Guyana Ebook ] BY Catherine H. Thrash

The Convicts Bounty Bride (Convict Wives dAnd power corrupts even religious persons As Hyacinth Thrash puts it Jim got hungry for power and money He thought he was God Heidn t need God Beware

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religious leader attempts to control "your everyday life your sexuality your family relationships what you o with your money and what you "everyday life your sexuality your family relationships what you o with your money and what you and First Blood 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 Joneseciding who would marry whom and finally who would take the poison There is no The Palliser Novels doubt that the life of Catherine Hyacinth Thrash is fascinating She faced racism and 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 remarkably lady 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 sisappearance 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 least in the beginning Overall a uick easy read a new perspective on a terrible tragedy one worth reading At the time that Jim "Jones moved the People s Temple to the jungles of Guyana and then led his followers in "moved the People s Temple to the jungles of Guyana and then led his followers in mass suicide I lived in San Francisco I worked at the California Academy of Sciences Like most people in the city I followed the unfolding story through the local news and at one point when it was thought that many of the Temple members were hiding near Jonestown I was interviewed by a local television station about what it was like to Ough her adulthood in Indiana became attracted to Jim Jones' Peoples Temple and followed him to California and Guyana but early enough realized the Men And Gods In Mongolia demonic character of the movement and was able toistance herself sufficiently from it psychologically enabling her to survive physicall. The Onliest One Alive Surviving Jonestown GuyanaThis 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 and life in Alabama and "Then Indianapolis Where She Meets "Indianapolis where she meets Jones A fascinating story told in first person that Hunter Killer (Pike Logan deals withiscrimination faith and survival 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 "oral history of Temple but also a great look at Indianapolis from the perspective of an African American woman I was glad to snag a copy of this book through interlibrary loan since it is so hard to find and read Hy s survivor s account I thought it was an incredible perspective although I was Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards, disappointed to 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 he later fake cured people by pulling chicken liver tumors from their body She was also later told how he faked a water into wine trick to fool congregants Her theory seemed to be that there were holy spirits and evil spirits and sometime after he visited Father Devine in New York he allowed an evil spirit to overtake him and turned him bad In the research I veone online it appears that those journalists who have interviewed Hy have handled her with kid gloves as well they should I suppose no one wants to brow beat an aged Jonestown survivor But I really wish she had been able to be interviewed by someone who was truly skilled at eliciting etailed information and could have challenged her 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 lived following the mass murder suicide in Jonestown on November 18 1978. Ently on some of her beliefs There were a few places in the book where information was repeated a conseuence of self publishing and an amateur transcribereditor Still for its flaws I m glad this book publishing and an amateur transcribereditor Still for its flaws I m glad this book Hy and Zip were mentioned in the other Jonestown stories I ve read "and I m glad I got to know them better here Lovely women I ve long had an "I m glad I got to know them better here Lovely women I ve long had an in Jim Jones and his Peoples Temple I have watched ocumentaries 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 read like having a conversation with an sweet old southern lady It uickly became an inside view of a member s perspective of the events leading up to the tragedy of November 18 1978 and coming to grips with life beyond it Hints that Jim has several Flying Scotsman Manual dysfunctional issues before 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 Godoesn 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 lived the next ay rebuke the Devil This was a very interesting account of the only person that lived the next ay 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 last paragraph says it allThe love of money. It is the result of 60 hours of interviews and is the only published first person account of a poor African American elderly isabled woman survivor of the tragedy Yet is not primarily a story of Jonestown It is the life of one who for various reasons from her childhood in Alabama thr. .