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Jeff Guinn

Biography

Jeff Guinn

Jeff Guinn is a former award-winning investigative journalist and the bestselling author of numerous books, including GO DOWN TOGETHER: The True Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde, THE LAST GUNFIGHT: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral and How It Changed the West, and MANSON: The Life and Times of Charles Manson. Guinn lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

Jeff Guinn

Books by Jeff Guinn

by Jeff Guinn - History, Nonfiction, True Crime

In the 1950s, a young Indianapolis minister named Jim Jones preached a curious blend of the gospel and Marxism. His congregation was racially integrated, and he was a much-lauded leader in the contemporary civil rights movement. Eventually, Jones moved his church, Peoples Temple, to northern California. He became involved in electoral politics and soon was a prominent Bay Area leader. In THE ROAD TO JONESTOWN, Jeff Guinn examines Jones’ life, from his extramarital affairs, drug use and fraudulent faith healing to the fraught decision to move almost a thousand of his followers to a settlement in the jungles of Guyana in South America.