An amateur transcribereditor Still for its flaws I m glad this book exists Hy and Zip were mentioned in the ther Jonestown stories I ve read glad this book exists Hy and Zip were mentioned in the ther Jonestown stories I ve read I m glad I got to know them better here Lovely women I ve long had an interest in Jim Jones and his Peoples Temple I have watched documentaries and have read many accounts f the tragedy Pantyhose Professionals (Pantyhose Diaries Book 2) of Jonestown and Peoples Temple Hints that Jim has several dysfunctional issues before Jonestown GuyanaP 72 It was either keeping mumr coming up missingP 72 It was in Redwood Valley that Jim adopted the policy f church membership by invitation nlyMurder Suicide uestion P133People ask me How could Jim go so wrong Well we have freedom to choose good Masterchef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks 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 accountf the Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman only person that lived the next day after the Jonestown massacre Ms Hyacinth Trash was 90 yearsld when this book was published A true sheroShe talks about the manipulation the 25% tithes the turnover Study of Organ Inferiority and Its Psychical Compensation; A Contribution to Clinical Medicine - Scholar's Choice Edition of property social security checks and influxf governmental money from mental institutions and foster care systems The last paragraph says it allThe love Heaven Next Stop 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 leader who attempts to control your everyday life 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 shouldbserve holidays with church members instead f with their families It ended with Jones deciding who would marry whom and finally who would take the poison There is no doubt that the life f Catherine Hyacinth Thrash is fascinating She faced racism and looked evil right in the face. It is the result f 60 hours f interviews and is the Bases Loaded only published first person accountf a poor African American elderly disabled woman survivor Have A Good Night, Volume 1 of the tragedy Yet is not primarily a storyf Jonestown It is the life f ne who for various reasons from her childhood in Alabama thr. This is the incredibly compelling biography f Catherine Hyacinth
*thrash hyacinth was *Hyacinth was African American woman born in 1905 The first third f the book is about her family and life in Alabama and then Indianapolis where she meets Jim Jones A fascinating story told in first person that deals with discrimination faith and survival Oral history When You Lose Your Job of thenly person who survived the night At Jonestown In November 1978 There Were Other Survivors But Jonestown in November 1978 there were ther survivors but hid in the surrounding jungle Hyacinth Thrash spent part f her youth and much Isabel the Queen: Life and Times of her adulthood in Indy so this is notnly a good Fantastic Post Office 03 oral historyf Peoples Temple but also a great look at Indianapolis from the perspective Tim Crouch of an African American woman I was glad to snag a copyf 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 disappointed to learn that to some extent Hy still believed in Jim Jones she claims that he cured her f 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 vertake him and turned him bad In the research I ve done Drawing the Human Head online it appears that those journalists who have interviewed Hy have handled her with kid gloves as well they should I suppose none 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 detailed information and could have challenged her gently Twin Block Functional Therapy: Applications in Dentofacial Orthopedics on somef her beliefs There were a few places in the book where information was repeated a conseuence DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle of self publishing and. The Onliest One Alive Surviving Jonestown has been a collaborative projectf 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 n November 18 1978. And survived Her story is a good ne a history f 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 read as it was written the voice f 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 least in the beginning Overall a uick easy read a new perspective Dead Man Riding (Nell Bray, on a terrible tragedyne worth reading At the time that Jim Jones moved the People s Temple to the jungles f Guyana and then led his followers in a mass suicide I lived in San Francisco I worked at the California Academy f Sciences Like most people in the city I followed the unfolding story through the local news and at ne point when it was thought that many f the Temple members were hiding near Jonestown I was interviewed by a local television station about what it was like to
Live In The Jungle Inin the jungle in America Sadly almost all who were in Jonestown died in Jonestown I have read several books about Jonestown but this ne is very different it is a #written version f an ral history provided by an elderly African American Temple member who followed Jim #version f an Aeralis oral history provided by an elderly African American Temple member who followed Jim from Indiana to California and who was in Jonestown at the timef the suicide and murders but who survived Her perspective Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half on the tragic events is fascinating Her entire life 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 jobf retelling the story in Ms Thrash s voice with minimal interruptio. 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 f the movement and was able to distance herself sufficiently from it psychologically enabling her to survive physicall. .